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U421·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Research Proposal Writing for Librarians
Workshop Engineering Libraries Division (ELD)
Sun. June 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 316, Baltimore Convention Center
Session Description

Free ticketed event
Do you want to learn more about available grants for your research? Are you scared of approaching possible research collaborators? Do you know about the do’s and don’ts of applying for state and federal grants? How much do you really know about the IRB process? Overall, how do you make sure that your proposal will sway a funder and convince an IRB that your research has value and possible impact?

This workshop will cover these topics:
- Identify possible grants for research
- Strategize how to find research collaborators
- Learn about do’s and don’t when applying for state and federal grants
- Identify what IRBs are and how they apply when conducting research
- Determine whether IRB approval is needed
- Learn key points to include when writing research proposal

  1. Mrs. Amy G. Buhler
    University of Florida

    Amy Buhler is an engineering librarian at University of Florida’s Marston Science Library where she has been a faculty member since 2001. She is the liaison librarian for Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Education, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Amy’s research relates to assessment of information seeking behaviors, library instruction, and the creation and marketing of library services serving on a number of federally funded grant projects from the NIH, NSF, and IMLS. She holds an MSLS from University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and a BA from University of Florida.

  2. Ms. Megan R Sapp Nelson
    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

    Megan Sapp-Nelson is an engineering librarian, professor and Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is responsible for overseeing day to day operations, developing relationships and maintaining collections for the Grainger College of Engineering and Carle College of Medicine. Megan’s research focuses on the skills needed by undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to effectively manage research data. She holds a BA and MLIS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  3. Ashley Sands
    Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Ashley Sands is a Senior Library Program Officer in the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in which she manages a portfolio of grants and funding opportunities related to scholarly communication, research data management, digital infrastructures, open science, and more. Ashley earned her MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from UCLA. Her dissertation examined astronomy data management practices to reveal the expertise and infrastructure most appropriate for maximizing the utility of scientific data. Research methods include semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and document analysis.