Founded in 2009, the ASIST SIG USE Academy of Fellows honors leaders in the study of information needs, seeking, and use. Five of the field's most notable scholars were inducted in 2010 along with the five past recipients of the Outstanding Contribution of Information Behavior Research Award. The breadth, scope, and impact of the research produced by these Fellows sets a high standard for Information Studies.
Future winners of the Outstanding Contribution of Information Behavior Research Award will be inducted in the Academy of Fellows. These awardees will be selected by the SIG USE Cabinet who will accept nominations from any SIG USE member.
The following awards are available for the ASIS&T 2010 conference.
PhD Student Travel Award ($500; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
Masters Student Travel Award ($500; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
* Please note that attendance at the SIG USE symposium in addition to the ASIST Annual Conference is required in order to receive student travel awards.
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award ($1000; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
Interdisciplinary Travel Awards ($200; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper ($200; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster ($200; application deadline September 5, 2010) [Info]
These awards were given at the ASIS&T 2009 conference.
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper: Tiffany Veinot (University of Michigan), A lot of people didn't have a chance to support us because we never told them…': Stigma management, information poverty and HIV/AIDS information/help networks
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster: Joy Joung Hwa Koo & Melissa Gross (Florida State University), Adolescents' Information Behavior when Isolated from Peer Groups: Lessons from New Immigrant Adolescents' Everyday Life Information Seeking
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster - Runner Up: Ellen Rubenstein (University of Illinois), Dimensions of Information Exchange in an Online Breast Cancer Support Group
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award: Rachael Clemens & Amber Cushing (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Deeply Meaningful Contexts: Probing the Boundaries of Everyday Life Information Seeking
Ph.D. Travel Award: Diane Mizrachi (UCLA)
Masters Travel Award: Margaret Lam (University of Toronto)
Interdisciplinary Travel Award WinnerChirag Shah - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior: Tom Wilson
These awards were given at the ASIS&T 2008 conference.
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper: Patricia Souto, Brenda Dervin, Reijo Savolainen (University of Tampere, Department of Information Studies, Tampere, FINLAND; Ohio State University, Communication Department), Designing for knowledge worker informing: an exemplar application of sense-making methodology
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper - Runner Up: Erin M. Peach (University of Denver, Library & Information Science), The Information Seeking Behaviors of Individuals with Celiac Disease
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster: Maria Souden (University of Michigan, School of Information), Information Work in the Chronic Illness Experience
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster - Runner Up: Bin Li (Wayne State University, Library and Information Sciences Program), Inside Look at Travelers’ Information Suitcase
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award: Yaling Lu (State University of New Jersey, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies Rutgers), Children’s information behaviors in coping with daily life
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award - Runner Up: Yuelin Li (The University of Southern Mississippi, School of Library and Information Science), Modeling Work Tasks and Information Seeking Behavior of Natural Disaster Victims
Ph.D. Travel Awards:
Jing Chong (Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology)
Heather Piwowar (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biomedical Informatics)
Interdisciplinary Travel Award Winners
To attend: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual conference, Making Information Behavior Relevant to Consumer Health Informatics
Maria Souden - University of Michigan, School of Information
SIG USE 8th Annual Research Symposium at ASIST 2008: Future Directions: Information Behavior in design & the making of relevant research
Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH.
Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior 2008
This year the SIG USE award for Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior will be given to Professor Reijo Savolainen. Reijo Savolainen is Professor at the Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Finland. The purpose of this award is to promote scholars who have, over a period of time, contributed in an outstanding way to the development of the information behaviour research field. Reijo Savolainen has for many years investigated information seeking and related practices, empirically as well as theoretically. His research has furthered our understanding of information practices and it has given the empirical field of information seeking and use in everyday life a prominent role. Furthermore, his phenomenological investigations have significantly contributed to the theoretical development of the research field. Savolainen’s contribution of solid and in-depth research certainly deserves recognition. Past years' awards have been given to Brenda Dervin, Carol Kuhlthau and Marcia Bates. The award will be conferred on Saturday, 25 October, at the 8th SIG USE Annual Research Symposium. It is accompanied by a check for $500.
These awards were given at the ASIS&T 2007 conference.
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper: Soo Young Rieh (University of Michigan - School of Information), Toward an Integrated Framework of Information and Communication Behavior: College Students' Information Resources and Media Selection
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper - Runner Up: Peiling Wang, Dimitris Dervos, Yan Zhang & Lei Wu (U. of TN Knoxville - School of Information Sciences), Information-seeking behaviors of academic researchers in the Internet Age: A user study in the United States, China and Greece
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster: Yi Shen (University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Library and Information Studies), Digital Information And Communication Networks And Scientific Research Substance - An Investigation Of Meteorology
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster - Runner Up: Brenda Dervin, CarrieLynn D. ReinHard (Ohio State University - School of Communication), Predicting Library, Internet And Other Source Use: A Comparison Of The Predictive Power Of Two User-Defined Categorizations Of Information Seeking Situations -- Nature Of Situation Versus Situation "Emotions" Assessments
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award: Lorri Mon (Florida State University - College of Information), Information Service Providers in Intermediated Information-Seeking in Virtual Worlds [View Abstract]
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award - Runner Up: Julie Hersberger (UNCG - LIS), The Information User Environment of Refugees in the United States
Ph.D. Travel Awards:
Eric M. Meyers (University of Washington - The Information School)
Nan Zhou (Drexel University - College of Information Science and Technology)
These awards were given at the ASIS&T 2006 conference.
2006 Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award Carol C. Kuhlthau
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Carol F. Landry, MLIS, Karen E. Fisher - University of Washington, The Missing Piece: Affect and the Information Behavior of Stay-at-home Mothers
Meritorious Information Behavior Conference Posters Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson - University of Technology- Sydney, Analyzing Uncertainty Tolerance in Information Discovery and Use; Lynn Westbrook, University of Texas-Austin, Formal Information Support Systems for Domestic Violence Victims
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Bharat Mehra and Kendra S. Albright, Health Information Services Available for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Library and Information Professionals
Meritorious Information Behavior Conference Papers Joan C. Durrance, Dana Walker, Maria Souden, Karen E. Fisher, The Role of Community-Based, Problem-Centered Information Intermediaries in Local Problem Solving
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award Laurie Bonnici, Drexel University, Information Acquisition and Life Satisfaction in Cancer Survivors
Student Travel Awards Ellen Rubenstein- University of Illinois; Jennifer Berryman- University of Technology- Sydney
Interdisciplinary Travel Award Winners
To attend: AECT (Association for Educational Communication & Technology) - Anaheim, CA Oct 23rd-27th, 2007
Wu He, Center for Learning Technologies
To attend: Sunbelt XXVII, INSNA (International Network of Social Network Analysts), Corfu, Greece May 1-6, 2007
Crystal Fulton - UCD School of Information and Library Studies (SILS) [View Report]
These awards were given at the ASIS&T 2005 conference.
Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Theresa D. Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney, Relevance assessment as an everyday experience
Meritorious Information Behavior Conference Posters Kyung-Sun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Experienced web users' search behavior: Effects of focus and emotion as control factors; Carol F. Landry, University of Washington, Work roles, tasks and the information behavior of dentists
Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Michael Summers (Nielsen Norman Group) & Kathryn Summers (University of Baltimore), Reading and Navigational strategies of web users with lower literacy skills
Meritorious Information Behavior Conference Papers Diane Nahl, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Affective and cognitive information behavior: Interaction effects in Internet use; Katy Newton Lawley, Dagobert Soergel, and Xiaoli Huang, University of Maryland, Relevance criteria used by teachers in selecting oral history materials
Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award Crystal Fulton, University College Dublin, Leisurely Pursuits: Community and Social Inclusion through Irish Lacemaking
Student Travel Awards Abe Crystal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tawnya Means, University of Missouri-Columbia