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LMU receives IMLS grant to continue IRDL

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: With this new grant we will

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 4

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

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 3

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

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 2

“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

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando

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

The 2016 IRDL Scholars

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

IRDL instructor spotlight: Emily Namey

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

Map of IRDL Scholars

Here’s a map of the home institutions of the IRDL Scholars from the 2014 and 2015 cohorts.

SAGE Publications, a 2016 IRDL sponsor

Thanks to SAGE Publications, each of the 2016 IRDL Scholars will have personal copies of the following four books: Bernard, H.R. 2013. Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Fink, A. 2013. How to

The 2015 IRDL Scholars

Melissa Burel is the Catalog Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Her research interests include assessment, evidence-based decision making, innovative cataloging competencies, and the linked-data environment. Melissa has presented at the Southeastern Library Association Conference and the OLAC-MOUG Annual