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Business Librarian Receives Research Grant

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May 13, 2013
Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University business librarian, has been selected to receive the 2013 Reference and User Services Association BRASS Emerald Research Grant Award.

The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) administers the $5,000 grant, which supports research in the field of business librarianship, and Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd., funds the award.

The grant will allow Boettcher to hire a programmer to create a web-based tool to help business librarians and patrons use core business titles that have been discounted, sold, or recreated into new formats. The database will track these sources and provide a list of where to find similar information that these seminal works provided. In selecting Boettcher’s proposal for this year’s award, the committee highlighted the thorough and detailed methodology, scope, timetable, and projected outcomes for the project.

Boettcher is a former chair of the BRASS section of RUSA, co-author of the book Industry Research Using the Economic Census, and a past winner of RUSA BRASS’s Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship.

Boettcher will receive the award at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception on June 30 as part of the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.