iSchool Recognizes 2015 Award Winners

iSchool Recognizes 2015 Award Winners

The iSchool is pleased to announce the winners of its annual award competition. These winners will be recognized during the College's commencement ceremony, being held on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Except where noted, winners are nominated by their instructors and selected by the iSchool's Awards Committee.

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 within the last academic year.

Two projects have received this year's award:

Marlin Olivier & Rebecca Reeves, FDR Presidential Library – Franklin Digital Library User Study, completed for INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems in Fall 2014

Kelsey Branch, Cynthia Haggerty, Lisa Harmon, & Sarah Keller, Top Dogs: Everything you need for you and your adopted dog, completed for LBSC 602 Serving Information Needs in Fall 2014

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 2014 and December 2014. While faculty members may be co-authors on these papers, the doctoral student MUST be the first author.

Chiyoung Oh, "Information Behavior of International Students Settling in an Unfamiliar Geo-Spatial Environment," presented at the ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting

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 this academic year.

Notoya Russell, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Health & Information Seeking Behaviors, completed for INST 728K Consumer Health Informatics in Spring 2014

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. 

Tona Trice, Deaf Yoga in DC: An Information Studies Approach to Yoga Accessibility, completed for INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods in Spring 2014

Gloria Davidson Excellence in School Librarianship Award

The Gloria Davidson Excellence in School Library Media Award, given for the first time this year, recognizes an outstanding student in the school library media program whose work in a school library has been truly excellent and made a significant impact. The winner receives a $1,000 award and must be nominated by a faculty member teaching school library courses in the MLS program.

Heather Keels, who was nominated by Dr. Sheri Massey