[Libs-Or] IRDL Application process EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2015

Tatiana Bryant tatiana.bryant at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 14:29:42 PST 2015

****Application process EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2015****

“IRDL not only set me on the path to producing and properly documenting
original research, but it set me up with a network of like-minded
Librarians who will help me achieve my goals.” — 2014 IRDL Scholar

The William H. Hannon Library has received a three-year grant from the
Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a continuing
education opportunity for academic and research librarians. Each year 21
librarians will receive, *at no cost to them*, instruction in research
design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research
project at their home institutions. The summer Institute for Research
Design in Librarianship (IRDL) workshop is supplemented with pre-Institute
learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing
mentoring.  The workshop will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount
University in Los Angeles, California.  For more information about the
project, including the project partners, the San José State University
School of Information and the Statewide California Electronic Library
Consortium (SCELC), please see the project website:  http://irdlonline.org.

The second workshop will be held on July 13-23, 2015, with arrival on
campus on Sunday, July 12, and departure on Friday, July 24.

We are now issuing a call for applications for the IRDL 2015. We are
seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries
or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to
participate in the Institute. Novice researchers typically may have
conducted research but have not yet had a peer-reviewed article published
as the primary author or had an individual presentation accepted by a
peer-reviewed conference. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you
would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design
process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of
professional experience are welcome to apply.

We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve
their research skills. IRDL is designed to bring together all that the
literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to
conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort
will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on
enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives,
including ethnicity and type and size of library.

The Advisory Board, comprised of librarians with research experience in a
variety of settings, will use an open review process to select participants
who will travel to Los Angeles, California, participate in all Institute
activities, and conduct a research project during the 2015-2016 academic
year. The online application requires a proposed research project that will
be revised at the workshop and will be the basis for the study to be
completed in the coming year.

Selection criteria:

·       Commitment to the year-long process of communicating with other
participants and conducting the proposed study

·       Significance of the research problem to the operational success of
the applicant’s library or to the profession of librarianship

·       Thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and clarity of the research proposal

·       Enthusiasm for research and a desire to learn.

We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2014 to February 14,

Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in mid-April, 2015.

Please contact Project Directors with any questions about the Institute or
the application process:

Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University
brancoli at lmu.edu

Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount
marie.kennedy at lmu.edu

Tatiana Bryant De Jesus | MSLIS*MPA
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