This center currently consists of two librarian/students with a dream of creating a clearinghouse or center that facilitates praxis-based research for and by practicing public librarians.
Why wait for someone to fund this dream? we asked ourselves. Why wait for “permission?”
So we will, as time and resources allow, post research information here: On research opportunities suitable for public librarians, research skills needed by public librarians, and research by & for public librarians.
edit 08/23/2015: this was the opening post for a now-defunct blog. Amazingly, this dream is being realized elsewhere through the Public Library Collaboratory, of which I am a happy part.