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Academic Librarians – Parliament/research engagement training

Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit have a (free) online training session for academic librarians exploring ways to engage with Parliament and support researcher engagement with Parliament on 20 May 10:00-11:00.

To register book here.  

The policy team tracks the usefulness of the information we share so it’d be great if you could email us at policy@bournemouth.ac.uk if you plan to attend this event.

Here’s the event blurb:

This training webinar is aimed at academic librarians, i.e. people whose role is focused on overseeing and sharing information and resources with academics and researchers in an academic community. This includes academic librarians supporting researchers, scholarly communications librarians and librarians involved in REF support.

Academic librarians can play a key role in supporting academics in their parliamentary engagement and enhancing the academic research flowing from their institution into UK Parliament.

In the session, we will explain the role of Parliament, the place of research evidence in parliamentary activity, the role of the House of Commons Library, and how academic librarians and researchers can get involved with the work of UK Parliament and the House of Commons Library.

This training session will be delivered by the Knowledge Exchange Unit with a speaker from the House of Commons Library. It will share insights for academic librarians and the researchers they work with around how to engage with UK Parliament, with a particular focus on the House of Commons Library.

The session is focused on practical information and advice, with opportunities for Q&A.

Please note there is a short pre-requisite activity for this session of no more than 15 minutes; you will receive details of this with your joining instructions.

As a result of the training, academic librarians will:

  • Understand the different parts of Parliament, the place of research evidence in parliamentary activity, and how expertise can be shared with Parliament
  • Understand the role of the House of Commons Library, the resources and services it provides, and how it uses academic research and expertise, and
  • Be aware of how they can support academics in their parliamentary engagement and enhance the flow of academic research from their institution into Parliament and the House of Commons Library
  • Know how to stay in touch with opportunities to engage with Parliament

The session will be recorded and available to watch on the UK Parliament website afterwards.