For immediate release | March 2, 2012

Proposal deadline extended for two Jesse H. Shera Awards

CHICAGO - The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association has extended the submission deadline for two awards named for Jesse H. Shera. The new deadline date is Friday, March 30, 2012.

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. Please visit the award page for more information and criteria:

The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is designed to provide recognition for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods relating in at least a general way to library studies. The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration. Please visit the award page for more information and criteria:

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.

All submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, March 30, 2012. For more information on the Library Research Round Table please visit


Caroline Jewell