EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) will once again join together to offer a fellowship to support valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry. The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to fund researchers interested in conducting research on issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry. The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship, formerly called the Information to Inspiration Fellowship, aims to fuel dialogue about issues of importance among library and information professionals in order to provide solutions that will benefit end users and meet institutional objectives. EBSCO will share the findings to inform and inspire librarians worldwide as well as encourage the exchange of ideas that will advance the field of librarianship and the careers of researchers.
The topic of the fellowship is measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. Interested researchers will submit a 250-word essay in response to the round 1 brief application form explaining the proposed research project and how library professionals will benefit from it. From there, a review process will determine a select few projects requiring an additional level of budgetary and project outline detail. Research funding will support all aspects of research, including compensation for time devoted to research efforts expenses such as obtaining necessary research materials and conducting surveys or other research expenses.
To support a library professional or teams interested in conducting leading edge research for librarians worldwide about issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry. The objective of the ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship is to fuel dialogue about issues of importance among library and information professionals in order to provide solutions that will benefit end users and meet institutional objectives.
“Rooted in a shared belief that our individual efforts and leadership can and will impact the field of librarianship, ER&L is pleased and proud to partner with EBSCO Information Services to bring you the ER&L/ EBSCO Library Research Fellowship–an award which will directly fund research by library professionals working to advance our field.” — Bonnie Tijerina, ER&L Conference Coordinator/ Data & Society Research Institute
Award amount up to $4,000 to directly support awarded to library professional or teams who will conduct valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry.
Key deliverable dates are listed below. A detailed timeline of the 4 ~quarterly written status reports will be provided to round 1 applicants.
|8/1/2014||Research Fellowship Call Opens [SUBMIT NOW]|
|8/27/2014||Research Fellowship Close Closes|
|9/2/2014||Applicants from Round 1 Application Process Informed of Results|
|9/15/2014||Round 2 Application due (Budget, project outline prepared by accepted Round 1 applicants)|
|November 2014||Research Fellowship Selection Announced|
|2/22/2015||Project Update Presented @ ER&L in Austin, TX|
|August, 2015||Formal Presentation of results|
2014-2015 | “Assessing User Experience of E-books in Academic Libraries” by Perdue University Libraries led by Tao Zhang, PhD
- Anna Creech, University of Richmond
- Katie Gohn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Sarah Schaff, Denison
- Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Research Institute/ ER&L Conference Coordinator
- EBSCO Representative
and Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L)