September 17, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), for being chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. The award is given annually to recognize scholars who have “over a period of time, contributed in an outstanding way to the development of the information behavior research field.”
According to ASIS&T SIG USE Chair Rong Tang, “Dr. Marchionini's work on Information interaction and human-centered computing has made significant contributions to the field of information behavior research, incorporating the understanding of information seeking process, user search behavior, and usability principles to the development of interactive information retrieval system interfaces. Over the years, Dr. Marchionini’s numerous research and scholarly publications related to interfaces that support information seeking and information retrieval, usability of personal health records, multimedia browsing strategies, and digital libraries have played an important role in advancing information behavior research.”
As a recipient of this award, Dr. Marchionini will receive a check for $500 and will be inducted into the ASIS&T SIG USE Academy of Fellows. Founded in 2009, the SIG USE Academy of Fellows honors leaders in the study of information needs, seeking and use. The award will be presented at the ASIS&T SIG USE Business Meeting in November.
Congratulations, Dr. Marchionini, on this honor.