The Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA is pleased to announce that Dr. John V. Richardson Jr., Professor, will be a Presidential Scholar of Virtual Reference Services at Library Systems & Services L.L.C. in Germantown, Maryland during his sabbatical from January to September 2002.
Dr. Richardson will be working on aspects of virtual question answering, notably the measurement and evaluation of virtual question answering, benchmark data, and statistical profiles. He hopes to complete his next book, Virtual Question Answering: Applications, Problems, and Progress. In addition, he will continue to edit the Library Quarterly.
Dr Richardson will be working closely with the team of other well-known librarians and information professionals that make up the LSSI Virtual References Services Division including Arthur Brady, MLS and VP Virtual Reference Division, Steve Coffman, MLS and VP Product Development, Michelle Fiander, MLS, and Manager of the Web Reference Center; Kay Henshall, MLS and Head Trainer, Louise Stewart, MLS and Manger of Sales and nearly a dozen other MLS librarians in senior management, sales and web reference call center positions.
Founded by library professionals 20 years ago, LSSI is the premier and most respected provider of professional library services. A strong advocate for libraries, LSSI sponsors both scholarships and awards. LSSI is on the World Wide Web at www.lssi.com as is Dr. Richardson at purl.org/net/jrichardson.