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ALISE 2021 Award Winners

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2021 ALISE award winners. These individuals exemplify the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

ALISE Awards

Service to ALISE Award

Heidi E. Julien, University at Buffalo


ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Beth Brendler, University of Missouri - Columbia


ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award

Heather Moulaison-Sandy and Felicity Dykas, University of Missouri
Organizing Information in Information Agencies


ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award

Michele Villagran, San Jose State University


ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grants

Travis Wagner and Vanessa Kitzie, University of South Carolina
Creating Sustainable Digital Spaces for Sharing Health Information with South Carolina Transgender and Non-binary Communities


ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults

Noah Lenstra, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Annual Conference Awards & Grants

Best Conference Paper AwardALISE Best Conference Paper Award

Melissa Gross, Florida State University, and Don Latham, Florida State University

Is There a Social Worker in Your Library


Joseph Winberry, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Student Perspectives of LIS Education in an Aging Society


Doctoral Student to ALISE Grant

Maria Ortiz-Myers, Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Jieun Yeon, Syracuse University


Diversity Travel Award to the ALISE Annual Conference

Shannon Williams, Florida State University 


Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition

1st Place - Schenita Floyd, University of North Texas

1st Place - Travis Wagner, University of South Carolina

2nd Place - Ly Dinh, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Honorable Mention - Amanda Hovious, University of North Texas

Honorable Mention - Stacie Milburn, University of North Texas

Honorable Mention - Alexis Rittenberger, Case Western Reserve University


ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

Kerry Townsend, University of Missouri


ALISE Research Awards/Grants

ALISE Research Grant Competition

Michele Villagran and Darra Hofman, San Jose State University
Educating for Equity?: Sexual and Gender Minority Privacy in Library and Information Studies Education


ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

Joseph Winberry and Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Social Innovations in Public Libraries: Types and Challenges


ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition

Darra Hofman, San Jose State University
Between Knowing and Not Knowing: Privacy, Transparency, and Digital Records


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