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 article, to talk about the early thinking about IRDL, and how it has developed into the robust program it has become.
Here’s our favorite outtake from the article, a quote from one of the IRDL Scholars: “Hands down, [IRDL] was the best professional development [program] I have ever participated in,” Branch said. <- This made our day.