Vanderbilt University faculty contribute to one of year’s top education resources

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Library Association has included the
second edition of The Encyclopedia of Education, edited by Vanderbilt
University professor James Guthrie, on its 2004 list of Outstanding
Reference Sources.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of
the American Library Association, compiles the list each year, which
recognizes hiqh-quality reference works suitable for small to
medium-sized libraries. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference
and information professionals.

Guthrie, who served as the encyclopedia’s editor in chief, along
with a seven-member editorial board updated the eight-volume set last
published in 1971. Guthrie is a professor of public policy and
education, chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy and
Organizations and director of the Peabody Center for Education Policy
at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human

John Braxton, Peabody College professor of higher education; Steve
Heyneman, Peabody College professor of international educational
policy; and Claire Smrekar, Peabody College associate professor of
public policy and education, served as associate editors for the

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