I encourage doctoral students to consider applying for these competitive and prestigious ASIST SIG awards.  

Ed Cortez, PhD


School of Information Sciences

University of Tennessee

451 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996

(865) 356-9756


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From: Library and Information Science Information and Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sue Yeon Syn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Sue Yeon Syn <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:10 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ASIS&T SIG USE Annual Awards 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you will consider applying for the slate of SIG USE awards available for travel and research; award winners will be formally recognized at the SIGUSE symposium, to be held at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Copenhagen.

Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Wade Bishop [log in to unmask] and Sue Yeon Syn [log in to unmask].

The following awards are open for competition:

The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award for “best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior.”  Value: $1000 (Due July 15, 2016)

The Innovation Award for “innovative work that falls within the scope of information behavior.” Value: $200 (Due July 15, 2016)

The Student Conference Travel Award to “assist student in a Master’s or doctoral program in attending the ASIST annual conference by defraying travel expenses.” Value: $500 (Due July 15, 2016)

The Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award to “provide financial support for members to attend non-LIS specific conference.” Value: 3 awards of $200 (Due July 15, 2016)

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Value $200 (Due July 15, 2016)

Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award in recognition of the best information behavior poster accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Value $200 (Due August 1, 2016)

Please note the application requirements and procedures for the various awards, which can be found though the URLs provided above.  Please encourage your faculty and student colleagues to apply.

Wade Bishop and Sue Yeon Syn
SIGUSE Awards Co-Chairs

Sue Yeon Syn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20064
Phone: 202-319-6277