Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS)
Evidence-based practice is becoming increasingly important in library and information science (LIS) and archives and records management (ARM), yet few Master’s programs offer significant exposure to research beyond a required methods course. To address this problem, UMSI lead investigator Elizabeth Yakel proposes an immersive 12-week summer research program for master’s students enrolled in archival education and library and information science programs. The program will focus on increasing students’ competitiveness for doctoral programs and augmenting their research skills to make them better evidence-based practitioners.
Start date: 3/1/2015
End date: 3/30/2018
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program, Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; $444,462
The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
The Institute’s Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program supports efforts to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians and the faculty who will prepare them for careers in library science. It supports grants for library education research and library staffing needs, curriculum development, and continuing education and training.