About the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
The award recognizes a research article published in English during the calendar year.
The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given to the author(s) of a research article published in English during the previous calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies.
Award and Frequency
A certificate will be given out annually.
This award is given out on an annual basis.
# All entries must be research articles published in English during the calendar year.
# Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.
# All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
# Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
# Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
# The Committee reserves the right to give no award.
To nominate an article (or articles) for the 2011 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to:
re: Shera Award, Published Research
# Research articles will be judged on the following points:
* Definition of the research problem;
* Application of research methods;
* Clarity of the reporting of the research;
* Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.