We are pleased to announce the ALISE 2015 Award Winners!
The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2015 ALISE Award Winners. These individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community. Congratulations to all of our Award Winners! Award winner profiles will be updated on a rolling basis.
ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education
Anne Gilliland, University of California Los Angeles
Anne Gilliland is a professor of Information Studies and Moving Image Archive Studies and chair of the UCLA Department of Information Studies. She is also the director of the Center for Information as Evidence and of the MLIS Specialization in Archival Studies program.
Anne Gilliland’s research in archival informatics concentrates on points where issues relating to record-keeping, accountability, enterprise and societal memory intersect with technology within and across organizational, community and disciplinary domains. At a broader level, her work examines how this area can be instrumental in building and furthering archival research, theory, professional practice and education as well as the archival role as it is perceived and is instrumental in society.
Gilliland has been an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow (June 2002 to January 2003); an Elected Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (2000); a winner of the C.F.W. Coker Award for innovative development in archival description by the Encoded Archival Description Working Group, Society of American Archivists (September 1998) and a winner of the Margaret Cross Norton Award for best article published in Archival Issues (1994-1995).
ALISE Service Award
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto
Lynne Howarth completed her Ph.D. in library and information science, was appointed to the Faculty in 1990, and served as Dean from 1995-2003. Prior to that she worked as cataloguing manager, and systems librarian at North York Public Library. She has taught cataloguing and classification at McGill University, "Principles of Information Management" at Ryerson University, and "Knowledge Access Management" at the OCLC Institute.
LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award
Paul Jaeger, University of Maryland
Paul T. Jaeger, Ph.D., J.D., is Associate Professor and Diversity Officer of the College of Information Studies and Co-Director of the Information Policy and Access Center at the University of Maryland. Dr. Jaeger’s research focuses on the ways in which law and public policy shape information behavior, particularly for underserved populations. He is the author of more than one hundred and twenty-five journal articles and book chapters, along with seven books. His most recent books are Information Worlds: Social Context, Technology, & Information Behavior in the Age of the Internet (Routledge, 2010) with Gary Burnett; and Public Libraries and the Internet: Roles, Perspectives, and Implications (Libraries Unlimited, 2011) with John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure; and Disability and the Internet: Confronting a Digital Divide (Lynne Rienner, 2012). His research has been funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the National Science Foundation, the American Library Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Dr. Jaeger is Co-Editor of Library Quarterly, Co-Editor of the Information Policy Book Series from MIT Press, and Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly.
ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Eric M. Meyers is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and conducts research on the information practices of young people in academic and everyday contexts. Eric’s research interests lie at the intersection of information science, the learning sciences, and new media studies, with a focus on collaborative information use and meaning making in social situations. A former K-12 teacher, school librarian and technologist, Eric consults with a wide range of institutions and professionals regarding information services, youth programming, learning spaces, and technology-enriched curricula. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on information behavior, school library programs, and research methods with young people. His current research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) focuses on how early adolescents make decisions to use or reject information in the context of their daily lives.
Eric has been widely recognized for his scholarship on the information practices of today’s youth. Among his honors, he was named to the inaugural cohort of HASTAC Scholars in the Digital Humanities (2008-09), and recognized with the 2008 Jesse H. Shera Award by the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association for distinguished published research. His dissertation on information problem solving in the middle school science classroom won the 2012 ALISE/ Eugene Garfield Dissertation Prize. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science from the University of Washington.
2015 Annual Conference Awards/Grants
ALISE Diversity Travel Award
Patrick Sifuentes, Dominican University
Patrick Sifuentes is a first-generation master’s student. Originally from the Texas gulf coast region, he started at Sam Houston State University where he worked in the Music Library listening room. Patrick then transferred to Loyola University New Orleans to complete his BM in music. At Loyola, he was the evening and weekend student supervisor of the Music Library. He is now in the GSLIS program at Dominican University.
ALA Spectrum Travel to ALISE Conference Award
Nik Dragovic, New York University
Nik holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in Journalism, Sociology, Law and Society from New York University. Nik is an ALA Spectrum Scholar, Pratt SILS Merit Scholarship Recipient, Gates Millennium Scholar, NYU Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Grant Recipient, and NYU CAS Presidential Honors Scholar. Nik is actively in the American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, Archivists Roundtable, and Progressive Librarians Guild. He was recently selected as a 2015 ALA Emerging Leader.
ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award
Rachel Magee, Drexel University
Doctoral Student to ALISE Award
Liya Deng, University of South Carolina
Liya Deng is a doctoral student and cultural heritage informatics leadership fellow at the School of Library and Information Science. Her research agenda lies at the interpenetration of culture and information technology, focusing on the impact of modern technologies on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage through the creation of digital libraries, archives, and museums.
Deng is particularly interested in studying the complex relationship between innovative technologies and conventional library practices in designing information products for a global audience. Her specific teaching and research interests include digital libraries, digital preservation, user interface design and evaluation, information technology and organization design and inquiry-based learning in library and information science education.
ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition
To be named at the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference
2015 ALISE Research Awards/Grants