The Rutgers LAIR is a laboratory for advanced information research which is home to a number of research projects directed by members of the Library and Information Science Faculty at Rutgers. The projects range over many areas, but are all broadly related to the issues of digitally storing, organizing and retrieving information, in order to serve diverse communities of users. The LAIR is also home to the Alexandria Project Laboratory (APLab), which from time to time conducts studies of library economics. Another resident activity is the Rutgers Distributed Laboratory for Digital Libraries (RDLDL), the predecessor to the LAIR.
LAIR is active in sponsoring and organizing workshops on a variety of activities.