2023 ALA Library Research Roundtable Shera Award Selected

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/04/2023


Karen F. Kaufmann


Library Research Round Table (LRRT)


The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen the 2023 recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published 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 2023 Distinguished Published Research Award will be presented to:

Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Sarah Barriage, and Shannon M. Oltmann for their article titled: How Visibility, Hypervisibility, and Invisibility Shape Library Staff and Drag Performer Perceptions of and Experiences with Drag Storytimes in Public Libraries published in The Library Quarterly, 92(3), 215-240.

The recipients will be recognized at the LRRT Chair's Program featuring Shera Award Presentation and a Research Forum at ALA Annual in Chicago, IL on Sunday, June 25th, 4 pm-5:30 pm, Check the conference scheduler for details. 

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, however, there is no recipient for 2023.

The 2022-2023 Jesse H. Shera Award Committee was co-chaired by Kabel N. Stanwicks, Jessica Kohout-Tailor, and Dr. Yin Zhang.

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 LRRT website at LRRT.


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