[Asis-l] Assistant Professor Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, Awarded IMLS 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries Award

BRENDA SHERIDAN brenda.sheridan at rutgers.edu
Mon Apr 18 14:20:48 EDT 2016

The School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, is proud
to announce that Assistant Professor *Chirag Shah* is the recipient of an
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 2016 National Leadership
Grants for Libraries award
<https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-61-16-0025-16> for the project
“Online Q&A in STEM Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd.” The
project received $491,973.00 in funding. The three-year research project,
starting in fall 2016, will be led by the principal investigator (PI)
Shah, in partnership with co-PI Rich Gazan, associate professor at the
University of Hawaii.  The project addresses the growing need for
investigating people’s online question-answering (Q&A) behavior and the
quality assessment method applied by experts to
augment learning experiences of students, specifically in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. It will serve libraries
and librarians, as well as students and educators in STEM classes. The
project will integrate crowdsourced information and the wisdom
of librarians and other information professionals to enhance the experience
of STEM learners.
The outcomes will provide mechanisms through which current informational
services (e.g. virtual referencing) could obtain broader applicability and
sustainability with new applications in education contexts.

For more information on the School of Communication and Information, please
visit comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Brenda Sheridan, EdD
Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the Dean
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

p: 848-932-7078
f:  732-932-6916
c: 856-261-0089

brenda.sheridan at rutgers.edu
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