Susan Herring to Receive the ASIS&T Award for Research in Information Science


ILS professor Dr. Susan Herring has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 ASIS&T Award for Research in Information Science. She is the first IU recipient of the award, which was inaugurated in 1984 with posthumous awards to Fritz Machlup, Derek de Solla Price, and Ithiel de Sola Pool.

The award will be presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) to be held November 1-5, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. This year’s conference theme is “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries.”

Purpose of the Award:

The award notification letter from the ASIS&T Research Award jury acknowledges Dr. Herring’s contributions to the field of computer-mediated communication (CMC.) Excerpt:

“Not only is Dr. Herring's research creative and extremely productive and interesting, her work has been recognized widely with a high number of citations, invitations to give important presentations within and outside the field, and research grants. A researcher like Susan Herring should be recognized for extending the boundaries of the field in an original but meaningful way that resonates with developments in the information world as we know it today.”

This fall Dr. Herring is teaching ILS Z543 Computer-Mediated Communication.

Photo used with permission: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science (CASBS)

Posted October 01, 2013

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