DR. GAIL ANN SCHLACHTER has worked for more than three decades as a library administrator, a library educator, and an administrator of library-related publishing companies. Among the reference books to her credit are the biennially-issued
Directory of Financial Aids for Women (named by the National Education
and Information Center Advisory Committee as one of the Best of the Best in educational and career materials) and two award-winning bibliographic guides: Minorities and Women: A Guide to Reference Literature in the Social Sciences(which was chosen as an Outstanding Reference Book of the Year by Choice) and Reference Sources in Library and Information Services (which won the first Knowledge Industry Publications Award for Library Literature ). For 10 years, she was the reference book review editor for RQ (now Reference and User Services
Quarterly), is a past president of the American Library Association s Reference and User Services Association, is the former editor of the Reference and User Services Association Quarterly, and is currently serving her fourth term on
the American Library Association s governing council. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to reference service, Dr. Schlachter was named the University of Wisconsin School of Library and information Studies Alumna of the Year and has been awarded both the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation and the Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award.
DR. R. DAVID WEBER has been teaching economics and history at Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, California) since 1975. He is the author of a number
of critically-acclaimed reference works, including Dissertations in Urban History and the three-volume Energy Information Guide. With Gail Schlachter, he is the author of Reference Service Press s award-winning Financial Aid for Hispanic
Americans and a number of other financial aid titles, including Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents and Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families, which was selected as one of the Best Reference Books of the Year by Library Journal.
PROFESSOR ERIC GOLDMAN, who served as a consultant in the research process and wrote the foreword for this edition of How to Pay for Your Law Degree, teaches intellectual property and cyberlaw at Santa Clara University Law School, where he is also the director of the High Tech Law Institute. Previously, he was general counsel for Epinions.com and an attorney at the Silicon Valley law firm of Cooley Godward. Professor Goldman knows first-hand the value of financial
aid. Thanks in part to the scholarships he received, he was able to graduate from law school debt free!