iSchool Congratulates 2014 Award Winners

iSchool Congratulates 2014 Award Winners

The Awards Committee of the iSchool is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 awards competition. The award winners will be honored during the College's commencement ceremony, to be held on Friday, May 23.

This year's award winners are the following:

Dean’s Award for an Outstanding iSchool Project 

The Dean’s Award for an Outstanding iSchool Project is presented to an iSchool student or a group of students (which includes at least one iSchool student) for an outstanding design or development project completed for an iSchool course.

Winners are Lauren Kokernak and Jared Miniman for their project The Injured Athlete: An Online Community Design Project, completed in Fall 2013 as part of INST 741 – Social Computing Technologies and Application.

Dean’s Award for an Outstanding iSchool Doctoral Student Paper

The Dean’s Award for an Outstanding iSchool Doctoral Student Paper is presented to a doctoral student who has an outstanding full-length paper accepted and/or published in a peer-reviewed journal or conference between January 2013 and December 2013. While faculty members may be co-authors on these papers, the doctoral student MUST be the first author.

There are two winners for this category:

  • Jinyoung Kim, for her paper titled The Show Must Go On: The Presentation of Self during Interpersonal Conflict on Facebook, which was presented at the ASIS&T Conference in November 2013. This paper is co-authored with faculty member at the iSchool, Dr. June Ahn.
  • Amanda Waugh, for her paper titled Young People’s Engagement in Content Creation: An Analysis of Outliers, which was presented at the ASIS&T Conference in November 2013. This paper is co-authored with Natalie Taylor, Mega Subramaniam, June Ahn, and Allison Druin from the iSchool and Kenneth Fleischmann from the University of Texas at Austin.

Laurence B. Heilprin Award

The Laurence B. Heilprin Award is presented to an iSchool student or a group of students (which includes at least one iSchool student) for an outstanding paper on a topic in library and information science written for an iSchool course.

Winner is Claire Valdivia for her paper titled Virtual Youth Spaces In Public Libraries: Developing An Evaluative Framework, completed in Spring 2013 in LBSC 799 – Master’s Thesis Research.

Simmona Simmons Best Student Paper on Diversity Award

Selected in cooperation with the iSchool's Diversity Committee, the Simmona Simmons Best Student Paper on Diversity Award is presented to a graduate student or a group of graduate students for an outstanding paper which has been written for an iSchool course and which focuses on any aspect(s) of diversity. This award is being presented for the first time this year. The award goes to MLS student, Fiona Jardine, for her paper "Information Access as a Human Right: Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp Compared to Supermax and Military Prisons of the United States".