Research Support Group

Founded June, 2015, the ultimate goal of the LNS Research Support Group (RSG) is to increase the amount and quality of library research in Nova Scotia. This is a “Work in Progress” group, where members can learn about research, communicate research projects to each other, pose questions to the group, practice presentations, and create constructive feedback - drawing on the strengths of the group to raise the level of research for all.

The group does not meet in person on a regular schedule. Most communications will happen on the email list. However if any member feels the need to hold a meeting in person or arrange for a presentation of their work, they are free to do so and to invite group members to attend and give feedback and advice.

Read more about the RSG in the 2016 International Information and Library Review Journal column entitled "Work in Progress: The Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group".
(Please note: this links to a database reference for the article. Depending on your library’s database subscription, there may be a cost to access)

Join the Email List

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the email list, send an email to SYSPL@novascotia.ca asking to join or leave the LNS Research Support Group.

Research Support

Events

Grants Directory

  • APLA Memorial Award (http://apla.ca/?q=node/41)
    Financial assistance is available, from the APLA Memorial Trust, for study and research. Projects which contribute to the professional development of the applicant and benefit the profession are encouraged. To apply, send a letter outlining your proposed research and estimated costs and a copy of your curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted by March 31 of each year
  • APLA General Activities fund (http://apla.ca/?q=GAF)
    The General Activities Fund provides grants for projects or activities which will further the aims and objectives of APLA. Applications will be considered based on the availability of funds. Applications should be submitted (email preferred) by September 15 of each year. Applications may be considered at any time pending available funds.
  • Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant (http://www.ala.org/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll)
    The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given annually to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group(s) of people. The project should aim to answer a question that is of vital importance to the library community and the researchers should plan to provide documentation of the results of their work. The Jury would welcome proposals that involve innovative uses of technology and proposals that involve cooperation between libraries, between libraries and other agencies, or between librarians and persons in other disciplines.