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Milner Library Faculty Research & Development Committee (FRDC)


Committee Charge:

  • to provide continuing educational activities on research methods and opportunities.
  • to assist faculty in identifying and pursuing grant opportunities to fund research and professional activities.
  • to assist faculty in identifying and designing research projects.
  • to provide support for the scholarly publication and presentation process.
  • to provide an in-house venue for library faculty to present their research.
  • to promote Milner accomplishments in the area of research, including maintaining research displays and reporting accomplishments to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) for inclusion in the ISU Report.
  • to assist the College Research Coordinator (CRC) in administering the University Research Grant (URG) program, including: annually reviewing URG guidelines, announcing the URG call for proposals, reviewing URG proposals, and making award recommendations to the Dean of Milner Library.
  • to administer the Outstanding College Researcher (OCR) award, including: annually reviewing OCR guidelines, announcing the call for nominations, reviewing nominee packages, and making an award recommendation to the Dean of Milner Library.

Committee Activities:


Committee meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in Milner Room 311G. All are welcome to attend.

Administration of Milner's College-level Research Awards

Research Development

  • Research Roundtables
    Scheduled during the fall and spring semesters, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Milner 311.

Promotion of Milner Research Accomplishments

Research Roundtable Special Edition (library faculty and staff research exhibition held each spring)

Past Awards

Committee Membership:


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Campus Box 8900
201 North School St.
Normal, Il 61790-8900
Phone: 309.438.3451


Last Updated: 1/23/15