Librarians’ Research Institute

The Librarians’ Research Institute was developed to provide practicing academic librarians in Canada an opportunity to immerse themselves in sustained conversations and activities related to scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing.

Participants are provided with an intensive workshop experience, intended to take their current research projects to the next level (a conference paper to an article; an article to a larger project; several articles to a grant, etc.), as well as provide librarians with the opportunity to meet other researching librarians from across Canada.

The institute brings together five to six accomplished Canadian librarian-researchers with a proven research record and an active, sustained research agenda, the opportunity to work together as Institute Peer Mentors. The Peer Mentors develop and deliver the content to the participants and the LRI provides the opportunity to connect with other librarians doing a similar level of research in Canada.

The LRI is a means to building an infrastructure for librarian researchers across Canada and for building a community of our own researchers in CARL libraries. This infrastructure and community is built by CARL librarians for CARL librarians.


Librarian Research Institute Repository


The next LRI will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, June 15-18, 2020.  Going forward, CARL plans to offer the LRI biennially, in alternating years with the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop.

2018 Librarians’ Research Institute

2017 Librarians’ Research Institute

2015 Librarians’ Research Institute

2014 Librarians’ Research Institute

2013 Librarians’ Research Institute

2012 Librarians’ Research Institute

Related Initiatives

Concordia University Libraries’ Annual Research Forum