2006 LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award winner announced

Contact: Mary Taylor
Executive Director, LITA


For Immediate Release
June 9, 2006

2006 LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award winner announced

CHICAGO - Members of the American Library Association (ALA) LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award jury are pleased to announce the winner of the 2006 annual competition. Yi Shen, a Ph.D. student at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the winner for her paper entitled
Social scientists' information behavior in scientific research practice - a study of the faculty in Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shen's paper, one of 11 reviewed by the award panel, stood out in a group of excellent contributions.

The selection of Shen's paper, a study examining social scientists' information use and perceptions on their information seeking behavior situated in actual research practice, as described in the abstract, reflected a thorough survey of the literature and a methodology using the research efforts of four faculty participants.
The study describes the participants' perspectives in using information and points to the dynamic relationship between information systems and those using them in scientific practice.

For her fine efforts Shen will receive
$1,000 provided by Endeavor Information Systems. Her paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of
ITAL, Information Technology and Libraries, the journal of the Library and Information Technology Association. Shen anticipates completing her doctoral degree in December 2006.
She will seek a permanent position in an academic library or a research setting.

The Award Committee included:
Charles W. Husbands, Zenaida Fernandez, Joan K. Lippincott, Virtual Member Pascal Calarco, Past Chair Dan K. Marmion, Chair James R. Kennedy.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community.
LITA is a division of the American Library Association.