LIS Research Coalition


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The LIS Research Coalition ( was a three year project that ran between August 2009 and July 2012. It broad mission was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. The Coalition brought together information about LIS research opportunities and results; encouraged dialogue between research funders; promoted LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice; articulated a strategic approach to LIS research; and promoted the development of research capacity in LIS. The Coalition provided a formal structure to improve access to LIS research, and maximise its relevance and impact in the UK. The implementation was led by Professor Hazel Hall of Edinburgh Napier University (

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