Committee on Research and Professional Development

Current Roster

Please see the Research Opportunities page for grant application forms and information. 


The Committee on Research and Professional Development shall be composed of at least five members to be appointed by the Executive Committee. Two members must be from the Affiliated Libraries. One member should be a former Townsend Center Fellow or LAUC grant recipient. All members of the Committee shall serve two years with staggered terms of office. The Chair of the Committee shall be a LAUC-B member, and shall serve one year as Chair. The Berkeley representative to the statewide LAUC Research and Professional Development Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the local Committee until his/her/their term of statewide office expires. Members serving on this committee may not review their own applications to the LAUC Research Grants for Librarians Program. The Committee shall:

  1. Review campus applications for the University-wide Research Grants for Librarians Program and advise prospective grantees on the feasibility and appropriateness of applications.
  2. Recruit LAUC-B participants for the Townsend Fellowship for Library and Museum Professionals program.
  3. Investigate and disseminate other campus or system-wide research opportunities and funding for UC Berkeley librarians.
  4. Implement programs and activities to provide training and professional development opportunities for LAUC-B members on a regular basis based on expressed need from members and emerging professional trends.


In 2018, LAUC-B membership voted to combine the Committee on Research and Committee on Professional Development to simplify structure and conform to statewide practice. The pre-2018 committee pages are archived here: Committee on Research, Committee on Professional Development