LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests. As a community of practice, LARK participates in other forms of research support organised by ALIA 

The group communicates online and in face-to-face meetings and events. We also facilitate smaller support and interest groups.

LARK maintains a collection of research-related resources on Diigo.  Since 2015, LARK has been actively involved with #EBLIPRG (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Reading Group), as far as we know the first Antipodean #LIS reading group on Twitter.

How to get involved? 


We maintain the LARK blog where the group writes about research issues and findings.  Visit our blog here.  

Social Media 

We have a Facebook page and checkout the Twitter hashtag #LARK. 

E-mail list

Subscribe to the ALIALARK mailing list here, or send a request to


Calendar of Events 2016

Thursday, 14 April - Show & tell followed by dinner
Thursday, 23 June - Show & tell (online)

Week 26 September - Workshop (combined f2f and online)

Week 28 November - Eat, Drink & Plan

#EBLIPRG meets on the last Thursday every month

Meet the LARKS