Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Library Research Round Table announces 2010 Shera Award recipients
The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association has announced the 2010 winners of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation 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 previous calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. The 2010 recipient is Dr. Jane Greenberg for her work entitled, "Theoretical Considerations of Lifecycle Modeling: An Analysis of the Dryad Repository Demonstrating Automatic Metadata Propagation, Inheritance, and Value System Adoption," published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 47(3&4): 380 – 402, April 2009. The article shows that lifestyle modeling can provide a theoretical framework to enhance the understanding of metadata and help to sustain robust repository development. 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 2010 recipient is Hea Lim Rhee University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences for her dissertation entitled, "The Relationship between Archival Appraisal Practice and the User Study in U.S. State Archives and Records Management Programs: An Exploratory Study."