eleonora dubicki receives an emerald research grant award

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For Immediate Release,
April 29, 2008

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CHICAGO—Eleonora Dubicki, assistant librarian, Monmouth University Library, West Long Branch (N.J.) will receive one of the 2008 Emerald Research Grant awards, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS), a section of the Reference and Users Services Association (RUSA).

This is one of two $5,000 cash awards donated by Emerald Group Publishing Limited to an <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />ALA member seeking support for conducting research in business librarianship.

Dubicki’s study will look at the research needs of business students. An assessment of the importance and value placed on print resources, library research databases and World Wide Web resources will be performed. The information-seeking behaviors of business students related to these resources will be examined, as well as satisfaction with available resources.

“Eleonora Dubicki’s was one of many proposals attempting to capture research behavior patterns of business students," said Jennifer Boettcher, BRASS Development Committee chair. “Her research will assist all business librarians in assessing their collections and services to better meet the needs of business students.”

“I am really excited about this project, and the award will provide me with the funding to do a first class research project,” said Dubicki. “I also look forward to presenting and publishing my research.”

The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 30 during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim (Calif.).