2005: Paul Jaeger
At the time of the award Paul Jaeger was Manager for Research Development at the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University and is a Doctoral Candidate at FSU’s College of Information.
Paul completed his Ph.D. in early 2006. Prior to beginning work on a Ph.D., Paul earned a juris doctor with honors, a master of science, a master of education, and a bachelor of arts.
He has co-authored three books on the social, legal, policy, and educational issues related to disability. Disability Matters: Legal and Pedagogical Issues of Disability in Education was published in 2002 and A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities was published in 2004. Understanding Disability: Inclusion, Access, Diversity, & Civil Rights is scheduled for publication in Summer 2005. All three books are published on imprints of the Greenwood Publishing Group.
In addition, Paul has written more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. These publications have addressed issues of information access, information law and policy, disability and accessibility, and electronic government. His work has appeared in academic journals such as Government Information Quarterly, Library Quarterly, Library & Information Science Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Since 2001, Paul has been a researcher on the staff of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University. In his current position as Manager for Research Development, to which he was appointed in early 2004, Paul’s responsibilities include management of research activities, development of grant proposals, providing research training to staff, and drafting reports and other Institute publications. The research projects he is currently working on include a national survey of technology in public libraries jointly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association.
Throughout his career, Paul has received a number of scholarships, fellowships, and other recognitions of scholarship and service. Most recently, he was awarded a 2005 Academic Leadership award by Florida State University.