RUSA's Newest Achievement Award: The Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant

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Date: Winter 2019
From: Reference & User Services Quarterly(Vol. 59, Issue 2)
Publisher: American Library Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 729 words
Lexile Measure: 1650L

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The family and friends of Gail Schlachter have endowed a research grant award in her honor and hosted it with the Reference and User Services Association, where Gail served as president from 1988 to 1989. Gail was also the editor for Reference and User Services Quarterly from 1997 to 2000 and had an abiding interest in LIS research that started in the early 1970s with her publication Library Science Dissertations (which ran from 1925-1972). (1) The Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant will be awarded yearly to encourage and enrich the research in library science.

As befits Gail's career, the purpose of this award is to recognize and financially support research by "an individual or collaborative group conducting research into reference or user services whose research projects aim to better understand or answer key questions related to connecting people to resources, information services, and collections." (2) This focus is at the core of the RUSA mission. As current editor of RUSQ, I am excited to see the research that is funded and hope that this grant will enable researchers to undertake larger projects,...

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