The Dean's Achievement Award is presented annually to one information science student and one library science student who produce the highest quality masters' papers in a given year. The papers are judged by a faculty committee. A cash prize accompanies the honor, which is intended to encourage student research and writing.
Erin Dickey: "Her Own Version of History": A Case Study of the Guerrilla Girls Oral Histories at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Natalie Ornat: Reading for your Life: The Impact of Reading and Writing During the Siege of Sarajevo
Emma Boettcher: Predicting the Difficulty of Trivia Questions Using Text Features
Meredith Hale: Searching for Art Records: A Log Analysis of the Ackland Art Museum's Collecion Search System
Aaron Kirschenfeld: Yellow Fever: Describing Negative Legal Precedent in Citators
Rachel Walton: Looking for Answers: A Usability Study of Online Finding Aid Navigation
Curt Arledge: Filled-in vs. Outline Icons: The Impact of Icon Style on Usability
Meredith Lewis: Learning Styles, Motivations, and Resource Needs of Students Enrolled in a Massive Open Online Class
Kevin Michael Klipfel: Authentic Engagement: Assessing the Effects of Authenticity on Student Engagement and Information Literacy in Academic Library Instruction
Hilary Zelko: Reasoning about Relevance
Hannah Pierce: A Content Analysis Study of the Equivalenc of Publishers' Easy Reader Leveling Systems
Cheryl Thompson: Answering the Call for Data Curation: An Exploration of the Careers of LIS Professionals Managing Data
Brooks J. Breece: Local Government Use of Web GIS in North Carolina
Elizabeth S. Dorner: Motivation of Undergraduate Student Employees in Academic Libraries
Kimberly A. Hirsh: The Transformational Leadership Practices of National Board Certified Librarians in North Carolina
Allison M. Long: Career Choice of Young Adult Librarians in a Public Setting: A Narrative Analysis of Motivations with Implications for Recruitment
Shannon A. Walker: From Science to Librarianship: Career Motivations of the Scientist-Turned-Librarian
Laura Carey O'Neill: A Usability Study of E-book Platforms.
Laura Westmoreland: The Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Libraries Internship Program: Its History and an Analysis of Former Interns Careers.
Nicholas A. Johnson: An Investigation of the Aesthetic Fidelity of Live Websites
Ann K. Irvine: Natural Language Processing and Temporal Information Extraction in Emergency Department Triage Notes
Laura E. Barwick: The Opinions of Literature Faculty and Students on Back-of-the-Book Indexes in Fiction.
Phillip J. Binkowski: The Effect of Social Proof on Tag Selection in Social Bookmarking Applications.
Megan Z. Perez: From New Graduate to Competent Practitioner: Rethinking the Architecture of Post-MLS Residency Programs in ARL Libraries.
Cynthia S. McCracken: Bringing Order to Intranet Chaos with Information Architecture: A Case Study
Alison A. Raab: Manga in Academic Library Collections: Definitions, Strategies, and Bibliography for Collecting Japanese Comics
Rebecca L. Kemp: Selectors’ Choices: Statistics for Evaluating E-Resources
Susan E. Teague Rector: Accessing Information Based on a Combination of Document Structure and Content: Exploiting XML Tags in indexing and searching to enhance content retrieval of online document-centric XML encoded texts
Donald Chalfant: Born Digital? Appraise Traditional!: A Pilot Study on Intrinsic Value and Electronic Records of State Government.
Miriam Intrator: Avenues of Intellectual Resistance in the Ghetto Theresienstadt: Escape Through the Ghetto Central Library, Reading, Storytelling and Lecturing
Corey Johnson: Online Chat Reference: The Awareness of, Use of, Interest in, and Marketing of This New Reference Service Technology
Joby M. Topper: Francis Douce and His Collection: An Antiquarian in Great Britain, 1957-1834
Anna Kemp: An Evaluation of the Business Plan and Web site of ECB, an E-commerce Business
Kristin Martin: Analysis of Remote Reference Correspondence at a Large Academic Manuscripts Collection.
Ryan Patrick Womack
Kristin Hays Chaffin
Thomas Kevin Cherry
Lewis L. Caviness, Jr.
Ernesto M. Evangelista
Lois J. Wildmer
Cheryl A. Karr
Robert G. Summer, Jr.
Ronald Ray Bass
Lori Irene Drum
Kathryn Lesley Knieriem
Walter Dean Stine
Nan Marie McMurry
Andrea Louise Rohrbacher
Joel Brett Sutton
Paul Staley Williford
Leslie Carrol McCall
Daniel G. Wheeler, Jr.
James Timothy Shaw
Susan E. Bello
Deborah Fay Rubin
James Allen Curtis
Martha Marshall Smith
Alma Patricia Sweeney