SILS students, faculty and alumni have received awards from professional societies, recognizing their contributions to information and library science. Listed here are selected, significant awards from major societies.
Jesse H. Shera Award for Support of Dissertation Research
2011 - Amy VanScoy, "Exploring the Meaning of Reference Work for Librarians in Academic Research Libraries."
Jesse H. Shera Award for Excellence in Distinguished Published Research
2011 - Dr. M. Cristina Pattuelli, "Modeling Domain Ontology for Cultural Heritage," published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62(2): 314-342, Feb. 2011.
2007 - Dr. Paul Solomon, Dr. Gary Marchionini, and doctoral students Cheryl Davis and Terrell Russell, "Information and Library Science MPACT: A Preliminary Analysis."
Jesse H. Shera Award for Research
1994 - Dr. J. Franklin Quinn (MSLS '84) and co-author, Judith Serebnick, "Measuring Diversity of Opinion in Public Library Collections," published in the January, 1995, Library Quarterly.
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Margaret Mann Citation
2012 - Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center
1996 - Dr. Arlene G. Taylor (alumna)
1985 - Dr. Lucia Rather
1974 - Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour
1973 - Dr. Doralyn Hickey
1956 - Dr. Susan Grey Akers
2012 - Amanda Click, doctoral student
The mission of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology by providing focus, opportunity, and support to information professionals and organizations.
2009 - Dr. Gary Marchionini
2008 - Dr. Deborah Barreau
2007 - Dr. Barbara Wildemuth
ASIST Research Award
1996 - Dr. Gary Marchionini
Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award
2009 - Dr. Diane Kelly
2002 - Dr. Deborah Barreau
2000 - Dr. Barbara Wildemuth
1996 - Dr. Stephanie Haas
Watson Davis Award
2012 - K.T.L. Vaughan
2010 - Dr. Barbara Wildemuth
ASIS&T New Leaders Award
2010 - Laura Christopherson
2007 - Dr. Catherine Blake, "Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 1" & "Collaborative Information Synthesis, Part 2: Recommendations for Information Systems to Support Synthesis"
2006 - Lisl Zach (alumna), "When is Enough? Modeling the Information-Seeking and Stopping Behavior of Senior Arts Administrators"
2003 - Dr. Gary Marchionini, “Co-evolution of user and organizational interfaces: A longitudinal case study of WWW dissemination of national statistics”
2001 - Dr. Robert M. Losee, “When Information Retrieval Measures Agree About the Relative Quality of Document Rankings”
1999 - Dr. Paul Solomon, “Discovering Information Behavior in Sense-Making. Part I, II, III,” Volume 48, Special Award for a Series
1990 - Dr. Gary Marchionini, “Information-Seeking Strategies of Novices Using a Full-Text Encyclopedia”
2010 Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Award from ASIS&T's Special Interest Group for Information Seeking and Use (SIG USE).
Dr. Barbara Wildemuth
2011 - Brooks Jonathan Breece, "Local Government Use of Web GIS in North Carolina."
2008 - Ann K. Irvine, "Natural Language Processing and Teporal Information Extraction in Emergency Department Triage Notes"
2005 - Mary Gabehart, "An analysis of citations to retracted articles in the scientific literature"
2001 - Brian Hilligoss, “The Role of Web Home Page Information Elements in User-Site Orientation Efforts”
1999 - Kelly Maglaughlin, “Use of Relevance Criteria in Partially Relevant Documents”
1989 - Dale Boles, “The Effect of Subject Matter Familiarity on Inter-indexer Consistency, Number of Index Terms Supplied and Indexer Use of Author Terminology”
2007 - W. John MacMullen, "Contextual Analysis of Variation and Quality in Human-curated Gene Ontology Annotations"
2008 - Phillip Edwards
2005 - K.T.L. Vaughan
Award of Merit
2011 - Dr. Gary Marchionini
1999 - José-Marie Griffiths
2011 - Amber Cushing, "Personal recordkeeping in digital environments"
2004 - Meng Yang, "An exploration of users' video relevance criteria"
2008 - Rachael Clemens, Carolinas Chapter of ASIS&T
2008 - Deputy Director - Cassidy Sugimoto
The mission of the Association for Library and Information Science Education is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education.
ALISE Service Award
2000 - Dr. Evelyn Daniel
ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence
2012 - Dr. Deborah Barreau
2011 - Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell
2002 - Dr. Jerry Saye
1994 - Dr. David Carr
The Eugene Garfield - ALISE Doctoral Dissertation Award
2011 - Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto, “Mentoring, Collaboration, and Interdisciplinarity: An Evaluation of the Scholarly Development of Information and Library Science Doctoral Students.”
2006 - Dr. Diane Kelly, "Understanding implicit feedback and document preference: A naturalistic user study"
2001 - Patricia Coit Murphy, “What a Book Can Do: Silent Spring and Media-Borne Public Debate”
2000 - Keith Wilson Cogdill, “The Information Needs and Information Seeking of Nurse Practitioners” (Certificate of Recognition)
2011 - Jeffrey Pomerantz, “Teaching in the Age of Facebook and other Social Media: LIS Faculty and Students ‘Friending’ and ‘Poking’ in the Social Sphere” with SILS alumni Carolyn Hank, McGill University and Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University
2006 - Jeffery Pomerantz, "The Return on Investment of Collaborative Virtual Reference Service"
2006 - Lokman Meho, "Citation Analysis of Library and Information Science Faculty Publications: ISI Databases and Beyond"
2002 - Jane Greenberg, "Optimizing Metadata Creation: A Model for Integrating Human and Automatic Processes"
Methodology Paper Competition
2001 - Dr. Barbara Wildemuth and Dr. Diane Sonnenwald (Göteborg University)
2005 - Lokman Meho and Kristen Spurgin, "Ranking the Research Productivity of LIS Faculty and Schools: An Evaluation of Data Sources and Research Methods"
Beta Phi Mu
Beta Phi Mu "was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning "Consumed in the service of others" was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program."
Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
2011 - Amber Cushing, “Possession and self extension in digital environments: Implications for maintaining personal information.”
2011 - Amy VanScoy, "Exploring the Meaning of Reference Work for Academic Reference Librarians."
2011 - Hollie White, “Organizing scientific data sets: Studying similarities and differences in metadata and subject term creation.”
2010 - Carolyn Hank, "Scholars and their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences and Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation."
The Medical Library Association is dedicated to improving excellence and leadership of the health information professional to foster the art and science of health information services.
2009 - Connie Schardt (almuna)
2003 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
2002 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
2001 - June H. Fulton (graduate)
1997 - Jo Ann Bell Wootten (graduate)
1997 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (graduate, past faculty)
1984 - Fredrick G. Kilgour
Ida and George Elliott Prize
1993 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, “The Impact of Information Provided by the Hospital Libraries in the Rochester Area on Clinical Decision-Making”
1982 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall and Victor Neufeld, “A Randomized Trial of Librarian Participation in Clinical Settings”
The President's Award
2000 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (graduate, past faculty)
Martha C. Noyes Award
1998 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (graduate, past faculty)
The Society of American Archivists serves the educational and informational needs of its members and provides leadership to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation's historical record.
2009/2010 - Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
Fellows' Ernst Posner Prize
(Most outstanding article in American Archivist)
1994 - Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award
(Most outstanding article in American Archivist)
2008 - The Data Intensive Cyber Environment (DICE) group - Dr. Reagan Moore, Dr. Richard Marciano, Dr. Arcot Rajasekar, Antoine C. de Torcy, Chien-yi Hou, Paul Tooby
Theodore Calvin Pease Award (best student paper)
2008 - Mary Samouelian, "Embracing Web 2.0: Archives and the Newest Generation of Web Applications"
2005 - Craig Breaden, "Sound Practices: Online Audio Exhibits and the Cultural Heritage Archive"
2001 - James M. Roth, “Serving Up EAD: An Exploratory Study on the Development and Utilization of Encoded Archival Description Finding Aids”
2000 - Kristin E. Martin, “Analysis of Remote Reference Correspondence at a Large Academic Manuscripts Collection”
1999 - Kathleen Feeney, “Retrieval of Archival Finding Aids Using World Wide Web Search Engines”
1997 - Karen Collins, “Providing Subject Access to Images: A Study of User Queries”
The Special Libraries Association is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners.
Hall of Fame
2001 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (alumnus, former SILS professor and administrator)
2006 - Rebecca Vargha (SILS Librarian)
2012 - Rebecca Vargha (SILS Librarian)
2005 - Davenport "Dav" Robertson
2001 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
1995 - Barbara Semonche (alumna)
1989 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (alumnus, past faculty)
1988 - Laura N. Gasaway (adjunct professor)
Dow Jones Leadership Award
2008 - Richard Huffine (alumnus)
John Cotton Dana Award
2004 - Barbara Semonche (alumna)
1998 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
1999 - Dr. Fred W. Roper (alumnus, past faculty)
1987 - Laura N. Gasaway (adjunct professor)
Factiva Leadership Award
2004 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
H.W. Wilson Company Award
1997 - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall
Rose L. Vormelker Award
2000 - Barbara Semonche (alumna)
David Rhydwen Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to News Librarianship
2007 - Barbara Semonche (alumna)
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.
Fulbright Senior Specialist
2006 - Dr. Barbara B. Moran (Prague)
2003 - Dr. Jerry D. Saye (Slovenia)
2001 - Dr. Diane Sonnenwald (Finland)
1997-98 - Dr. Paul Solomon (Finland)
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