Grants Available for Research Projects: To Be Eligible for Funding, Projects Must Focus on Increasing Professional Competence and Accountability and Be Based on Strong Evidence

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Grants Available for Research Projects: To Be Eligible for Funding, Projects Must Focus on Increasing Professional Competence and Accountability and Be Based on Strong Evidence


Research projects that focus on the needs and concerns of information professionals related to evidence-based practice, as well as projects that directly benefit the operations of SLA and its units by furthering the scientific, literary and educational purposes of the association, are eligible for grants of up to US$ 25,000 and US$ 10,000, respectively.

Grant applications are evaluated by SLA's Research & Development Committee based on the purpose and objectives of the proposed project. The committee assesses the applications in light of the following criteria:

* The significance of the topic to the profession;

* The project's methodology;

* The qualifications of project staff; and

* The appropriateness of the project's budget and timetable.

The focus of research projects should be increased professional competence and accountability through conscious and consistent decision making based on the strongest evidence of what works best for clients. Areas in which evidence-based practice may be applied are listed in SLA's revised Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century (www.sla.org/competencies) and include selection and acquisition of information resources, methods of information access, selection and use of information technologies, and management of library and information services. Research techniques that support these competencies include benchmarking, program evaluation, quality management, performance measurement, identifying best practices, and operations research.

The focus of association operation projects should be on directly benefiting the operations of SLA and its members. They should be projects that can be adapted for wider use within SLA's community and can include publications, study grants, continuing education programs, public awareness activities, special studies and reports, and information dissemination efforts.

Application materials are due no later than 3 August 2009; award decisions will be announced in December. Research grant guidelines and application materials are available at www.sla.org/SLAresearchgrant/.

SLA Past President Receives Astor Award

Cindy Hill, who served as president of SLA in 2003-04 and has worked as an information professional in a variety of industries, has been named the 2009 recipient of the John Jacob Astor Award in Library and Information Science.

The award enables German or American persons who have made a special contribution to transatlantic knowledge transfer to come to Berlin for a special professional conference. The conference allows librarians and information specialists from throughout the German educational and research fields to learn from their U.S. colleagues and familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the information profession.

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