Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fellowship - ER&L/EBSCO Information to Inspiration

ER&L/EBSCO Information to Inspiration Fellowship EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) are pleased to announce the inaugural “Information to Inspiration” Fellowship. Designed to advance the careers of highly motivated library professionals and the field of librarianship, this unique program will provide up to $4,000 to support a library professional or a team of library professionals interested in conducting research about issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry. Read the full news release here: ER&L encourages you to submit an application. After 7 years of working to cull thought provoking and valuable research into the annual ER&L conference, we are excited to share this new opportunity with the library community. "Rooted in a shared belief that our individual efforts and leadership can and will impact the field of librarianship, ER&L is pleased and proud to partner with EBSCO Information Services to serve as the inaugural launch pad for the EBSCO Information to Inspiration Fellowship--an award which will directly fund research by library professionals working to advance our field." -- Bonnie Tijerina, ER&L Conference Coordinator/ Harvard University Fellowship Area of Focus This award is seeking library professionals work on measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. Some example topics of interest 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 ER&L Strongly encourages applications from the library community. Learn details about the award, uses for funding, eligibility, selection criteria and application process: Application Deadlines Jan. 18, 2013: Round 1 deadline. Jan. 22, 2013: Round 1 applicants advised of results. Feb. 4, 2013: Round 2 deadline. Feb. 1–11, 2013: Committee review applications. Feb. 15. 2013: Winning applicant notified. March 17–20, 2013: Winner announced, brief presentation by award winner. Committee A committee of ER&L community members and EBSCO representatives will be evaluating applications. Committee members include: Anna Creech, University of Richmond Ellen Conrad, Denison University Katie Gohn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Bonnie Tijerina, Harvard University & ER&L Conference Coordinator EBSCO Representatives Read the full news release with links to the application here: If you have any questions, please contact