2016 Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Research in Librarianship Grants Announced

OTTAWA, January 18, 2017 – The CARL Strengthening Capacity Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 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 Cara Bradley (University of Regina) for her study “Research Support Priorities and Opportunities for Collaboration Among Librarians and Research Administrators: A Study of the Literature”; Christie Hurrell, Paul Pival and Kathryn Ruddock (University of Calgary) for their study “Open Badges for demonstrating Open Access compliance: A pilot project”; and, Katya Pereyaslavska (University of Toronto) for her study “How will the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty change the current accessibility landscape across CARL libraries to facilitate a more effective interaction among members as well as in the international arena?”.

“Research in academic librarianship is integral to informing our profession.” stated Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University, and lead of the CARL Research in Librarianship Grants Jury. “CARL is pleased to be able to help support librarians’ research, and hopes that programs such as the Research Grants and the Librarians’ Research Institute are providing the tools they need.”

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
Chair, Strengthening Capacity Committee 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