Announcing the 2021 ALIA Research Grant Award recipient 

Canberra, 19 October 2021: Nicole Johnston, AALIA, an Associate University Librarian and sessional lecturer, at Edith Cowan University, WA, has received the ALIA Research Grant Award for her project ‘The impact and management of mis/disinformation at University Libraries in Australia’.

The $5,000 grant goes towards Nicole’s project which aims to gain an understanding of the current landscape of mis/disinformation at Australian Universities, specifically around teaching and collections. The work will fill a significant gap in the research literature and build on ALIA-sponsored research at Curtin University looking into mis and dis information in public and school libraries collections.

As well as providing an overview of the current situation in Australian Universities, the research will provide a practical set of tools that librarians at Universities can use in their teaching and practice and when managing collections and customer concerns and questions. The research will be presented at the ALIA National Conference in Canberra in May 2022 and published in the Journal of the Australia Library and Information Association (JALIA).
The ALIA Research Award provides an opportunity for researchers to follow a passion project related to library and information services, and is part of the more than $70,000 commitment ALIA has made to research already in 2021-2022.


Congratulations to Nicole!