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Librarian as Researcher

Librarian as Researcher

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) supports librarian researchers in the United States and has issued a call for applications for IRDL 2017.

20 Librarians will receive, at no cost to them, instruction in research design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research project at their home institutions.
The year-long experience begins with a workshop in Los Angeles California from June 3 – June 11, 2017.
IRDL seeks librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills.
Applications are accepted from December 1st, 2016 to January 13th, 2017.

Join this fast-paced webinar to hear from four IRDL Scholars about how their research projects have developed over time, the IRDL application process,
and how you can also embrace the Librarian as Researcher role. There will be a question and answer session the last fifteen minutes of the webinar.

Guest Speakers include IRDL Scholars:

Don Jason serves as the Clinical Informationist for the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library. In this role, he provides library resources to the UC Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at UC, Don completed the National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program. Don’s research interests include: defining core competencies for health information outreach and measuring the impact of library instruction. Don earned his MLIS and MS in Health Informatics from Kent State University.
Project title: Measuring the Effect of Library Instruction on the Use of Library Resources 
Project keywords: Assessment; Health sciences; Library; Instruction

Carolyn Schubert is the Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian at James Madison University.  Carolyn received her Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.  Her current research interests include  examining the clinical and academic information environments, assessing undergraduate information literacy, and teaching health informatics.
Project title: Assessing Information Use in Clinical Education
Project keywords: Nursing education research; Information literacy; Informatics; Ecological momentary assessment; Experience sampling methodology

Lisa Federer is a Research Data Informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library. She provides training and support in data management, organization, sharing, and re-use for researchers and staff at the NIH. Her research interests include data sharing and reuse practices and data literacy training needs of biomedical researchers. She holds an MLIS from the University of California-Los Angeles and an MA in English from the University of North Texas.
Project title: Roles for Librarians in Facilitating Biomedical Research Data Reuse
Project keywords: Data sharing; Data reuse; Library training; Information literacy; Data literacy

Electra Enslow is a Health Sciences Librarian at the Washington State University – Spokane Campus. Her current research interests are investigating equity of library services for on and off campus students and teaching evidence-based practice research skills to health sciences students so they are able to use these skills in a clinical setting. She earned an MA in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison and a BA from The Evergreen State College.

Brought to you by the Emerging Roles, Network of the National Library of Medicine interest group.

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75 minutes
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