Barreau Garners ASIST Teaching Prize

Release date: 
October 22, 2002

photo of Dr. Deborah Barreau

Dr. Deborah Barreau, an assistant professor at UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named Outstanding Information Science Teacher for 2002 by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). She will receive her award Nov. 20 at the ASIST annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Established in 1980, the teaching award is co-sponsored by ASIST and the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated sustained excellence in information science instruction. Professional activities and research contributions are also considered.

Barreau is the third faculty member at SILS to receive the ASIST teaching award. Associate Professor Stephanie Haas won in 1996 and Professor Barbara M. Wildemuth received the honor in 2000.

Barreau, who came to SILS from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, received her master’s of library science degree from SILS in 1986. She earned her Ph.D. in library and information services from the University of Maryland at College Park. Barreau specializes in the areas of information systems and technology, organizational behavior and digital libraries.