The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) received generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for six years, from 2013-2019. One important goal of the project was to create a sustainable model for IRDL to be offered on a cost-recovery basis. IRDL project assessment activities focused on creating an effective experience, with demonstrated value in improving librarians’ research skills and confidence in their ability to complete a publishable research project. We believe that we have succeeded. IRDL is the only continuing education program for academic and research librarians currently available.

Beginning in 2020, IRDL will be offered for a fee on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The campus partnership allows us to keep the costs as low as possible.

The fee for IRDL covers the librarian’s cost of instruction at the 9-day summer research workshop, housing in a two-bedroom apartment on campus (private room), some meals, and year-long one-on-one mentoring in completing their research project. Travel to Los Angeles is not covered in the fee.

We are offering two options, one with housing on campus and one without. The fee without housing recognizes that some IRDL Scholars live in the area and may prefer to commute from home or make separate arrangements for housing in Los Angeles.

  • Fee with on-campus housing: $3,200
  • Fee without housing: $2,100

For further information or questions about payment options, please contact us.