Dr. Gary Marchionini receives Contribution to Information Science Award
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS) selected Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, at the School of Information and Library Science to receive its 2006 Contribution to Information Science Award.
“I feel honored to have won this award and join the ranks of so many pioneers in information science,” Marchionini said. “Information science is increasingly recognized by the scholarly community as an emerging discipline and by the general population through the penetration of IT into their personal lives.”
“Each year LACASIS solicits nominations for the Contributions to Information Science & Technology Award (CISTA) to honor someone who has made significant contributions to the field,” said Rachael Green Clemens, nominations chair and past chair of LACASIS. “Recipients are individuals who are recognized by their colleagues as exceptional leaders whose dedication, commitment and vision inspire others, or whose singular contribution to the field of information science has been particularly significant Dr. Gary Marchionini, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina, was selected our 17th CISTA winner for the depth and importance of his research in information seeking behavior, human-computer interaction and digital libraries. He is a natural choice for this award — the caliber of his research is reflected in the caliber of the list of previous winners including Eugene Garfield, Michael Buckland, Jose-Marie Griffiths, Christine Borgman and Marcia Bates.”
The program was held on the campus of UCLA on Jan. 11, 2007, during the chapter’s annual awards dinner. Marchionini’s presentation had the highest number of LIS student attendees of any LACASIS programs in recent memory, speaking to the relevancy and currency of the topic, “Multimedia Surrogates,” and the recognition of Dr. Marchionini’s work.
Founded in 1961 as the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Documentation Institute, LACASIS is the southern California chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).