Promoting translational research within the global library and information community: access to research dissemination, promotion of timely issues, and professional development through IFLA Journal


translational research
library science
professional development
Received 2018-12-08
Accepted 2018-12-08
Published 2018-12-21
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Within the global Library and Information Science profession there is often a disconnect between research and practice.  IFLA Journal seeks to help bridge this gap through an editorial process and publishing mandate that encourages mixed methods approaches to research that engages librarians and their communities in the research and information dissemination process in order to translate research in a manner that helps to shape impactful professional practice and share outcomes with the wider profession.  This article describes ways in which to engage IFLA Journal and participate in some of its ongoing professional development activities.


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