Past Winners



2014 Grant Recipient: Alexander Carroll, Nedelina Tchangalova, & Eileen Harrington, University of Maryland.
Proposal: “A Booster Shot for Health Science Librarianship: Using Canvas and PechaKucha to Flip the Library Classroom”

Presentations and Publications:

Alex Carroll, on the value of the MAC-RAC Grant:

The financial support provided by this grant was instrumental in our assessment of a flipped classroom model of information literacy instruction that my collaborators and I had developed. In order to assess the efficacy of this proposed method, we needed instructional time with students as well as access to student assignments so that we could meaningfully assess the impact of this instruction on student achievement of desired learning outcomes. The funds provided by the grant were used to recruit faculty participants who were willing to enroll their students in this study, and to compensate student participants for their time.


2012 Grant Recipient: Doug Varner, Georgetown University Medical Center.
Proposal: “Library Return-on-Investment: Model for Establishing the Value of a Health Sciences Library in Support of Research”

Presentations and Publications:

Doug Varner, on the value of the MAC-RAC Grant:

“The MAC MLA Research and Assessment Grant allowed myself and my project collaborators to conduct a pilot study for our research project. The research project I worked on with my colleagues involved using a previously established model which calculated a return-on-investment figure correlating institutional investment the library with extramural grant income. The findings from the pilot study showed that for every $1.00 the institution invested in the library the institution was able to secure $1.76 in grant income. Part of the analysis for the model involved evaluating references in grant submissions to determine availability of the articles in the library collections. The MAC MLA Research and Assessment Grant allowed us to hire student staff to evaluate the grant citations for the research pilot project.”