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The 2018 IRDL Scholars

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

Advisory Board spotlight: Selenay Aytac

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

A note of thanks

As we wind down and recover from the work of the 2017 summer workshop ( 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

Advisory Board spotlight: Don Jason

I serve as the Clinical Informationist for the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library. In this role I provide library resources to the UC Medical Center. I teach classes on library databases, citation management tools, and data collection software systems.

The Institutional Homes of the IRDL Scholars

With the 2017 cohort IRDL has Scholars in 33 states!

The IMLS grant that supports IRDL

If you have wondered how IRDL is made possible, it is through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant awarded to Loyola Marymount University for IRDL is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian

The 2017 IRDL Scholars

Julie Adamo is a research and instruction librarian and an instructional technologist at Mount Holyoke College where she also serves as liaison to the departments of Anthropology, Africana Studies, Gender Studies, and Religion. Previously, she was a National Library of

Key words of the 2017 IRDL applications

One of the things we enjoy about reading all the IRDL applications is that we get to keep a finger on the pulse of the current research interests of academic librarians around the United States. When an applicant submits their

2017 IRDL call for applications

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

IRDL is changing

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