Welcome 2019 IRDL Scholars!

For the past five years, the William H. Hannon Library has hosted a summer research institute for professional librarians and archivists: the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). This summer, we welcomed the sixth cohort of IRDL scholars to the William H. Hannon Library. For 2019, IRDL brought together 23 scholars from around the country. You can read more about them on the IRDL website and follow their progress on Twitter.

Funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and supported by the San José State University School of Information and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, IRDL is a one week program 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 IRDL scholars learn about various research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), scholarly publishing strategies, and tools for strengthening their personal learning networks. Participants are to conduct their studies throughout the upcoming academic year. Over the course of the project, scholars from previous years will be incorporated into the growing community of researchers, encouraged and supported in providing mentorship to one another and to advise the Institute team on improving the experience for subsequent cohorts. (More info)

We are delighted once again to host the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Thank you to our instructors Greg Guest and Lili Luo, our program leads Kris Brancolini and Marie Kennedy, to our funding agencies, and most of all to our 2019 scholars! We look forward to reading your published scholarship in the coming years.

For more information about the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, please contact Kris Brancolini, Dean of the William H. Hannon Library.