IPSWICH, Mass. — March 17, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) will once again join together to offer a fellowship to support valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry. The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to fund researchers interested in conducting research on issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry.
The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship, formerly called the Information to Inspiration Fellowship, aims to fuel dialogue about issues of importance among library and information professionals in order to provide solutions that will benefit end users and meet institutional objectives. EBSCO will share the findings to inform and inspire librarians worldwide as well as encourage the exchange of ideas that will advance the field of librarianship and the careers of researchers.
ER&L founder Bonnie Tijerina, head of electronic resources and serials at Harvard University, says the Fellowship will support efforts that can have an impact on the field of librarianship. "We are proud to join with EBSCO to directly fund research projects by library professionals who are working to advance the field."
The topic of the fellowship is measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. Interested researchers must submit a 250-word essay explaining the proposed research project and how library professionals will benefit from it. Research funding will support all aspects of research, including compensation for time devoted to research efforts, obtaining necessary research materials, and conducting polls, surveys, etc., that will support findings.
For more details on the submission process, selection criteria and eligibility, go to http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/fellowship.