Note: This is our 1.0 version of this page and this page is still under construction. We here at LibParlor are excited to see how this page changes and evolves over time!

Mission statement: It is the mission of the Resource Curators to provide resources for early career LIS researchers. Our goal is to help demystify the research process by providing a starting spot for beginning LIS researchers. These resources include

Call for Proposals (CFPs)Finding mentors & meeting other LIS researchers ⏐ Grant WritingManaging Imposter SyndromeMethodologies & theoretical lensPeer ReviewProfessional development opportunities around researchPromotion & TenurePublishingWriting Tips

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Call for Proposals (CFPs)

Finding mentors & meeting other LIS researchers

  • ALIMB (archives, library, and information mentor base) is designed to help new professionals in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums connect with more experienced members.
  • #critlib offers collaborative documents to help connect with other like-minded folks

Grant Writing

Managing Imposter Syndrome

  • A June 2018 New York Times article on managing imposter syndrome and how this feeling often hits minority groups harder.
  • Advice from Rachel Herrmann at The Chronicle of Higher Education on how to deal with imposter syndrome
  • The article that coined the phrase “imposter syndrome,” Clance, P.R., & Imes, S.A. (1978). The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women: Dynamics and therapeutic intervention. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 15(3), 241-247.
  • A study on imposter syndrome among librarians: Clark, M., Vardeman, K., & Barba, S. (2014). Perceived Inadequacy: A Study of the Imposter Phenomenon among College and Research Librarians. College & Research Libraries, 75(3), 255-271. doi:
  • Ashley E. Faulkner (2015) Reflections on the Impostor Phenomenon as a Newly Qualified Academic Librarian, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 21:3, 265-268, DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2015.1070185
  • LibParlor writers have also talked a great deal about imposter syndrome

Methodologies & theoretical lenses


Qualitative Research Methods


Other methodologies

  • Q methodology: Q Method website and youtube video found in Charlotte Brun’s LibParlor post
  • Grounded theory methodology, used in Melissa Fraser-Arnott’s 2017 study titled “Identifying as a Librarian: When LIS Graduates in Non-Library Roles Use the Title ‘‘Librarian’’ (explored by Symphony Bruce and Charlotte Brun’s Listen In post)

Theoretical lenses

Critical librarianship

Additional lenses

Peer Review

Revise & resubmit stage

Open Peer Review

Professional development opportunities around research

  • IRDL, a program that aims to support new researchers by providing them the additional training they need to complete current (and future) research projects. The program happens in June each year; applications open in December and close in late January.

Promotion & Tenure


Writing Tips