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The Lessons for Librarians in Open Science Principles and Methods program seeks proposals for 2024!

Led by the Library's Data Science Center(opens in a new tab) and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, this initiative supports continued skills development for librarians in open science by creating a total of fourteen librarian-focused curricula on the subject.

Selected curricula will be published online in an unrestricted and freely available manner for reuse and remixing. The lesson modules will be developed and supported through two virtual summer workshops, with feedback from librarians to assess learning objectives.

Each award recipient (or group) will receive $5,000. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 29, 2024.

Read the full call for proposals and submit an application(opens in a new tab).

Previously funded lesson proposals include:

  • Research Community Outreach with Open Science Team Agreements
  • Open Science Hardware: an Introduction for Librarians
  • A Path to Open, Inclusive, and Collaborative Science for Librarians
  • Data Management (and Sharing) Plans for Librarians 101
  • Open Qualitative Research
  • Reproducible Research Workflows

The Library aims to fund projects with high potential for subsequent impact on the open science community and invites contributions that explore areas distinct from the six previously selected topics.