OCLC Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway Elected ALA Library Research Round Table Vice-chair/Chair-elect
The mission of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems; and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also serves as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science
Connaway's term as Chairperson-elect begins immediately following the ALA Annual Conference in June, and runs until the 2012 conference, when she will become Chair. The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the LRRT and Chair of its Steering Committee. Connaway's term in this office will run from 2012–2013. After that she will serve until 2014 as immediate past Chair, as such continuing to serve as a member of the Steering Committee and as the LRRT representative to the ALA Research Committee.