The Library Research Round Table announces 2008 Award Recipients

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For Immediate Release


May 13, 2008

The Library Research Round Table announces


2008 Award Recipients

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2008 winners of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors work that advances library 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 2008 recipients are Eric M. Meyers, Karen E. Fisher and Elizabeth Marcoux for their work on “Studying the Everyday Information Behaviors of Tweens: Notes from the Field,” Library and Information Science Research, 29(3), 2007, pp. 310-331. The study investigated how children engaging with everyday information poses methodological challenges that differ significantly from those associated with adult populations.

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. The 2008 recipient is Sharon McQueen, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, for “The Story of ‘Ferdinand’: The Creation of a Cultural Icon.”

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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