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Institute for Research Design in Librarianship 2024

  • 1.  Institute for Research Design in Librarianship 2024

    Posted Nov 21, 2023 03:26 PM

    The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University is issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL Online) 2024. IRDL is a continuing education program for academic and research librarians and archivists designed to create a growing community of confident librarian-researchers. The year-long program begins with a Summer Research Workshop, to provide novice researchers with social science research training, followed by a year of peer and formal mentor support in completing a research project of their design.

    The Summer Research Workshop, traditionally delivered as an in-person experience, has shifted to an online format, from 2022-2024, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program will again be offered at no cost to participants, open to librarians and archivists in the United States and Canada in full-time positions; librarians in a full-time residency are eligible to apply.

    The 2024 Summer Research Workshop will be offered from May 27-June 7.

    We seek librarians and archivists with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. 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.

    Selection criteria:

    · Commitment to the year-long process of participating in the IRDL research community and conducting the proposed study within the 2024-2025 academic year;

    · Significance of the research problem to the operational success of libraries 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, 2023 to January 26, 2024. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2024. Application information may be found at https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/apply/overview/. There are two application information webinars being held on December 6 and January 11. Register to attend: https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/.

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

    Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University (marie.kennedy@lmu.edu)

    Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University (brancoli@lmu.edu)

    Susan Hoover
    Metadata Services Coordinator
    University of Houston Libraries
    IRDL 2023 Scholar