News / iSchool student, alum, win Jesse H. Shera Awards


The American Library Association has announced the winners of the Library Research Round Table’s (LRRT) 2010 Jesse H. Shera Awards. A current doctoral student and a 1998 PhD from the iSchool were among the winners.  Hea Lim Ree, a doctoral candidate in the Library & Information Science program, was the recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Support of Dissertation Research.  Ms. Ree, advised by Dr. Richard Cox, was recognized for her work entitled: "The Relationship between Archival Appraisal Practice and the User Study in U.S. State Archives and Records Management Programs: An Exploratory Study."

Dr. Jane Greenberg, who earned her PhD in Library & Information Science here at the iSchool, was the recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Excellence in Published Research.  Dr. Greenberg is Professor and Director of the SILS Metadata Research Center in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was honored with the Shera Award for her article “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.

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