Institute for Research Design in Librarianship: Impact on Information Literacy Research and Practice

  • Lili LuoEmail author
  • Marie Kennedy
  • Kristine Brancolini
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


This paper provides a detailed view of the impact of a research methods training program (Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, or IRDL) on librarians’ research and practice related to information literacy. Participants identified the following benefits: improvement in research confidence, improvement in capability to interpret published research, improvement in capability to design and conduct research, improvement in capability to perform job responsibilities, a supportive network of librarian researchers, and career advancement.


Information literacy research Research methods for information literacy Research methods training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of InformationSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.Loyola Marymount University LibraryLos AngelesUSA

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