September 24, 2014
Dr. Diane Kelly, Associate Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been honored with the ASIS&T Award for Best Research in Information Science.
According to the award description provided by ASIS&T, “The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual or individuals for an outstanding research contribution in the field of information science. The award is intended to be for achievements that have significant impact in the field and is based on recent research or on previous research whose contributions have recently been recognized.”
Kelly’s research interests are in interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior and evaluation methods, and metrics for user studies. Her research has been published in several venues including at Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) and Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) Conferences, and in scholarly journals including Association for Computing Machinery Transactions on Information Systems and Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. She also serves on the editorial boards of Information Processing and Management, Information Retrieval Journal, and Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval. She is the recipient of two teaching awards—the 2009 ASIS&T/Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award and the 2007 SILS Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award—in addition to her research awards.
For winning the Award for Best Research in Information Science, Kelly will receive a plaque, presented by the ASIS&T President, at the banquet of the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in November.
“ASIST was the first organization that I leaned about as a student in information science, and for good reason,” Kelly said. “Over the years, its journal and conference have consistently published leading-edge research in information science by world renowned scholars. It is an honor to join the list of past recipients of the ASIST Research in Information Science Award, many of whom are my research mentors and heroes. I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to everyone who has supported me and my research program since I started at SILS in 2004.”
Congratulations, Dr. Kelly, on this honor.