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Tweets from the 2014 IRDL

We’d love for you to follow along with us as we experience the first cohort of IRDL. To read the twitter stream about the Institute itself, take a look at The Scholars are learning and sharing research tips at

The 2014 IRDL Scholars

Frans Albarillo is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College Library, and the subject specialist for Business, Sociology, and Linguistics. Frans holds and MLS in Library Science and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

We read ALL of them

There are eight people dedicated to crafting the first cohort of IRDL Scholars. We will be making final decisions very soon and hope to make the selection announcements next week. We have been so impressed by the depth of thought

The article that started it all

This is a blog re-post from my personal blog, Organization Monkey. I thought you might like to read about the research that pushed us to develop the IRDL. The following is taken from If you want to go fast,

IRDL advisory board spotlight: Ione Damasco

After graduating with a B.A. in English from Ohio State University and holding down various jobs (selling shoes, customer service rep for a small software company, supervisor at a large bookstore chain, and processing health insurance verifications for a hospital)

IRDL instructor spotlight: Michael Stephens

We are pleased to have Michael Stephens as one of the three-person IRDL instruction team. Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use

IRDL instructor spotlight: Lili Luo

We are delighted to have Lili Luo as our co-lead instructor for the Institute. Dr. Lili Luo is an associate professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She received her Master’s in Information

IRDL advisory board spotlight: Jennifer Masunaga

Hello Internet! My name is Jennifer Masunaga, I’m a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Loyola Marymount University and a member of the IRDL Advisory Board.  I received my undergraduate degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies at Occidental College in

IRDL instructor spotlight: Greg Guest

We look forward to working with Greg Guest as our lead instructor for IRDL. Greg Guest, PhD, is an applied anthropologist who has worked in all of the major research sectors – academia, government, corporate, and non-profit. He has been

A spotlight on our team

A project like IRDL is not created by one or two people. Though Kris and Marie are leading the charge there is a team of instructors and an advisory board to help shape and guide the Institute. Over the course