We’re kicking off a residency program next month. Here is the gist:
The Researcher-In-Residence Program at the Virginia Tech Libraries aims to provide faculty, researchers, and designers with the opportunity to focus on a unique academic endeavor of their choosing in a supportive environment that includes interacting with the information and data professionals of the Libraries.
This annual residency is for visiting scholars, post-docs, or faculty on sabbatical whose work explores the application of data and information for technological advancement or human progress.
This Program is designed to:
- Encourage and support applied interdisciplinary research across several areas including data curation, analysis, and visualization, digital libraries, publishing, literacies, instructional design, virtual communities, and learning environments.
- Foster collaboration between librarians and researchers with regard to information and data science-related inquiry.
- Enable the Libraries to improve services for researchers by better understanding their needs and processes through interacting with the researcher-in-residence. The result of this work may be a written case study or some other object that aids the Libraries and the researcher in achieving this improved understanding.
We also have an Artist-In-Residence program in the works — most likely for the digital arts. And a Library Commons Faculty Fellow that I hope will launch in the fall semester.