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Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 13:53:26 -0500
From: "Tracie Hall" <thall at ala.org>
Subject: REMINDER: Deadline April 30--ALA Office for Diversity 2006
Diversity Research Grant RFP
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The American Library Association's Office for Diversity is pleased to
announce its 2006-2007 'Diversity Research Grants' Call for Proposals.
Grant proposals should address one of the following three topics:
1) An Active Learning and Service Approach to Diversity in Small or
2) Emerging Technologies and Services to Diverse Populations
3) The Role of the Diversity Committee, Liaison, or Officer in the
Creation of Institutional Change in Libraries
The ALA Office for Diversity began sponsorship of the Diversity
Research Grant program in 2002 to address critical gaps in
diversity-related research within library and information science.
Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2000 award for
research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at ALA Annual
Conference. Three grants are awarded each year. The deadline for this
year's Diversity Research Grant proposals is April 30, 2006.
Persons submitting a proposal must be a current member of the American
Library Association. Individuals not presently a member of ALA but
wishing to submit a proposal should visit the Membership Website for
more information on the benefits of joining ALA. Membership ID numbers
must accompany proposals. Only proposals demonstrating relevance to
year's designated research topics will be considered.
A complete proposal must include the following:
1. Cover letter with name, primary contact information, and ALA member
ID of the researcher(s).
2. Concise abstract of the project (no more than 200 words).
3. Description of the project (of no more than 5 pages in length)
a. Justification and needs for the research project
b. Research objectives
c. Design, methodology and analysis of the project
d. Expected outcomes and benefits
4. Budgetary plan and timeline, including other sources of support
sought for the project.
5. One-page vita for each of the researchers involved in the project.
Electronic submissions are preferred and should be submitted in a Word
document attachment, email electronic submissions to diversity at ala.org.
Mailed submissions should be received by April 30th, 2006 and directed
ALA Office for Diversity
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Jurors for the 2006-2007 Diversity Research Grant are: Jody L. Gray,
Outreach Librarian in Academic Programs University Libraries,
of Minnesota; Martha L. Hale, Dean, The Catholic University of America
School of Library and Information Science; Randall Kemp, PhD
The Information School, University of Washington; Colleen Major,
Studies Librarian & Multicultural Coordinator & Interim Acquisitions,
Librarian, Mansfield Library, The University of Montana; Carolyn Neal,
SeniorsConnect Project Coordinator, Cleveland Public Library; Hope A.
Olson, Professor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of
Information Studies; Lorna Peterson, Associate Professor, SUNY
and Angela Yang, Manager of Fremont Libraries.
For additional information see:
Also: Help to Recognize Excellence in Diversity Research!
As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based
diversity research, the ALA Office for Diversity annually honors an
individual for "Achievement in Library Diversity Research" with a
and complimentary annual conference registration. If you would like
nominate an individual for this honor, please submit their name,
information and a short description of their recent research
accomplishments to Tracie D. Hall, Director of the ALA Office for
Diversity at thall at ala.org by April 15th, 2006.
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