Last Call -- Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals
Popp, Mary Pagliero <popp@...
2010-12-02 17:26:51 GMT
LAST CALL -- Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals
Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding? Are you thinking about ways that libraries
can improve services to users?
The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead
to the improvement of services to users. The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more
librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement
in services to any specified group of people.
The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital
importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:
* The research problem is clearly defined, with a specific question or questions that can be answered by
collecting data. The applicant(s) clearly describe a strategy for data collection whose methods are
appropriate to the research question(s). A review of the literature, methodologies, etc. is not
considered research (e.g., methodology review rather than application of a methodology) for purposes
of the award, except where the literature review is the primary method of collecting data.
* The research question focuses on benefits to library users and should be applied and have practical value
as opposed to theoretical.
* The applicant(s) demonstrate ability to undertake and successfully complete the project. The
application provides evidence that sufficient time and resources have been allocated to the effort.
Appropriate institutional commitment to the project has been secured.
Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a
researcher. Deadline is December 3, 2010.
Check out this web site to find procedures and an application form:
Questions? Contact Mary Pagliero Popp, popp@...<mailto:popp@...>
Mary Pagliero Popp, Research & Discovery Services Librarian
Digital User Experience Department