For immediate release | May 31, 2017

Alistair Black and Henry Gabb Win the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

CHICAGO — Alistair Black and Henry Gabb have been named the 2017 winners of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research for “The Value Proposition of the Corporate Library, Past and Present” (published 2016 in Information & Culture: A Journal of History, v. 51, n. 2, p. 192-225), nominated by Linda C. Smith. The annual award recognizes outstanding published research in the field of library and information studies.
The award committee, in its statement about the decision, said, “Expertly conducted with an innovative approach, this work is an exceptionally well researched and written historical analysis of corporate libraries. Its conclusions justify the continued benefit of special libraries to a variety of industries."
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.
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Kelsey Henke

Program Officer

American Library Association

Office of Research & Evaluation

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