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 27–June 7.
The application center is open from Dec. 1, 2023–Jan. 26, 2024. Application information may be found at https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/apply/overview/.
Get application tips and answers to any questions you may have about the program:
IRDL Application Information Webinars