Immediate Past-President, Diane H. Sonnenwald



Diane H. Sonnenwald

Diane H. Sonnenwald is Head of School and Professor at the School of Information and Library Studies at University College Dublin (ranked 89th world-wide according to THE rankings). She is also an adjunct professor in computer science at the University of North Carolina. She holds a PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, MS from Montclair Sate University and BA from Muhlenberg College. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Risø National Labs (Denmark) and a Fulbright professor in Information Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland. Diane has held academic appointments at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina and the Swedish School of Information and Library Science at the University of Gothenburg and University of Borås. Prior to joining academia she worked at Bellcore. Her research has been funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, European Science Foundation, as well as private corporations and foundations. Other recognition includes an ASIS-ISI Doctoral Dissertation Award, US Army Research Laboratory Scientific Contribution Award, ALISE Research Methodology Best Paper Award, and Bellcore Award of Excellence. She serves on the editorial boards of JASIS&T, JELIS, Information Research and the Journal of Library and Information Science (Taiwan). She has served on various conference committees, and as an ASIS&T student chapter advisor, co-chair of the 1998 ASIS Mid-year Meeting, and a member of the International and Membership Committees.