The Robert Lundeen Library Faculty Development Award (hereafter, Lundeen Award) is to encourage and provide funding for meaningful faculty development through pursuit of scholarship or professional capacity-building activities. Priority is given to projects that explore research opportunities or acquire new skills that will benefit the Libraries and the faculty member.
All tenure track, tenured and professional faculty employed at least 0.5 FTE will be eligible to apply for the Lundeen Award. There is currently no limit on the number of times library faculty can apply for award monies. Initially, $5,000 is available for faculty awards per year.
Applications for the Lundeen Award are solicited periodically.
This timeline will facilitate the inclusion of funded proposals in the OSU Libraries annual work plan and goal setting process.
Library faculty will submit an application document (see template) which will include these elements:
- Summary and rationale of the proposal (One way to approach this is to consider how you would explain your proposal very succinctly to the award's donor.)
- Describe the thesis, problem or issue the project will examine.
- Explain how the work or project addresses the purpose of the Lundeen Award (pursuit of scholarship or professional capacity building activities).
- Describe what you are going to do.
- Goals and expected outcomes:
- How will the completion of the proposed work or project contribute to the OSU Libraries?
- How will the completion of the proposed work or project contribute to your professional development?
- Outline the steps/phases of the project.
- Describe the roles, responsibilities and time commitment of each person involved
- Detailed timeline for completion of funded proposal (this needs to be linked to the methods)
- Dissemination plans for the activities:
- Provide details about potential venues and audiences within OSU Libraries and/or in the field
- Budget: include payment for release time
- Appendices: CV and any previous awards reports
- Year 1:
- March 1 - Announce Application Deadline. (Committee)
- May 1 - Submit Application. (Applicants)
- June 1 - Make Awards. (Committee)
- Year 2:
- June 1 - Submit Final Report or Extension Request. (Awardee)
- July 1 - Submit Report to Donor. (Committee)
- October - Present in OSU Libraries Seminar Series. (Awardee)
Selection Criteria and Guidelines
All proposals must indicate how they support faculty development. Priority for funding will be given to projects that address one or more of the following criteria:
- Advances knowledge and/or practice in the library profession
- Supports and advances the OSU Libraries Strategic Plan
- Builds professional capacity in areas such as leadership, project management, technology skills, evaluation skills, instructional skills
- Provides potentially significant benefits to library patrons
Proposals will be evaluated on significance and impact of the project as well as clarity and completeness of the application elements. An evaluation rubric is available. Plans to publish or present the project beyond the university will weigh in favor of applications.
Proposals will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the University Librarian and the two Associate University Librarians. The committee is responsible for reviewing the guidelines, sending out the request for proposals, communicating with the applicants, making the awards, and tracking progress on the funded projects. Some of these responsibilities may be delegated to others.
Non-eligible projects include:
- completion of a graduate degree
- projects that could be covered by regular library funds
Purchase of equipment is discouraged.
Example proposals include:
- Coursework to build a skill set, such as statistical analysis. The Lundeen fund would pay for desk hours or staffing for other responsibilities.
- Visit other libraries to investigate a service or program.
- Mentorship for someone from an underrepresented group who is interested in librarianship.
- Funds must be expended within 12 months of award.
- A 6-month extension can be granted upon request with no additional funding awarded. No multi-year grants will be made; however, projects which extend beyond a year will be considered.
- Applicants can re-apply for funds at the start of the new award year.
- Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report of project outcomes within 2 months of the final expenditure of funds.
- Award recipients will deposit Final Report as a PDF to the Robert Lundeen Library Faculty Development Award collection in ScholarsArchive.
- Award recipients will give a presentation to the Library Faculty Association Seminar Series within 3 months of project completion.
The Oregon State University Libraries Lundeen Award program is made possible through a generous contribution by Robert Lundeen, member of the Library Advisory Council.