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Call for Proposals: ACRL Academic Library Impact Research Grants (Deadline Extended to 4/5)

(via Sara Goek, ACRL)

In 2018 the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has allocated $20,000 to offer grants of up to $3,000 each for librarians to carry out new research in areas suggested by�ACRL’s 2017 reportAcademic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research�(prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for�download�or�purchase). This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s�Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee�to support librarians in their efforts to demonstrate the impact of their work to a wider audience.

ACRL invites applications from librarians and information professionals seeking to conduct research that will demonstrate library contributions to student learning and success. The proposed project should aim to build on the foundations of the�Academic Library Impact�report and fill gaps in existing literature. The committee invites applicants to propose using any investigative methods appropriate to their research questions. These include but are not limited to standard quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as critical evaluations, case studies, reflective essays, and (auto)ethnography. Proposals that involve collaboration between librarians and other higher education stakeholders, such as institutional researchers, faculty, administration, students, or community partners are also welcome.

Applications are�due by 5pm Central Time on Thursday, April5, 2018 (extended deadline). All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, May 31, 2018. Grants funds will be disbursed within one month following completion of an agreement form.

For more information, including instructions for applying, go to http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/impactgrants.

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