IRDL Online Research Conference

IRDL Online Research Conference


The IRDL Online Research Conference will showcase some of the most creative thinking in research methods geared for the 21st century librarian. The conference is the first research methods-focused conference of its kind in the United States and will offer a friendly and inclusive environment to increase participants' understanding of methodologies and research in practice. During an engaging two days, participants will have opportunities to share their current research, reflect on research challenges and enjoy a variety of seminars and hands on practice sessions with some of the most inventive researchers in the field.

The conference is designed to create community and enhance research collaboration. Its purpose is to facilitate discussions of new perspectives, experiences, and innovations in library research design and methodologies.

Supported by IMLS funding and organized by the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL Online) and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), the conference complements the IRDL Scholars’ Speakers Series: Thinking Critically about Research and Power, that was held in January-February 2022. Together these two initiatives introduce participants to traditional and alternative research methods and support the growing community of library research and practice. This virtual conference is free and will be held via Zoom on November 10-11, 2022. Anyone with an interest in research conducted in a library setting is welcome to attend.

For more information contact: Marie R. Kennedy and Kristine R. Brancolini ( Follow us on twitter for updates about this conference: @irdlonline

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