Article Selected for Reference Research Review

“Expanding the reference vocabularly: A methodology for applying Bloom’s taxonomy to increase instruction in the reference interview” by David Ward, reference services librarian, was chosen for the Reference Research Review: 2011.  This annual bibliography highlights selected works in the reference literature.  Items published in 2011 were selected and annotated by members of the American Library Association, RUSA/RSS Research & Statistics Committee (2011-2012). Continue reading

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Robert Cagle Selected for Visiting Scholars Program

Robert Cagle, library cinema studies specialist, has been chosen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea to participate in the 2012 Visiting Scholars Program.  The program provides prominent scholars and critics in the field of culture, literature, film, fine arts, design, performing arts, and music with the opportunity to visit South Korea for in-depth research on topics related to Korean culture.  Cable was nominated for the honor in recognition of his recent work on Korean pop music and television dramas.

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Jim Hahn Named Outstanding Reviewer

Photo of Jim HahnJim Hahn, orientation services and environments librarian, was chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer at the 2012 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.  Each year, Emerald names and rewards the Outstanding Reviewers who contribute to the success of the journals.  They are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editors.  Hahn was selected for the very impressive and significant contribution he made as a Reviewer to Reference Services Review throughout 2011.

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Congratulations to:

Jim Hahn and Qiang Jin were awarded a Research and Publication grant to support their research project titled, “Formative Evaluation of Linked Library Data.”

JoAnn Jacoby, head of Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ALA’s Library Research Round Table.

Kathleen Kern, of the Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected as Vice-President/President-Elect of ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Becky Smith, of Business Information Services, was elected as a member-at-large of RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

Sarah Williams, Funk Library, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network). Sarah will serve a two-year term as a Director, starting June 1st.

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