New SILS faculty member, Phillip Edwards, was awarded the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) James M. Cretsos Leadership Award for his contributions to the organization.
“The Cretsos Award was established in 1992 to recognize new ASIS&T members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ASIS&T activities. It is administered by the Leadership Committee and is presented annually to the recipient during the annual meeting.”
Edwards has been involved with ASIS&T since 2005. He has been chair of the Scientific and Technical Information SIG; a member of the John Wiley Best JASIST Paper Award Jury in 2007; a reviewer of contributed papers for the 2007 Annual Meeting; a member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2006 to present; chair-elect of SIG/STI from 2006 to 2007; a member of the Bulletin of the ASIS&T Advisory Board in 2006; member of the Best Information Science Book Award Jury in 2006; and secretary/treasurer of the SIG/STI in 2005 to 2006.