For immediate release | October 11, 2010

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. The review panel criteria includes:
  • A research question that is original and has a clearly defined and appropriate strategy for data collection;
  • Research that has the potential to provide a clear benefit to library users;
  • Institutional commitment to the project; and
  • A reasonable dissemination plan.
Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 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


Cathleen J. Bourdon