The American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) USE has selected Laura Christopherson, doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the recipient of the 2012 ASIS&T SIG USE Travel Award. The travel award provides funding to cover travel costs to the 2012 annual meeting that will be held in Baltimore, MD Oct. 26 to 30, 2012.
Christopherson was selected for the award based on the focus of her work. Her research delves into "individuals’ interactions and communication in the contexts of social media and games." The "focus matches well with this year’s ASIS&T conference theme, and addresses issues that have been garnering increasing attention in recent years in both LIS and other fields," according to the selection committee.