Webinar on International Research in LIS


I’m pleased to post here the announcement of a forthcoming webinar on International Research in LIS organized by IFLA’s section for Library Theory and Research.

IFLA Webinar: International Research in LIS

Wednesday, May 26 at 17:00 – 18:30 Central European Time CET/UTC+1

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RiZ4D19BQtG1kap1rKjdLA

Cost: Free

This webinar will explore international and comparative research in Library and Information Science (LIS). Peter Lor, former IFLA Secretary General and the author of International and Comparative Librarianship will give an introductory talk to examine what is meant by international and comparative research in LIS, what can be learned from such research, and outline what special pitfalls and challenges are to be considered. The introduction will be followed by a panel of LIS journal editors discussing and evaluating the international and comparative LIS research submitted to their journals. The webinar will also include two presentations of international research by Anna Maria Tammaro and Amy van Scoy.


●      Peter Lor (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

●      Anna Maria Tammaro (University of Parma, Italy)

●      Amy van Scoy (University at Buffalo, USA)


●      Kendra Albright and Theo Bothma (Libri)

●      Juan Daniel Machin Mastromatteo (Information Development)

●      Steve Witt (IFLA Journal)

Moderators: Krystyna Matusiak (University of Denver, USA), Egbert Sanchez (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and Stefan Schmunk (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany)

Organized by the IFLA Library Theory and Research

​Come and join us, and please share this invitation with colleagues in your region and professional network.


About Peter Lor

Peter Johan Lor is a Netherlands-born South African librarian and academic. In retirement he continues to pursue scholarly interests as a research fellow in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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