The development of the inaugural Institute for Research Design in Librarianship is going spectacularly well. We’ve had a conference call with both our Advisory Board and instruction team, and are eagerly awaiting the receipt of your applications. The application site opened on December 1, 2013 and will remain open until February 1, 2014. If you are an academic or research librarian and believe that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research process in an intensive two-week training environment, consider applying. The eligibility requirements and proposal details may be found at http://irdlonline.org.