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Discussion January 31 Deadline: Published Research award: Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:35 pm

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.
2.    Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.  
3.    All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
4.    Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
5.    Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
6.    Research articles will be judged on the following points:
•    Definition of the research problem;
•    Application of research methods;
•    Clarity of the reporting of the research;
•    Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
7.    The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Discussion January 31 Deadline: Dissertation research award - Call for Submissions - Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:33 pm

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
Call for Submissions

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research. This award provides recognition for proposed dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration.
2.    Any research design is acceptable, but the topic of the research must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies.
3.    Candidates should submit a two-part paper based on their approved dissertation proposal:
•    A brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words.
•    A summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words.
•    A brief statement from the dissertation committee chair, supporting and approving the research.  
4.    Candidates for this award need not be LRRT members.
5.    Papers will be evaluated in a double-blind, peer review process, on the basis of the following criteria:
•    Clarity of the research design.
•    The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
•    Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
•    The inclusion of definitions of important terms where needed.
•    The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
•    Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
•    Innovation of the research design.
6.    The winner of the award will receive a Certificate and $250.

To submit a paper for the 2016 competition, e-mail 2 copies (one in which your name and any other identifying information has been removed) in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Dissertation Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Discussion Dissertation Research award - Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
Call for Submissions

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research. This award provides recognition for proposed dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration.
2.    Any research design is acceptable, but the topic of the research must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies.
3.    Candidates should submit a two-part paper based on their approved dissertation proposal:
•    A brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words.
•    A summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words.
•    A brief statement from the dissertation committee chair, supporting and approving the research.  
4.    Candidates for this award need not be LRRT members.
5.    Papers will be evaluated in a double-blind, peer review process, on the basis of the following criteria:
•    Clarity of the research design.
•    The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
•    Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
•    The inclusion of definitions of important terms where needed.
•    The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
•    Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
•    Innovation of the research design.
6.    The winner of the award will receive a Certificate and $250.

To submit a paper for the 2016 competition, e-mail 2 copies (one in which your name and any other identifying information has been removed) in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Dissertation Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science

University of South Carolina

1501 Greene St.

Columbia, SC 29208

803.777.0485

srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Discussion Published Research award - Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:04 am

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.
2.    Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
3.    All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
4.    Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
5.    Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
6.    Research articles will be judged on the following points:
•    Definition of the research problem;
•    Application of research methods;
•    Clarity of the reporting of the research;
•    Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
7.    The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

 

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

 

Guidelines

1.       All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.

2.       Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 

3.       All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.

4.       Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.

5.       Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.

6.       Research articles will be judged on the following points:

·         Definition of the research problem;

·         Application of research methods;

·         Clarity of the reporting of the research;

·         Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.

7.       The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

 

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

 

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science

University of South Carolina

1501 Greene St.

Columbia, SC 29208

803.777.0485

srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Discussion Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

by Amy Greer (non-member) on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 03:45 pm

Can we get to $10,000 by the end of April? Donate today and share with others to send an amazing group of librarians and archivists to Palestine! Learn more about our contingent and donate here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/librarians-and-archivists-to-palestine

Event Library Research Round Table Discussion Forum: Solving Tomorrow’s Problems through Analysis of Data

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

All libraries face challenges related to finances, technology, information production and other sources. Using quantitative and qualitative data to investigate the challenges and to search for solutions will become increasingly important if libraries are to respond effectively to demands being placed on them.

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Online Doc Register today for ALA-CORS seminar, Seeing is Believing (November 7th)

by Rudolph Rose (non-member) on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 03:27 pm

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Time: 2PM Eastern time | 1PM Central time | Noon Mountain time | 11AM Pacific time
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register for access: Use this Adobe Connect link to register; if this email comes with the hyperlink disabled/ you have registration problems, please email nrose@ala.org before Tuesday Nov. 6 to register. Space is limited to 97 attendees.

This free webinar, sponsored by the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics, will provide an overview of best practices in the graphical presentation of quantitative information, emphasizing the need for clarity, fairness, accuracy, and visual efficiency. The purpose of data visualization is to display data impartially in order to uncover the 'stories' data have to tell. When presentations follow the graphical principles presented, then trustworthy and useful stories can emerge from our data.

"Seeing is Believing" was originally scheduled for ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

The webinar recommends avoiding marketing-oriented visualization designs that trivialize quantitative evidence while seeking to engage and entertain audiences. Attendees will learn how to select graphical formats to portray their data effectively. An introductory subset from the larger array of graphical best practices will be presented.

The workshop aims to provide attendees with a taste of this fascinating topic in order to inspire further study of works by visualization experts Edward Tufte, William Cleveland, Howard Wainer, Stephen Few, and Dona Wong.

Presenter: Ray Lyons is a statistical programmer, independent consultant, and trainer in library performance measurement. He is the co-creator of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. His articles on library assessment have appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Library & Information Science Research.  Ray has masters degrees in library and information science and in public administration, with a specialty in quantitative methods. He writes at http://libperformance.com.

Webinar home page: http://www.ala.org/offices/cors/seeing-believing-understanding-data-visualization-library-research-webinar

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Event Research on Library Use and Users

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

What do we know about the people who need the services of libraries? Whether in-person or virtually, the services must be shaped by community members.

Speakers:
Stephanie Wiegand, Collection of Online Learning Objects for Research Success (COLORS) Pilot Project;
Michael Saar, Understanding Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Research Needs in Higher Education;
Kirsten Kinsley, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Students’ and Faculty Academic Work Behaviors and Needs User Study

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

What do we know about the people who need the services of libraries? Whether in-person or virtually, the services must be shaped by community members.

Speakers:
Stephanie Wiegand, Collection of Online Learning Objects for Research Success (COLORS) Pilot Project;
Michael Saar, Understanding Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Research Needs in Higher Education;
Kirsten Kinsley, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Students’ and Faculty Academic Work Behaviors and Needs User Study

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Event Creativity and Innovation

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to today's challenges. Libraries and librarians are hungry for new and creative approaches to asking questions and finding answers.

Speakers:
Mega Subramaniam, School Librarians as Co-designers and Innovators in the Future of Cyberlearning;
Sarah Passonneau, Data to Describe Value: Using ARL Statistics, Electronic Data and User Studies to Tell the Library’s Story;
Brian W. Keith, Academic Libraries Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to today's challenges. Libraries and librarians are hungry for new and creative approaches to asking questions and finding answers.

Speakers:
Mega Subramaniam, School Librarians as Co-designers and Innovators in the Future of Cyberlearning;
Sarah Passonneau, Data to Describe Value: Using ARL Statistics, Electronic Data and User Studies to Tell the Library’s Story;
Brian W. Keith, Academic Libraries Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study

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Event Research into Practical Problem Solving in Libraries

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Structured research is an effective way to find solutions to persistent challenges in libraries. Join in this exploration of problem solving.

Speakers:
Miriam Matteson, Emotions at work: An examination of emotional labor in librarianship
Mithu Lucraft, Working Together: evolving value for academic libraries
Ma Lei Hsieh, Problem Solved: Maximizing the Power of Research Instruction Through Librarian-Faculty Collaboration

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Structured research is an effective way to find solutions to persistent challenges in libraries. Join in this exploration of problem solving.

Speakers:
Miriam Matteson, Emotions at work: An examination of emotional labor in librarianship
Mithu Lucraft, Working Together: evolving value for academic libraries
Ma Lei Hsieh, Problem Solved: Maximizing the Power of Research Instruction Through Librarian-Faculty Collaboration

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The mission of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems; and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also, serves 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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