How (Not) to Plan for Your First Research Project
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thinking of doing research? This session will provide strategies for early-career academic librarians planning to do research, including applying for grants, planning for research and writing, and getting over your imposter syndrome. We’ll do this by example, re-living our experience of applying for a CARL Research in Librarianship grant and conducting the associated research, including all the things we didn’t do right. Attendees will learn what to consider when planning for research and applying for funding, what to prepare for, strategies for project development, and which units on campus can support them through this process. When we received our grant and began our research process we felt woefully under-prepared, a fate we hope this session will help you avoid!
-Compare different processes for developing and planning a research project
-Evaluate and re-evaluate imposter syndrome and how it applies to new researchers
-Explore how we learned through trial and error what not to do in the grant application process
About the Presenters:
Sajni Lacey is the Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian at UBC Library’s Okanagan campus, in addition to serving as the subject librarian for English, History, Education, Indigenous Studies and a smattering of languages. Sajni’s focus in on integrating information and digital literacy into course and discipline curriculums. Recent work has involved piloting the integration of micro library sessions in the First-Year English program, developing a peer observation program for instruction, and creating an integrated approach to writing and research instruction.
Susie Wilson is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Northern British Columbia, in addition to serving as the liaison librarian for a wide variety of subjects too numerous to list in this bio. Susie's focus is on outreach and community connections to campus groups, information literacy integration, and juggling the many hats she wears.