Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

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.

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2009 Recipient(s)

Understanding Crisis Information Needs in Context: The Case on Intimate Partner Violence Survivor

Lynn Westbrook for her work on "Understanding Crisis Information Needs in Context: The Case on Intimate Partner Violence Survivor," Library Quarterly 78 (3): 237-261.  The study examines the role public libraries can play in providing the information needs of victims of intimate partner violence. Data was collected from two populations and two data-gathering methods and analyzed throught the lens of everyday-life-information-seeking theory.