Author: IRDL

Check us out over at https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/ for current information about the 2020 application process.

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) received generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for six years, from 2013-2019. One important goal of the project was to create a sustainable model for IRDL to …

Fees for IRDL 2020 announced Read More »

Please note the change in eligibility requirements for IRDL 2020 and onward. To be eligible as an Institute Scholar: You must have already completed a graduate program in library and information studies or equivalent (completed by May 2019, or earlier). …

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Are you thinking about applying for IRDL in 2020? There are a few changes to the program you need to know about: For the past six years, IRDL has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), …

IRDL is changing Read More »

Deb Baker is Library Director at Manchester Community College (NH). She earned her BA in English and Spanish from Goucher College and MLIS from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She’s a student in University of Edinburgh’s online MSc program in …

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In the October issue of the Institute of Museum and Library Services’s monthly newsletter, Primary Source, you will find IRDL highlighted. You can also read the spotlight article on their website, at https://www.imls.gov/news-events/project-profiles/all-about-assessment-creating-research-driven-community-librarianship. It was fun to be interviewed for the …

The IMLS shines a spotlight on IRDL this month Read More »

With 37 states represented over the five-year span!

Smita Avasthi is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, a position she has held for 6 years. Previously, she worked at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Seattle Public Library, and the University of Washington Libraries. Before becoming …

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My passion for learning started as a little girl, I was a frequent patron in my school library, and always had that great sensation of climbing stairs up to the knowledge center. This was one of the most beautiful school …

Advisory Board spotlight: Selenay Aytac Read More »

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 …

A note of thanks Read More »