2013 OCLC/ALISE LISRGP grant recipients present projects and findings at ALISE Virtual Conference 2014

OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grants (LISRG) 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.

At Session 7.1 OCLC/ALISE Grant Papers of the ALISE Virtual Conference 2014 on Friday, 24 January from 8:30-10:00 a.m. EST at the Double Tree Philadelphia City Center hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2013 OCLC/ALISE LISRGP grant recipients will present these projects and findings :

  • Sanghee Oh, Florida State University: "Understanding Health Information Behaviors in Social Q&A: Text Mining of Health Questions and Answers in Yahoo! Answers"
  • Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa: "Can Machine Translation Facilitate Outreach to Newcomers? A Pilot Study Investigating the Needs of Spanish-Speaking Users of the Ottawa Public Library"
  • Kyung-Sun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Sei-Ching Joanna Sin, Nanyang Technological University: "Social Media as Information Sources: Use and Evaluation of Information from Social Media"

OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., will moderate the session.

Awards for the 2014 OCLC/ALISE LISRGP grant recipients will be presented from 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST on 23 January at the ALISE 2014 Annual Conference Awards Reception in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A list of previous grant recipients is available on the OCLC Research website.

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.


For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grants (LISRG) overview[link]

2013 OCLC/ALISE LISRGP grant recipients [link]

Previous OCLC/ALISE LISRGP Grant Recipients [link]

2014 ALISE Annual Conference [link]

DoubleTree Philadelphia City Center hotel [link]

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. [link]

ALISE [link]