As we wind down and recover from the work of the 2017 summer workshop (http://irdlonline.org/2017-irdl/) we would like to take the opportunity to thank our partners and sponsor for making IRDL what it is. The funds that the IMLS awarded us (https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-40-16-0120-16) enabled 20 Scholars to have the workshop experience, and to have the ongoing mentoring throughout the upcoming year, at no personal cost. That’s pretty incredible, and is a unique opportunity in our profession. We recognize Loyola Marymount University, the home of IRDL, for matching those IMLS funds, to support their two librarians who are the co-directors of the program.
We thank SAGE Publishing, a sponsor of IRDL now for three years. SAGE provided each of the 20 Scholars with four textbooks to use during the workshop and throughout their research careers.
In IRDL we talk a lot about the network that personally surrounds and supports us in advancing our research agendas. That network is also evident here, in the organizations supporting us to make IRDL happen. Thank you, team!