Gail Schlachter's Bio

In Memory of Gail Schlachter (1943-2015)
Biographical Information

 
Driven by a commitment to identify information needs and to create resources as well as procedures to meet those needs, Dr. Gail A. Schlachter (1943-2015) worked for more than three decades in the library and information fields as a reference librarian, a library administrator, a library educator, an author of library-oriented reference works, a reviewer of reference resources, and (most recently) a publisher of both print and electronic materials. During her career, Gail was elected several times to the governing councils of the American Library Association and the California Library Association, served as the president of the American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and was selected first as the reference review editor and then as the editor-in-chief of Reference and User Services Quarterly, RUSA's official reference-oriented journal.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of reference librarianship, Gail was awarded the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, honored with the Louis Shores Award, named the "Distinguished Alumna of the Year" by the University of Wisconsin's School of Library and Information Studies, and received numerous honors for her publications, including Choice's "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year Award," Library Journal's "Best Reference Book of the Year Award," School Library Journal's "Best Reference Book of the Year," National Education and Information Center Advisory Committee's "Best of the Best" award, and the Knowledge Industry Publication's "Award for the Best Book in Library Literature" (now sponsored by ABC-CLIO and Greenwood). Gail Ann Schlachter was posthumously inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Gail first became interested in the area of financial aid in 1978, and what started as a casual interest has, over the years, become her professional passion--pulling together her expertise in library/information services, publishing, higher education, user interface, cutting-edge technology, and administration. Gail established Reference Service Press (for a history of the company, click here) with one goal in mind: to insure that those in need will be able to access the most comprehensive and current financial aid information available. That goal drives every decision at Reference Service Press--and it's what makes the company today "the premier provider of financial aid information in the country."

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Library Science. Library School, University of Minnesota, 1971. (Minors: Statistics; Higher Education). Dissertation: "Librarians' Attitudes toward Unions, Quasi-Unions, and Professional Organizations"

M.P.A., Public Administration. School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1976. (Specialization: Program evaluation)

M.A., Library Science. School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1967

M.A., American Colonial History. History Department, University of Wisconsin, 1966. Thesis: "The Navigation Act of 1673"

M.A., Education, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, 1966. Thesis: "Treatment of Minorities in High School History Textbooks"

B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1964. (Majors: Social Sciences and History. Minor: French). Senior Thesis: "Ambrose Bierce: Philosopher or Misanthrope?"
 


WORK EXPERIENCE

President, Reference Service Press, 1985-  . Responsible for the editorial quality, operational efficiency, and strategic development of Reference Service Press, a successful niche company specializing solely in the development of print and electronic sources of financial aid information for special needs groups, specific levels of education, selected majors, etc.

Visiting Professor, San Jose School of Library and Information Science, 1991- . Responsible for teaching various courses on reference and information studies to students working on their master's degree in library and information studies.

Vice President/General Manager, ABC-CLIO, 1983-1985. Under the direction of the president, responsible for the editorial quality and operational efficiency of a general library-oriented book publishing company with 100 employees at three locations in the United States and England.

Vice President/Publications, ABC-CLIO, 1982-1983. Under the direction of the vice president/general manager, responsible for the editorial quality and operational efficiency of the publication divisions, which include library-oriented monographs, reference works, and serials.

Director, Serials, ABC-CLIO, 1981-1982. Under the direction of the vice president for books, responsible for the editorial quality and operational efficiency of the serials division, which produced several library-oriented subscription services, including Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, and ABC Pol Sci.

Assistant University Librarian, Public Services, University of California, Davis, 1976-1981. Under the direction of the university librarian, responsible for managing the staff and operations of the public service units at an Association of Research Libraries-member library, including circulation, general reference, social sciences/humanities reference, biological science reference, physical science branch, agricultural economics branch, government documents, interlibrary loan, and the circulating art collection.

Head, Social Science Department, Library, California State University, Long Beach, 1974-1976. Under the direction of the assistant university librarian, responsible for managing the staff and operations of the largest department within the library, including reference work, collection development, and bibliographic instruction/outreach.

Assistant Professor, Library School, University of Southern California, 1971-1974, Among the courses taught: statistical analysis, research methodologies, library service and philosophy, and general and specialized reference.

Head, John R. Commons Labor Relations Reference Center/Social Sciences Department Library, University of Wisconsin, 1967-1968. Working with the director of the Industrial Relations Research Institute and the chair of the Economics Department, provided reference service and maintained the John R. Commons archives, the labor relations materials, and the library serving the Social Science departments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Library Association

  • Executive Board Member (Elected), ALA
  • Councilor at Large (Elected), ALA Council
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee
  • RUSA Division Councilor (Elected), ALA Council
  • Co-Convener (Elected), ALA Council Forum
  • Member (Elected), ALA Council Committee on Committees
  • Member, ALA Council Resolutions Committee
  • Council representative (Elected), ALA's Planning and Budget Assembly
  • Chair, ALA Publishing Committee
  • Chair, American Libraries Advisory Committee
  • Member, ALA Membership Committee
  • Member, ALA Committee on Research and Statistics
  • Chair, LLAMA Publications Committee
  • President (Elected), RASD (now RUSA)
  • Editor, Reference and Users Services Quarterly (RUSQ)
  • Reference Book Review Editor, RQ (now RUSQ)
  • Director-at-Large (Elected), RUSA Board of Directors
  • Chair, RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation Commitee
  • Member, RUSA Planning and Finance
  • Executive Board Member, Independent Librarians Exchange Round Table
  • Treasurer (Elected), Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table
  • Member, Intellectual Freedom Round Table
  • Member, Social Responsibilities Round Table
  • Member, Public Library Association
  • Member, Association of College and Research Libraries


Offices Held in State, Regional & Other Associations

  • President (Elected), Chapter of Academic and Research Librarians (CARL)
  • Representative-at-Large (Elected), Assembly, California Library Association
  • Chair, Professional Standards Committee, California Library Association
  • Chair, Librarians/Publishers/Vendors Committee, California Library Association
  • Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee, California Library Association
  • Director, Board of Directors, Credo Reference
  • Founding Member, California Gold: The Sacramento Valley Chapter of REFORMA
  • Treasurer, Caifornia Gold: The Sacramento Valley Chapter of REFORMA
  • Member, Reference Publishers Group
  • Member, IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association
     

AWARDS RECEIVED

Distinguished Alumna of the Year. University of Wisconsin's School of Library and Information Studies, 2007.

Resolution of Appreciation for Gail A. Schlachter, RUSQ Editor, 1997-2000. Reference and User Services Association, 2000. Published in Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), Volume 40, Number 1 (Fall, 2000).

Editor's Choice Award (for the four volumes in the Minority Funding Set: Financial Aid for African Americans, Financial Aid for Asian Americans, Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans, and Financial Aid for Native Americans). Reference Books Bulletin, 1998.

Best Academic Title Award (for College Student's Guide to Merit & Other No-Need Funding).  Choice, 1997.

Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award for Excellence in Reviewing. Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association, 1997.

Isador Gilbert Mudge Award for Distinguished Service to Reference Librarianship. Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association, 1992.

Best Reference Book of the Year Award (for Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families). Library Journal, 1990.

Best Reference Book Award (for Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families). New York Public Library, 1989.

Best Reference Book of the Year Award (for Directory of Financial Aids for Women). School Library Journal, 1989.

"Best of the Best" Reference Book Award (for Directory of Financial Aids for Women). National Education and Information Center, 1988.

Best Professional Book Award (for The Service Imperative: Essays in Honor of Margaret E. Monroe). RQ, 1986.

ALA/Knowledge Industry Publications Award for Library Literature (for Reference Sources in Library and Information Services: A Guide to the Literature). American Library Association, 1985 (now known as the ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award Best Book in Library Literature)

Outstanding Reference Book Award  (for Minorities and Women: A Guide to Reference Literature in the Social Sciences). Choice, 1977.

Outstanding Library Science Professor. University of Southern California, 1973.

Beta Phi Mu (International Library & Information Studies Honor Society),  1971.

Higher Education Act Title II-B Fellowship. University of Minnesota, 1968-1971.

Ford Foundation Fellowship. University of Wisconsimn, 1965.

Tuition Fellowship. University of Wisconsin, 1964-1966.
 


AWARDS FUNDED (To date, Gail has awarded more than $150,000 to 50+ library school students & librarians)

Reference Service Press Fellowship in Reference and Information Service. $3,000 per year for a student to train to become a reference librarian. Administered by the California Library Association, 1993-  . Annual

Reference Service Press Award. $2,500 per year to the authors of the most outstanding article published in RUSQ during the previous two years. Administered by the American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association, 1985-  . Annual.
 


PUBLICATIONS (Books, Articles/Papers, Electronic Products, Editorships, and Workshops)

Books (For reviews of many of these books, click here)

  • Library Science Dissertations, 1925-1972. By Gail A. Schlachter and Dennis Thomison. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1974.
  • Directory of Internships, Work Experience Programs, and On-the-Job Training Opportunities. By Gail A. Schlachter. Los Angeles, Ready Reference Press, 1975.
  • Minorities and Women: A Guide to Reference Literature in the Social Sciences. By Gail A. Schlachter, with Donna Belli. Los Angeles, Reference Service Press, 1977.
         Selected as: "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year," Choice
  • Directory of Financial Aids for Women. By Gail A. Schlachter. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1978- present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Best Reference Book of the Year," School Library Journal
                              
    "Best of the Best," National Educational and Information Center
                               "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid Scholarship Books," About.com
  • The Service Imperative for Libraries: Essays in Honor of Margaret E. Monroe. Edited by Gail A Schlachter. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1982.
         Selected as: "Best Professional Book," by RQ
  • Library Science Dissertations, 1973-1981. By Gail A. Schlachter and Dennis Thomison. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1982.
  • Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities. By Gail A. Schlachter. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1984 - 1998. Biennial (replaced by the 4-volume Minority Funding Set in 1998).
  • Reference Sources in Library and Information Services: A Guide to the Literature. By Gary R. Purcell and Gail A. Schlachter. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1984.
         Awarded: "Outstanding Library Literature Award," ALA/Knowledge Industry Publications
  • How to Find out about Financial Aid. By Gail A. Schlachter. Los Angeles, Reference Service Press, 1987.
  • Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1988 - present. Biennial.
         Formerly titled: Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents
  • Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1988 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Best Reference Book of the Year," by Library Journal
                              
    "Best Reference  Book," New York Public Library
                               "Book of the Month," Boomer Esiason Foundation
                               "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid Scholarship Books," About.com
  • Financial Aid for Research, Study, Travel, and Other Activities Abroad. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press 1990.
  • Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1992 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "One of the Best Study Abroad Resources," TransitionsAbroad.com  
  • Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1992 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "One of the Best Study Abroad Resources," TransitionsAbroad.com
  • The Back-to-School Money Book: A Financial Aid Guide for Midlife and Older Women. By Gail A. Schlachter. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Retired Persons, 1994 (Second edition published in 1996)
  • High School Senior's Guide to Merit & Other No-Need Funding. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1996 - present. Biennial.
  • College Student's Guide to Merit & Other No-Need FundingBy Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1996 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year," Choice
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Sciences. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1996 - 2001. Biennial.
         Continued by:  Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences 
                                  Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences
                                  Money for Graduate Students in the Physical & Earth Sciences
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Arts & HumanitiesBy Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1996 - present. Biennial.
         Published as Money for Graduate Students in the Humanities from 1996-2003
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Social & Behavioral SciencesBy Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 1996 - present. Biennial.
         Published as Money for Graduate Students in Social Sciences from 1996-2001
  • Kaplan Scholarships. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. New York: Kaplan Publishing, 1997 - present. Annual
  • Financial Aid for African Americans. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 1997 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Editor's Choice," Reference Books Bulletin
                              
    "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid and Scholarship Books," About.com
  • Financial Aid for Asian Americans. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 1997 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Editor's Choice," Reference Books Bulletin
                               
    "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid and Scholarship Books," About.com
  • Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 1997 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Editor's Choice," Reference Books Bulletin
                               
    "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid and Scholarship Books," About.com
  • Financial Aid for Native Americans. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 1997 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as: "Editor's Choice," Reference Books Bulletin
                             
       "One of the Top 7 Financial Aid and Scholarship Books," About.com
  • RSP Funding for Nursing Students & Nurses. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 1998 - 2008. Biennial.
         Continued by: How to Pay for Your Degree in Nursing
  • How to Find out about Financial Aid and Funding. 1st ed. By Gail Schlachter. El Dorado Hills, CA, Reference Service Press, 1999.
  • RSP Funding for Engineering Students. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2000 - 2004. Biennial.
         Continued by How to Pay for Your Degree in Engineering
  • Funding for Persons with Visual Impairments: Large Print Edition. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2000 - present. Annual.
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Biological SciencesBy Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2001 - present. Biennial.
         Published as Money for Graduate Students in the Biological & Health Sciences from 2001-2005
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Physical & Earth Sciences. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2001 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Agriculture & Related Fields. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2001 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Pay for Your Law Degree. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. foreword by Eric Goldman. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2001 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Business & Related Fields. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2002 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Education & Related Fields. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2002 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Journalism & Related Fields. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2002 - present. Biennial.
  • How to Find out about Financial Aid and Funding. 2nd ed. By Gail Schlachter. El Dorado Hills, CA, Reference Service Press, 2003.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Engineering. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2004 - present. Biennial.
  • Money for Christian College Students. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Reference Service Press, 2005 - present. Biennial.
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2005 - present. Biennial.
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2006 - 2008. Annual.
  • College Blue Book, Volume 4. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2006 - 2008. Annual.
  • Get Paid to Play: Every Student Athlete's Guide to Over $1 Million in College Scholarships. New York, Kaplan Publishing, 2007.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Nursing. By Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008 - present. Biennial.
         Selected as "One of the Most Important Print Resources," Foundation Center
                              "An Essential Nursing Reference," Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Paying for College: Making the Cost of a College Education Affordable. By Gail A. Schlachter. New York: Kaplan, 2009.
  • How to Pay for Your Degree in Library & Information Studies. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2010 - present. Biennial.
     

Articles/Papers

  • Guaranteed Annual Income: A Selected Bibliography of Current Materials. By Gail A. Schlachter. Madison, University of Wisconsin's Industrial Relations Research Institute, 1967
  • Industrial Relations Theses and Dissertations. By Gail A. Schlachter, Georgianna Herman, and Vickie Triplett. Madison: University of Wisconsin Industrial Relations Research Institute, 1967 - 1969. Annual
  • Collective Bargaining: A Selected Basic Bibliography. By Gail A. Schlachter. Madison: University of Wisconsin Industrial Relations Research Institute, 1968
  • "Quasi-Unions and Organizational Hegemony within the Library Field." By Gail A. Schlachter. Library Quarterly 43: 185-98 (July, 1973)
  • "Academic Status: Who Wants It?" By Ruth Hyman and Gail A. Schlachter. College & Research Libraries, 34: 472-78 (November, 1973)
  • "The Library Science Doctorate: A Quantitative Analysis of Dissertations and Recipients." By Gail A. Schlachter and Dennis Thomison. Journal of Education for Librarianship 15: 95-111 (Fall, 1974)
  • Program Evaluation in the Public Sector: A Selected Bibliography. By Gail A. Schlachter and Donna Belli. Monticello, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1975
  • The Changing Role of Women in America: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Reference Sources..By Gail A. Schlachter and Donna Belli. Monticello, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1975
  • Blacks in an Urban Environment: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Reference Sources..By Gail A. Schlachter and Donna Belli. Monticello, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1975
  • Planning for Priorities: A Survey of Academic Library Use. By Gail A. Schlachter. Long Beach: California State University, 1975.
  • "Professionalism vs. Unionism." By Gail A. Schlachter. Library Trends 25: 451-73 (October, 1976)
  • "Program Evaluation-An Alternative to Divine Guidance." By Gail Schlachter. California Librarian 37: 26-31 (October, 1976).
  • "Research and the Inquiring Librarian." By Gail A. Schlachter. LAUC Seminars on Career Development for Academic Librarians, Ed. by Richard S. Cooper. Berkeley: University of California, 1977
  • "Publishing: A Natural Extension of Librarianship." By Gail A. Schlachter. Infomediary 2:115.21 (November, 1985)
  • "Reference Books (distinguished reference titles)." By Gail A. Schlachter. RQ 25:241+ (Fall, 1985)
  • "Abstracts of Library Science Dissertations." By Gail A. Schlachter. Library Science Annual, Volumes 1-2 (1985 - 1986); Library and Information Science Annual, Volumes 3-4 (1987 - 1988)
  • "Reference Books (reviewing process)." By Gail A. Schlachter. RQ 26:382-4+ (Spring, 1987)
  • "Financial Aid Sources: How, When, and Where." By Gail A. Schlachter. The Black Collegian 18: 124-128 (September/October, 1987)
  • "Reviewing the Reviewers." By Gail A. Schlachter. RQ 27:468-70 (Summer, 1988)
  • "Obsolescence, Weeding and Bibliographic Love Canals." By Gail A. Schlachter. RQ 28:6-7 (Fall, 1988)
  • "Research, One Step at a Time." By Gail A. Schlachter. RQ 28:293-4 (Spring, 1989)
  • "Financial Aid: How to Get It, Where to Look for It." By Gail A. Schlachter. The Black Collegian 22:70-76 (November/December, 1991)
  • "Interview with Gail Schlachter" By Katina Strauch. Against the Grain 9:38-41 (September, 1997)
  • "Thinking Out Loud: Who Will Give Reference Service in the Digital Environment?" By Anne G. Lipow and Gail A. Schlachter. Reference and User Services Quarterly 37:125-129 (Winter, 1997)
  • "From the Editor." By Gail A. Schlachter, Editor-in-Chief. Reference and User Services Quarterly. 1997 - 2000
          Selected editorials: "The Costco Connection," "What's in a Name," "The Ten Commandments, Steve Case, and Reference Service (Parts 1-3), "Professional Competencies and Electronic Reviewing," "Award-Winning Articles in RQ and RUSQ,"  and "Every Exit an Entry."
  • "Beyond the Service Imperative." By Gail A. Schlachter. Reference and User Services Quarterly 44:184-186 (Spring, 2005)
  • "What's Old Is New Again." In Margaret Monroe: Memoirs of a Public Librarian, by Margaret E. Monroe. Madison, WI: Parallel Press, 2006.
     

Electronic Resources

  • RSP Funding Focus on AOL. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. New York: AOL (America Online), 1994 - 2001
  • RSP Funding Focus on eWorld. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Cupertino, CA:  Apple's eWorld, 1995 - 1996
  • RSP Online Funding for Undergraduates. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Boston: SilverPlatter/Ovid, 1995 - 2007
  • RSP Online Funding for Graduate Students.  By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Boston: SilverPlatter/Ovid, 1995 -2007
  • RSP Online Funding for Professionals and Postdoctorates.  By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Boston: SilverPlatter/Ovid, 1995 - 2007
  • EUREKA/California Career Information Service Online Scholarship Database. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Richmond, CA: EUREKA, 1996 - 2008
  • College BroadBand College Scholarship Database. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. New York, College BroadBand, 2000 - 2003
  • Funding for Persons with Visual Impairments: PLUS Edition (Diskette). By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2000 - 2006
  • COCIS/Colorado Career Information Service Online Scholarship Database. By Gail a. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Richmond, CA: EUREKA/COCIS, 2000 - 2008
  • Military.com Online Scholarship Finder. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. San Francisco, Military.com/Monster.com, 2003 - present
  • MDEED (America's Career Information Network/CareerOneStop) Scholarship Database. By Gail A Schlachter and R. David Weber. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2006 - 2008
  • MOAA Online Scholarship Finder. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Alexandria, VA: Military Officers Association of America, 2007 - present
  • RSP FundingFinder/RSP Online Funding Database for Undergraduates. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008 - present
  • Choctaw Online Undergraduate Scholarship Database. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Durant, OK: Choctaw Nation, 2009 - present
  • RSP FundingFinder/RSP Online Funding Database for Graduate Students. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2010 - present
  • Choctaw Online Graduate Fellowship Database. By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber. Durant, OK: Choctaw Nation, 2010 - present
  • FundingFinder Express. By Gail A. Schlachter, and R. David Weber. Boston: Credo/Literati, 2013 - present.
  • SchoolQuest Scholarship Finder. By Gail A. Schlachter, R. David Weber, and the staff at Reference Service Press. Harker Heights, TX: Military Child Educational Coalition, 2013 - present.
     

Editorships

  • Series Editor, C.S.U. Long Beach Facsimile Series, 1974 - 1975
         Selected titles: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania; An Account of European Settlements in America
  • Editor, Survival Kits for Term Paper Writers, C.S.U. Long Beach, 1975 - 1976
         Selective titles: A Guide to Sources in Black Studies (reprinted in The Unabashed LIbrarian 19:21-25, (Spring, 1976); A Guide to Sources in Women's Studies
  • Newsletter Editor, CARL Newsletter, 1976 - 1977
  • Reference Book Review Editor, RQ, 1977 - 1988
  • Editor, Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), 1997 - 2000
  • Executive Editor, America: History and Life, 1981 - 1984
  • Executive Editor, Historical Abstracts, 1981 - 1984
  • Executive Editor, ABC Pol Sci, 1981 - 1984
  • Executive Editor, Clio Bibliography Series, 1981 -1984
         Selected titles: Indians of the U.S. and Canada; Africa since 1914; Social Reform and Reaction in America; The Third Reich, 1933-1939; Crime and Punishment in America; The Middle East in Conflict; Democratic and Republican Parties in America; The American Presidency; Nuclear America; The Great Depression
  • Library Science Dissertation Abstracts Editor, Library and Information Science Annual, 1986-1989
  • Series Editor, RSP Special Reports, 1996 - 2004
         Selected titles: Alternatives to Financial Aid, College CyberSearch, Fabulous Freebies, Scholarship Search Strategies, Speaking the Language (Your Financial Aid Dictionary)


Workshops  Over the years, the following full-day or multi-day workshops have been presented numerous times in many locations throughout the United States and Canada--each with an extensive workbook

  • Using Statistics to Analyze Library Services
  • Research Methods for Librarians
  • Financial Aid: Process and Resources
  • Reviewing Reference Resources
  • Indexing and Coding


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