EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) encourage library professionals to apply for the inaugural “Information to Inspiration” Fellowship; the deadline for submissions is Jan. 18, 2012. Through this unique program, a library professional or a team of library professionals can earn up to $4,000 for conducting research about issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry.
Library professionals who wish to be considered for the fellowship must work in an academic library and have more than three years of experience with electronic resources. Each applicant must submit a 250-word essay explaining how library professionals and the field of librarianship will benefit from their research on “Measuring and evaluating use, users, and usage.” Some example topics include:
· Practical implementation and support of analysis techniques to increase usage and maximize the value of electronic resources.
· Measuring value or impact of library resources with data.
· Determining return on investment.
Applications will be reviewed by a diverse team of highly respected library and information industry professionals.
In addition to receiving funding to support their research, fellowship winners will be recognized at designated events sponsored by ER&L and/or EBSCO. The first recognition will be at the 2013 ER&L Conference, which will take place March 17–20 in Austin, Texas; if the winner attends the conference, there may be an opportunity to do a brief presentation during a Lighting Talk session.
Click here to get details about and apply for the inaugural EBSCO/ER&L “Information to Inspiration” Fellowship.