Congratulations to UNC at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS) graduate student, Danielle Lois Fasig, who has won the SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for the spring of 2013 for her research proposal: "Usability Evaluation of Finding Aids for Archives."
Comments from the faculty committee that judged the nominations mentioned that her paper was “well-written with a clearly articulated problem statement, a well-defined and appropriate methodology and a high likelihood of contributing significant new information to our field.” Fasig has received a check for $150 for her research and will receive a certificate at the May graduation ceremony.
Elfreda Chatman Fund Awards
The Elfreda Chatman Award was created by the SILS Alumni Association in 2003 to honor Dr. Elfreda Chatman's interest in original research. Chatman, who joined the SILS faculty in 1983, earned her Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. Her dissertation, "The Diffusion of Information: A Study of the Working Poor," earned the American Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Best Dissertation Award in 1984.
Proposals submitted as part of the Research Methods (INLS 780) course are eligible for this award.