Year: 2016

We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2016 to January 13, 2017. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2017. Application information may be found at http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/institute-overview/.

Are you thinking about applying for IRDL in 2017? There are a couple changes to the program you need to know about: 1. The summer workshop will now be one week long. When we think about sustainability of a model …

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In a recent blog post at the SAGE Publishing’s Connection website they have highlighted the experiences of 10 of the 2016 IRDL Scholars, to identify what their big takeaways have been so far. Read the post at this URL: http://connection.sagepub.com/blog/sage-connection/2016/10/14/10-librarians-on-their-experience-at-a-research-design-institute

We are pleased to have been awarded a 2016 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Continuing Education grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (the award announcement is at this URL: https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-40-16-0120-16). With this new grant we will …

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I woke up to a barrage of Tweets about Orlando. It took me a few seconds to figure out why. Once I did, my first thought was, “Oh no. Not again.” Every mass shooting takes me right back to December …

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When we say your names, it will be loud and clear as a bell. There will be no wavering in our voices, for they will be steady and distinct. We do so in your honor and memory. We will grieve …

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“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’” (Patton Oswalt) One of the traits …

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There’s much to say about the shooting in Orlando. I’m the G in LGBT. I’m a librarian. I’m also honored to be part of the 2016 IRDL cohort. For this tragedy to happen at this precise moment gave me pause …

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Melissa Bauer is the Online Learning Librarian at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio, where she works with faculty and students on supporting information literacy and online education. Her research project for IRDL explores the information seeking …

The 2016 IRDL Scholars Read More »

Emily Namey is an applied anthropologist whose research career began in the corporate arena, with internships at Nike and Intel, before she focused on public health and medical anthropology while studying for her MA at Northern Arizona University. Her technical …

IRDL instructor spotlight: Emily Namey Read More »