LAPT Research Award Carol P. Hawks 02 Jun 1992 01:04 UTC

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                         RESEARCH AWARD

     Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory (LAPT) is pleased to
announce the recipient of the 1992 Research Award, Anna H.
Perrault.  Ms. Perrault is Head, Interlibrary Services and Head,
Reference Collection Development, at the Louisiana State University
Libraries in Baton Rouge, LA.  Her publication with Beth Paskoff,
"A Tool for Comparative Collection Analysis: Conducting a Shelf-
list Sample to Construct a Collection Profile, received the
American Library Association, Association for Library Collections
and Technical Services' Best of LRTS Award in 1991.

     Her proposal, "A Study of the Effects of the Diversion of
Funds from Monographs to Serials on the Monograph Collections of
Research Libraries,"  has been funded as the first Library
Acquisitions: Practice & Theory Research Award.  Her research will
investigate the "shrinking non-serial resources base for United
States academic libraries," "shifts in monographic collecting
patterns and trends in the acquisition of foreign language
imprints," and "the decline in monograph acquisitions as
distributed across subject disciplines or among language groups."
The rationale and objectives follow:

     "The research is intended to provide information for
     discussion within the academic library community of the issues
     of the decline in the monographic research base and the shifts
     in collecting patterns by subject and by language in the
     collective resources base of academic research libraries.  The
     research will also provide management data for use by academic
     library managers."

The Call for Proposals for the 1993 Research Award will be released
shortly.  Questions concerning this award should be addressed to:

Carol Pitts Hawks
Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory
5380K Coachman Road
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 292-6314
FAX: (614) 292-7859