Happy news: yesterday I got a letter from the Provost’s office that I’ve received the Junior Faculty Development Award! So now I’ve got $7500 coming to me, which must be spent in the 2006 calendar year. I’m a’gonna buy me a GA, thank you very much. Actually I already have one; now I can even pay her.

Not that you asked, but the title of the project is: Multi-state Evaluation of Statewide Virtual Reference Services. The goal of the study is to identify variables that are comparable across statewide chat reference services. I recently learned that there’s a name for this sort of study: an evaluability assessment. So actually the project title is a misnomer. My next study will actually be a multi-state evaluation.

Here’s the SILS news release.