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Research Funding Opportunity
The OLA Margaret Scott Research Scholarship
Margaret Scott was one of the century's true icons in school library
development. She influenced several generations of librarians who were at
the frontier of school libraries in the 60s and 70s. Her untimely death
in 1976 was a huge shock to the community. The OLA Board at the time
launched this fund totally on the individual donations of OLA members.
For years, the Fund was used to subsidize travel of school librarians to
other schools and to specialized learning programs. The fund now
supports a scholarship to any school librarian who wishes to do research
that will build the data needed to improve and enrich school library
programs. The first awards were given in 1978.
To be given to a person or group who wishes to do research in the field of school librarianship in Ontario.
Criteria for selection
The proposal will include:
well-articulated goals and objectives for research that will identify
best educational practices in school libraries, lead to the improvement
of elementary or secondary school libraries and/or programming within
school libraries, or enhance in other ways the understanding of the
contributions of school libraries to student success;
plan to conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research and to provide
a conclusion or summary of findings, following accepted research
methods and ethical guidelines;
intention to share findings through one or more avenues such as
publishing findings in The Teaching Librarian magazine or presenting
findings at OLA SuperConference.
Funding requests may
range from $500 to $2000 depending on the scope of the project.
Proposals requesting larger amounts may be considered.
The Fund will also
consider supporting larger-scale research proposals which may be
requesting and receiving funding from a variety of sources.