For immediate release | October 10, 2011

Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The 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:

  • Originality of the research question(s)
  • Innovative quality of the project and/or use of technology in a new way
  • Cooperative nature of the project
  • Institutional commitment to the project

Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 12, 2011.

The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is funded by the American Library Association.

For more information about the grant, submitting proposals and requirements of the recipient(s), please visit the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant page on the ALA website.


Cathleen J. Bourdon