LRRT (Library Research Round Table)

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The mission of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems; and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also, serves as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science.

Learn more about LRRT on the ALA website.

Call for applications: 2024 RTI Research Training Institute: Apply by March 8, 2024

  • 1.  Call for applications: 2024 RTI Research Training Institute: Apply by March 8, 2024

    Posted Feb 27, 2024 11:19 AM

    You still have time to apply for RTI ???24!

    The application period has been extended! Submit your application by March 8, 2024, 11:59 p.m., central time.

    The Research Training Institute (RTI) Assessment Findings have found the RTI Fellowship Program is highly effective in increasing the level of research knowledge, confidence, and productivity of participants, while addressing key MLA core values.

    You do not need to be an MLA member to apply! Share the news with your colleagues who may be interested in developing their research skills.

    RTI also offers numerous scholarship opportunities to MLA members help cover the cost of the program. Nonmembers are encouraged to explore membership options to gain access to scholarships and other member benefits.

    Here???s what other RTI Fellows have said about their experience:

    ??       ???Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.???

    ??       ???Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings???

    ??       ???RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.???

    ??       ???I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I???m passionate about.???

    ??       ???One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.???


    What is the application process?

    Prepare and submit:

    ??       RTI Application form

    ??       CV or biosketch

    ??       Letter of support from your director, dean, or administrator indicating support

    Additional details are available on MLANET.

    Are scholarships available?

    Yes! The Institute offers several scholarship opportunities.

     What if you have questions?

    For questions regarding the institute, application process, or scholarships, please contact the project director, Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA.

    Be sure to follow @RTIatMLA on X (formerly Twitter) for additional updates.



    Susan Lessick, MLS, MA, AHIP, FMLA
    Distinguished Librarian Emerita | University of California, Irvine
    Founding Director | MLA Research Training Institute
    7468 E. Calle Durango | Anaheim, CA 92808
    714.637.4115 | Email | ORCID | website | twitter