Saye Receives National Teaching Award

Release date: 
January 23, 2002

Dr. Jerry Saye, a professor at SILS, has received the top teaching award presented by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). The association's 2002 Award for Excellence in Teaching was formally presented to Saye at ALISE's recent annual conference in New Orleans.

Among other criteria, the annual award recognizes excellence in teaching methodology, student and faculty mentoring, and curriculum design. For Saye, the honor comes on the heels of two other teaching awards - SILS' Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998 and UNC's Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction in 1999.

"I am honored and delighted to have been selected for this prestigious award," Saye said. "To have been singled out from among the more than 700 full-time faculty who teach in library and information science is truly rewarding."

Added SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall, "Jerry has won the full range of teaching awards at our school, at our university and now on a national level. It gives me great pleasure to see his work honored in this way."

Saye earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and his master's of library science and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest include organization of information, history of books and libraries, metadata and cataloging and classification.

Saye is the second SILS faculty member to receive the teaching award since it was first presented a decade ago. Associate Professor Dr. David Carr received the honor in 1994.