You will also find statistics for the sector, CILIP commissioned research including our Workforce Mapping research exercise and more general policy material such as consultation responses, and briefings across a range of fields in the library and information sector.
This research section is the first phase in a programme to develop an evidence base to support CILIP’s advocacy based activities. In the second phase (2018-20) we will create a sector-wide research / evidence based portal for the sector to support not only advocacy but also good practice and blue sky thinking.
CILIP is looking for a researcher to scope a vision for a sector-wide portal providing access to research and the evidence-base for the information profession. This work stems from CILIP’s intention to adopt an evidence-based approach to its own policy development and advocacy work and its aim to become an authoritative source of data and evidence about information management and libraries by 2020, as well as an active partner in providing a research and evidence framework for the sector as a whole.
We require the successful researcher to map stakeholders that will use the portal and collect, synthesise and analyse information about their research and evidence needs. We also require the researcher to identify and assess research portals, or other similar research and evidence bases, that have been established by other bodies (in any sector), paying particular attention to features such as discoverability and accessibility as well as the type of content. From this evidence the researcher will develop a model for a portal that will provide access to an information sector-wide research/evidence-base.
We are looking for applications to undertake this work from researchers or other interested parties by August 31st 2017. The delivery date for the report is January/February 2018