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Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) Online

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) is a continuing education program for academic and research librarians designed to create a growing community of confident librarian-researchers. The year-long program begins with a summer research workshop, to provide novice researchers with social science research training, followed by a year of peer and formal mentor support in completing a research project of their design. 

The summer research workshop, traditionally delivered as an in-person experience, will shift to an online format, from 2022-24, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program will again be free to participants, open to librarians in the United States and Canada in full-time positions; librarians in a full-time residency are eligible to apply.

The 2024 summer research workshop will be offered from May 27June 7.

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