The William H. Hannon Library is happy to welcome scholars of the fourth annual Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). Throughout this week, twenty librarians and archivists from other institutions will work with IRDL faculty to develop research skills for a specific one-year project. The scholars’ projects this year range from assessing academic faculty perceptions of open access to understanding how college students use archival finding aids to examining aspects of impostor syndrome among health sciences librarians.
About the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship
“The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship is designed to bring together a diverse group of academic and research librarians who are motivated and enthusiastic about conducting research but need additional training and/or other support to perform the steps successfully […] The Institute will assist librarians to develop the skills necessary to complete a research project of their design, as well as assist them in constructing a personal network of possible collaborators for future research projects. Each year’s participants will learn from Institute faculty and one another, improving their project proposals during the workshop. Participants will be expected to conduct their studies during the coming academic year and share their experiences with the project co-directors.”
You can learn more about the Institute on the IRDL website. There you will also find brief bios of each of this year’s scholars, information about previous IRDL cohorts, including this map of the 2017 scholars’ home locations (below). You can also follow the Institute on Twitter.
IRDL is a partnership among the William H. Hannon Library, the San José State University School of Information, and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.