Due to recent severe weather, the deadline for submissions has been
extended to January 10, 2014.
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Mary Popp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> *Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals*
> Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding? Are
> you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users?
> The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those
> conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users.
> The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more
> librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that
> could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.
> The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to
> answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is
> national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:
> - The research problem is clearly defined, with a specific question or
> questions that can be answered by collecting data. The applicant(s) clearly
> describe a strategy for data collection whose methods are appropriate to
> the research question(s). A review of the literature, methodologies, etc.
> is not considered research (e.g., methodology review rather than
> application of a methodology) for purposes of the award, except where the
> literature review is the primary method of collecting data.
> - The research question focuses on benefits to library users and
> should be applied and have practical value as opposed to theoretical.
> - The applicant(s) demonstrate ability to undertake and successfully
> complete the project. The application provides evidence that sufficient
> time and resources have been allocated to the effort. Appropriate
> institutional commitment to the project has been secured.
> Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve
> both a practicing librarian and a researcher.
> Deadline is *January 8, 2014*.
> Check out this web site to find procedures and an application form:
> See the section on *How to Apply*. Also see related documents linked
> near the bottom of the page for:
> Schedule and Procedures
> Proposal Requirements and Application Cover Sheet:
> Full press release:
> Questions? Contact: Mary Pagliero Popp at [log in to unmask]
> *Mary Pagliero Popp, Chair, Baber Award Jury, American Library Association*