Congratulations to Sue Searing for winning the ALISE 2012 Best Conference Paper Award for the second year in a row for her paper, “The Special Collection in Librarianship: Researching the History of Library Science Libraries.” Sue presented this paper at the 2012 ALISE Annual Conference which was themed “Extending Our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunity.” Searing’s article was recently published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Education for Library & Information Science and she will be presented with the award plaque at the ALISE 2013 Conference in January. Below is the full citation:
Searing, Susan. “The Special Collection in Librarianship: Researching the History of Library Science Libraries.” Journal Of Education For Library & Information Science 53, no. 4 (2012): 225-238.
In her paper, Searing traces the rise and fall of the library science library and presents data on collections, staffing, budgets, services, and organizational structures. Based on primary sources, including school catalogs, surveys, and directories, as well as an analysis of the scant literature on the topic, Searing develops a set of questions for further research. Her article can be accessed on campus by clicking here.