SILS alumna, Patricia R. Harris (MSLS 1970) has won the 2006 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. “The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practictioners within the library field in library and information technology.
Until late-2005 Harris was the executive director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where she worked with leaders in publishing, library and vendor communities gaining partners to develop, promote and support standards for information.
Because of Harris’ efforts, librarians are “key players in the development of information technology standards.”
“Throughout my career technology has been a key driver in the transformation of library and information services, so it is gratifying that my work in standards development to support technology has been recognized in this way,” said Harris.
LITA is a division of the sponsor of the award, the American Library Association.