2015 Research in Librarianship Grants Announced

OTTAWA, December 14, 2015 – The CARL Research Libraries Committee is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s competition in the Research in Librarianship Grant fund.

The CARL Research in Librarianship Grant is awarded to new and established librarians working in research libraries and who are actively conducting research. Students enrolled in any of Canada’s graduate library and information studies programs are also eligible for the grant. The CARL Research in Librarianship Grant is intended to support projects involving structured, evidence-based research in libraries that propose answers to real-world issues.

CARL is very pleased to support Karine Fournier and Lindsay Sikora from the University of Ottawa for their project “Individualized Research Consultations Assessment Project”.

“CARL is very pleased to be able to support and encourage research amongst our librarians.” said Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University, and lead of the CARL Research in Librarianship Grant Working Group. “This critical research and the findings are instrumental in informing our profession and communicating the strength and the value of librarians in the research enterprise.”

For more information on the CARL Research in Librarianship Grant, and to view previously funded research projects visit the CARL website at https://www.carl-abrc.ca/strengthening-capacity/research-grants/.

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CARL—the Canadian Association of Research Libraries—members include Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries as well as Library and Archives Canada and NRC-Knowledge Management. Enhancing research and higher education are at the heart of its mission. CARL promotes effective and sustainable scholarly communication, and public policy that enables broad access to scholarly information.

For more information:

Vivian Lewis
Lead, Research in Librarianship Grant Working Group and University Librarian, McMaster University

905.525.9140 x 23883
Katherine McColgan
Manager, Administration and Programs
Canadian Association of Research Libraries

613.482.9344 x 102