EBSCO and ER&L Partner to Provide Library Research Fellowship

~ The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship Supports Library Professionals Interested in Informing Librarians Worldwide ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 17, 2014EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) will once again join together to offer a fellowship to support valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry. The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to fund researchers interested in conducting research on issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry.

The ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship, formerly called the Information to Inspiration Fellowship, aims to fuel dialogue about issues of importance among library and information professionals in order to provide solutions that will benefit end users and meet institutional objectives. EBSCO will share the findings to inform and inspire librarians worldwide as well as encourage the exchange of ideas that will advance the field of librarianship and the careers of researchers.

ER&L founder Bonnie Tijerina, head of electronic resources and serials at Harvard University, says the Fellowship will support efforts that can have an impact on the field of librarianship. “We are proud to join with EBSCO to directly fund research projects by library professionals who are working to advance the field.”

The topic of the fellowship is measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. Interested researchers must submit a 250-word essay explaining the proposed research project and how library professionals will benefit from it. Research funding will support all aspects of research, including compensation for time devoted to research efforts, obtaining necessary research materials, and conducting polls, surveys, etc., that will support findings.

For more details on the submission process, selection criteria and eligibility, go to http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/fellowship.

About Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L)
Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) is the effort of librarians to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, assess, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing digital environment. Founded in 2005 by Bonnie Tijerina, head of electronic resources and serials at Harvard University, ER&L is an annual physical and virtual conference focused on practical, tactical, and strategic work by e-resources management and digital services professionals to further the field. More information about ER&L can be found at www.electroniclibrarian.com.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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