Libraries and Librarianship

Research related to the assessment, management, development, and delivery of services provided by professional librarians in libraries and similar information institutions

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Designing OERs to Prepare the Next Generation of Scholarly Communication Librarians

Time frame
2017-2018
Investigator
Maria Bonn
Total funding to date
$50,000.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

This IMLS-supported (LG-72-17-0132-17) collaboration* among librarians at North Carolina State University Libraries, University of Kansas Libraries, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences is exploring the need for, and ideal components of, a corpus of open educational resources (OER) for teaching library students and professionals about scholarly…

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Mapping Information Access

Time frame
2013-Present
Investigator
Emily Knox

Mapping Information Access is a collaborative academic research project to study and understand the landscape of information access and availability in public schools and libraries in the United States.

There are more than 18,000 public school districts and more than 9,000 public library systems in the US. Each of these institutions is as a central node of information access for the…

Measuring the Impact and Value of Makerspaces in Public Libraries

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigators
Emily Knox, Kyungwon Koh
Total funding to date
$100,000.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The University of Illinois and Indian Trails Public Library District (ITPLD, Illinois) will collaborate on an exploratory project to provide the tools needed for the development of an initial framework and future toolkit for measuring the impact and value of public library makerspaces in the lives of users and the communities that libraries serve. Public libraries need to seek new ways of…

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