Dr. Bryan Carson, Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for Grants and Projects, was recently elected to a three-year term as Director-at-Large on the Board of the EPSCoR Scientific Information Group (ESIG), a national consortium of librarians that are eligible to receive National Science Foundation EBSCoR Grants. The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (known as EPSCoR) is a federal program for university researchers located in states that receive less than the median amount of federal research grant funding. Researchers in EPSCoR states have access to special grant opportunities. The purpose of ESIG is to enable libraries at EPSCoR-eligible universities to better provide scientific information to their researchers. Dr. Carson replaces Mary Beth Thompson at the University of Kentucky.
“I am looking forward to participating on the board,” says Carson. “Working with libraries from across the country is beneficial on many levels. Not only do we receive costs savings on group subscriptions, but also learn of new opportunities for accessing scientific research information that will be useful for our researchers.”