OCLC and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Announced the Recipients of the Library and Information Science Research Grants

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OCLC and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) announced the recipients of the Library and Information Science Research Grants. The awards went to Kathryn La Barre and Carol Tilley of the University of Illinois, Michael Khoo of Drexel University, and Bill Kules of The Catholic University of America.

According to the release, these grants support research that advances librarianship and information science and promote independent research to help librarians integrate new technologies into traditional areas. 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. Projects that receive grants must be conducted within approximately 1 year from the date of the award, and, as a condition of the grant, researchers must submit a final project report at the end of the grant period.

The winners and their projects are as follows:

Kathryn La Barre, Ph.D., and Carol Tilley, Ph.D., of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois will conduct a research project, "Folktales and Facets," designed to enhance access to folktales in print and nonprint formats through the development of user-and task-focused models of information representation. …