STS Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences

About the STS Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences The Oberly Award was established in 1923 in memory of Eunice Rockwood Oberly, librarian of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture from 1908 to 1921.  She was the Bureau of Plant Industry's representative to the Congressional Joint Commission on Reclassification of Government Employees and was instrumental in gaining a fairer recognition of library activities. This biennial award is given in odd-numbered years for the best English-language bibliography in the field of agriculture or a related science.

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2013 Winner(s)

Amy Paster

Paster is head of the Life Sciences Library and associate librarian in the Penn State University Libraries.

These three databases contain a collection of citations relating to the fields of 4-H and youth development – one database for graduate and undergraduate studies, another with state, national and experiment station research and the third, the EFNEP database, is a similar database within the field of food and nutrition education. They include 4-H studies from 1911 to present and the EFNEP database from the more than 40 years it has been in existence. The databases are updated monthly.


Jan Scholl

Scholl is the 4-H curriculum specialist and associate professor in the Agricultural, Economics, Sociology and Education (AESE) Department and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Her 4-H work is part of Penn State Cooperative Extension.

These three databases contain a collection of citations relating to the fields of 4-H and youth development – one database for graduate and undergraduate studies, another with state, national and experiment station research and the third, the EFNEP database, is a similar database within the field of food and nutrition education. They include 4-H studies from 1911 to present and the EFNEP database from the more than 40 years it has been in existence. The databases are updated monthly.