Master's Student, Lindsay Conway, Wins 2013 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award

August 14, 2013

Lindsay ConwayLindsay Conway, Master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the fall 2013 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award for her student research proposal entitled: Comparing Delivery Timing of Information Literacy Instruction: A Citation Analysis of Undergraduate Music Classes.

The faculty committee that judged the nominations noted that they found Lindsay's research to be: “A very clearly written and well-planned study, thoughtfully modeled on prior research.” Conway will receive a check for $150 for her research and will receive a certificate during Conway's graduation ceremony.

"I am extremely honored by the committee's decision to confer this award on my research proposal," said Conway. "It means a great deal to me personally, professionally and academically. I am very grateful for this recognition."

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.