The Library Research Round Table announces Pattuelli, VanScoy as 2011 award recipients

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/28/2011

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CHICAGO - The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors work that advances library research.

The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given to the author(s) of a research article published in English during the calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies.

The 2011 recipient of the Published Research Award is M. Cristina Pattuelli for her article “Modeling a Domain Ontology for Cultural Heritage,” published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62(2): 314-342, February 2011.

The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is given to provide recognition and monetary support for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods.  The 2011 recipient is Amy VanScoy for her dissertation “Exploring the Meaning of Reference Work for Librarians in Academic Research Libraries.”  

LRRT was founded in 1968 to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research by providing public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings.  LRRT is dedicated to informing and educating ALA members regarding research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information.  The information must help users reach administrative decisions and solve problems and expand the theoretical base of the field by serving as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science.

For more information on the Library Research Round Table please visit http://www.ala.org/lrrt.