2017 Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Graduate Student Research Grant

OTTAWA, July 5, 2017 – The CARL Strengthening Capacity Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 competition in the Graduate Student Research Grant fund.

The Graduate Student Research Grant was created to support library school students’ active engagement in research activities pertaining to research and/or academic libraries with the intent to publish the results and to promote research in the field of academic librarianship by and/or about Canadians. The CARL Research in Librarianship Grant is intended to support projects involving structured, evidence-based research, which propose answers to real-world issues.

CARL is very pleased to support Madeline Donnelly (MLIS student, Western University) for her study “Peer review and the scholarly conversation: Shifting towards a culture of transparency,” and Claire Burrows (PhD Candidate, Library and Information Science, Western University) on her study “Examining how Canadian academic libraries are currently approaching issues related to accessibility for students with disabilities and how they are being met”.

“2017 marked the first year of CARL’s Graduate Student Research Grant offering .” stated Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University, and lead of the CARL Research in Librarianship Grants Jury. “We were very impressed with the number and the caliber of applications submitted to this competition, and we look forward to offering this research grant for many years to come.”

For more information on the CARL Graduate Student Research Grant visit the CARL website at https://www.carl-abrc.ca/strengthening-capacity/research-grants/.

– 30 –

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