woensdag 6 november 2013

2013 ASIS&T Award of Merit to Carol Kuhlthau

Carol C. Kuhlthau, professor emerita in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, is the 2013 recipient of the ASIS&T Award of Merit, the highest honor presented by ASIS&T. The award goes to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to the field of information science, including the expression of new ideas, the creation of new devices, the development of better techniques and outstanding service to the profession.
Professor Kuhlthau is internationally recognized for her contributions to the study of information behavior. Her best-known work is her book Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services. In her rigorous research she observed student information seeking, developed a model of the information search process, then tested the model in several ways over several studies to validate and refine the model. This model has motivated widespread current research interest in the affective components of the information search process. In addition information professionals' practice has been significantly influenced by her publications. Her life and work are models in several senses. Personally highly intelligent, judicious, and modest, she has earned the highest respect from scholars and students in the field of information behavior as well as practitioners. Through example, Carol Kuhlthau has taught many in the field how to do rigorous research, how to mentor, and how to teach.

The ASIS&T Award of Merit is awarded annually - see http://www.asis.org/history.html for more information about this Association.
Some of you may be interested to read the following information about Professor Kuhlthau: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~kuhlthau/