School of Information and Library Science (SILS) doctoral candidate, Carolyn Hank, has been awarded a 2010 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.
The competitive fellowship, awarded annually, was officially announced June 26, 2010 at the Beta Phi Mu General Assembly, held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Meeting.
Hank's dissertation is titled, "Scholars and their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences and Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation." Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, SILS professor, serves as her advisor and dissertation committee Chair.
Beta Phi Mu "was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning "Consumed in the service of others" was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program."