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Library Research Scholars Program (LRSP)

This website provides information on the San Jose State University Library Research Scholars Program (LRSP).


The Library Research Scholars Program (LRSP) is a 3 semester (Spring- Fall- Spring) paid experience designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct a research project of their own choosing. Working closely with a librarian mentor, scholars create, carry out, and complete a research project to present at SJSU's Annual Student Research Competition. Research projects are also published in SJSU ScholarWorks, the university's institutional repository.

Components of LRSP

In Fall Semester, students apply and are selected to participate in the LRSP. In Spring Semester, students in the LRSP start the four-part program:

  • Cohort Meetings (Weekly): All students in the program will attend a weekly cohort meeting (time to be determined based on student schedules). The weekly meetings will teach students all of the components needed to create, carry out, and complete a research project to present to an audience. Examples of topics include: reading a research article, research methodologies, and giving a presentation. 
  • Mentorship and Work Experience: All students will be matched with a librarian faculty member, who will serve as their mentor. Students will complete their research project under the guidance of this librarian.
  • Final Product of Research: In consultation with a librarian faculty mentor, each student will develop a project that results in an intellectual product. The focus of the project could be any topic of interest to the Library Research Scholar and related to Library collections in some way. The range of products is broad, including analog projects, such as a scholarly paper or written creative work. The Scholars will apply their product in the annual SJSU Student Research competition hosted by the Office of Research. Scholars will also work to submit their product for publishing and deposit their final product and annotated bibliographies into ScholarWorks.
  • Recognition Event: At the conclusion of the program, a capstone event will be hosted at the King Library in which each student will describe their experience and project. The families and friends of the students will be invited, along with SJSU faculty, administrators, and others

Applying for LRSP

We are currently not accepting applications for LRSP.

If you are interested, keep an eye out for an email asking for LRSP applications or refer back to this website in early Fall Semester.


Anne Marie Engelsen

  • STEM Librarian
  • San Jose State University Library