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 2022-2024, 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 2023 Summer Research Workshop will be offered from June 5-16.For complete program information, please see the IRDL website.