Keeping it ReAL (Research in Academic Libraries) 2018: Add it Up Final Report

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Walde, C., Bullard, J., Giustini, D., Gupta, A., Kyle, R., Liuta, I., Moore, A. J. (2019). Keeping it ReAL (Research in Academic Libraries) 2018: Add it Up Final Report.

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Academic librarians
Academic libraries
Research methods
Research culture
Indigenous research methods

This report documents the program "Keeping it ReAL (Research in Academic Libraries) 2018: Add it Up" that was held at the University of Victoria on October 26, 2018. This event is the third annual iteration of Keeping it ReAL, a free workshop with the aim of fostering a research culture and creating an open and supportive network for learning, sharing and supporting research among academic librarians in BC. The program focused on the middle stages of the research process, in an effort to enhance academic librarians' skills in gathering, managing, and analyzing research data. The event featured keynote speakers Baharak Yousefi and Shirley Lew, lightning talks on research projects by LIS practitioners, workshops on LIS theory and methodology, and a panel on indigenous research methods. Feedback on the workshop was positive; librarians found the structure of the day effective and appreciated the networking aspect of the event. The report outlines recommendations for continued funding, plans for future programs, and distribution.

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