ALISE 2023 Award Winners

The ALISE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2023 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

Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science

Paulette Kerr, University of the West Indies, Mona

ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Early Career: 

Beth Patin, Syracuse University

Senior Faculty:

Edward Benoit III, Louisiana State University

Shari Lee, St. John's University


ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award

No award was given out in 2023.


ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award

LaVerne Gray, Syracuse University


ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grants

Ulia Gosart, San José State University


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

Rachel Williams, Simmons University

Annual Conference Awards & Grants

Best Conference Paper AwardALISE Best Conference Paper Award


Tyler Youngman, Sarah Appedu, Jasmina Tacheva and Beth Patin, Syracuse University
Flashing the Hazard Lights: Interrogating Discourses of Disruptive Algorithmic Technologies in LIS Education


Diversity Travel Award to the ALISE Annual Conference

Ana Mae Cantel, Central Philippines University


ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition

1st Place: Morgan Lundy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2nd Place: Amber Matthews, Western University
3rd Place: Faith Rice, Dominican University


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

Katherine Klein, University of South Carolina


Doctoral Student to ALISE Grant

Shengang Wang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



ALISE Research Awards/Grants

ALISE Research Grant Competition

Africa Hands, University of Buffalo
Positioning LIS Students for Career Success 


ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

Michelle Caswell and Anna Robinson-Sweet, University of California, Los Angeles
“It Was as Much for Me As for Anybody Else”: The Creation of Self-Validating Records 

ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition

Keren Dali, University of Denver and Deborah Charbonneau, Wayne State University
Using Hermeneutic Phenomenology and the Single Question Aimed at Inducing Narrative (SQUIN) in Disability Research

ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition

Li-Min Huang, University of Tennessee
University Students’ Perspectives of Visual-based Cyberbullying on Instagram