OCLC and ALISE announce 2011 Research Grant Awards

OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded 2011 Library and Information Science Research Grants to Cristina Pattuelli of Pratt Institute, Chirag Shah of Rutgers University, and Bei Yu of Syracuse University. The awards were presented January 6 at the ALISE 2011 Annual Conference Awards Reception in San Diego, California.

Pattuelli will investigate "FOAF in the Archive: Linking Networks of Information with Networks of People."

Shah will perform a series of studies in the project, "Modalities, Motivations, and Materials – Investigating Traditional and Social Online Q&A Services."

Yu will conduct "Text Classification of Digital Reference Interviews: an Investigation of Information Seeking Behavior in the Social Web Environment."

OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grants support research that advances librarianship and information science, promotes independent research to help librarians integrate new technologies into areas of traditional competence, and contributes to a better understanding of the library environment. Full-time academic faculty (or the equivalent) in schools of library and information science worldwide are eligible to apply for grants of up to $15,000.

ALISE, the Association for Library and Information Science Education, is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America.

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Robert C. Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research