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Any liblicense-l readers doing research on licensing matters?  Here's
a chance to present your work.

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>From Monika Antonelli




The Research and Statistics Committee of the Management and Operation of
User Services Section of RUSA is sponsoring its Fifth Annual Reference
Research Forum at the 1999 American Library Association Annual Meeting in
New Orleans.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research project
covering the broad area of reference services such as user behavior,
electronic services, reference effectiveness and organization structure
and personnel.  Both completed research and research in progress will be
considered. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all
types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other
interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will utilize a "blind" review process to select a maximum of
three (3) projects for 25-minute presentations, followed by open
discussion. The selected researchers must present their papers in person
at the forum.  Criteria for selection are:

* Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service
* Quality and creativity of the methodology
* Potential for the research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to
  build on previous studies
* Previously published research or research accepted by December 1, 1998 
for publication will not be acceptable.

Please submit a one-page proposal by DECEMBER 1, 1998.  Notification of
acceptance will be made by March 15, 1999.  Submissions must consist of no
more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s),
title(s), institutional affiliation, and address (including your mail
address, fax number, and e-mail address).

The second page should NOT show your name or any personal information.
Instead it must include:

* The title of your project
* An explicit statement of the research problem
* A description of the research methodology used
* An explanation of the significance of the research to reference

Electronic submissions are acceptable and must also be delivered in two
parts.  Notification of acceptance will be made by March 15, 1999.

Please send submissions to:

Diana D. Shonrock, Chair
RUSA MOUSS Research and Statistics Committee
Iowa State University Library
152 Parks Library
Ames IA  50011-2140

(515) 294-7866 (work); (515) 294-5525 (fax)