2008 Awards


The coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues.  All ASIS&T members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations.  Selections of awards recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or official bodies of the Society.  These awards are presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.


National Awards 2008 Winners
Award of Merit Clifford Lynch
Best Information Science Book Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet, by Christine Borgman
James M. Cretsos Leadership Elise Lewis & Phillip Edwards
John Wiley Best JASIST Paper "Geographic Information Technologies,Structuration Theory, and the World Trade Center Crisis", Teresa Harrison, Theresa Pardo, Ramon Gil-Garcia, Fiona Thompson, & Dubravka Juraga
ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation "Socio-Technical Perspectives on Digital Photography" by Eric Meyer
Pratt Severn Ann K. Irvine
Thomson Reuters Citation Analysis Research Grant Isola Ajiferuke & Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin , Milwaukee , "Citer Analysis as a Measure of Research Impact"
Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship "Factors that Influence Users to Keep and/or Leave Information Items: A Case Study of College Students' Personal Information Management Behavior" by Christina M. Finneran
Thomson Reuters Outstanding Teacher Eileen Abels
Watson Davis Samantha Hastings

Chapter Awards 2008 Winners
Chapter of the Year Los Angeles Chapter
Chapter Event of the Year Potomac Valley Chapter, "Working Together, Working Differently.  How Millennials are Changing the Way other Generations Learn, Interact & Do Commerce"
Los Angeles Chapter, "Tag You're It:  A Dialog Between Social Tagging and Traditional Classification"
Chapter Publication of the Year Los Angeles, OASIS
Chapter Innovation Los Angeles Chapter, business WIKI
Chapter Member of the Year Rachel Green Clemens (Carolinas)
Christine Quirion (New England)
Bo-Gay Salvador (Los Angeles)
Student Chapter of the Year University of Washington Information School and the European Student Chapter

Special Interest Group (SIG) Awards 2008 Winners
SIG of the Year Information Needs, Seeking and Use (USE) and
International Information Issues (III)
SIG Member of the Year Karen Fisher, SIG USE
SIG Publication of the Year Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory (SIG USE)