ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition 

Description: This competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies). During her thirty-year career, Professor Sutcliffe’s research on the measurement of information made significant contributions to the theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations of library and information science. This award was established by students at UWO in 1997.

Sponsorship: This award is sponsored by the Western University, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Prize: The first-place winner will receive a one-year student membership to ALISE and $200 cash prize. 

 

Eligibility and Criteria:

 

Eligibility

  • Only one submission per student is permitted. 
  • Only doctoral students who have completed or are near completion of their doctoral dissertation research (e.g., post-proposal; the core data have been analyzed; the student is at the stage of drawing conclusions from the research findings) are eligible to enter this competition. Students whose posters are accepted must submit a final copy of the poster as a PDF by December 5, 2014. Failure to submit a poster at this time will result in elimination from the competition. As with poster proposals, final poster submissions will be made through EasyChair (see below for more information).
  • Students whose posters are accepted are required to register for and attend the ALISE 2015 Conference in Chicago, IL, on January 27-30, 2015.

 

Judging Criteria

Posters will be judged according to the following criteria on a scale of 1-5:

 

  • Practical, theoretical, and statistical significance: The discovery has broad application and potential benefit for practice, promotes the understanding of theory or suggests a new theoretical direction, and reports results that are statistically significant or provide a persuasive basis for argument.
  • Design and method: Research design is logical and appropriate to the problem or research question(s), and method(s) of data collection, and analysis is appropriate, well described and demonstrates meaningful results. 
  • Oral presentation: Presentations are clear and to-the-point and are no longer than necessary to describe broadly the overall nature of the problem, the design and methodology, the results, and their implications.
  • Organization, clarity, and aesthetics of visual materials: Posters should be well organized and attractive, understandable without the oral presentation, and coherent with the oral presentation.

 

Submission Process:

Submissions should include the following:

  • Student’s name and the name of the student’s advisor
  • Title of the research study
  • 50-word brief abstract (for the conference program)
  • 500-word extended abstract (in Word format)

 

Submissions should be made by midnight October 1, 2014, through the Easy Chair system, at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2015.

 

Follow these steps:

  1. Log on the system (create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one). 
  2. If you are also a reviewer, please be sure to select "author" as your role for your own submission.
  3. Select "New Submission".
  4. Complete all the information requested. Enter a title and provide a 50-word abstract for your submission. This will be used for the Conference Program. 
  5. Upload your Word file (extended abstract) and press "Submit". You should receive a confirmation from the EasyChair system.

 

Please note: submitting a proposal constitutes your permission for ALISE to publish the brief and extended abstracts in the conference program and on the ALISE website, if your proposal is accepted.

 

If you have any questions about the award or process, direct them here:


Melissa P. Johnston
University of Alabama
mpjohnston@slis.ua.edu

 

Mega Subramaniam
University of Maryland
mmsubram@umd.edu

 

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Award Jury: Melissa P. Johnston and Mega Subramaniam

Presentation: The winners will be announced at the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference

 

Previous Winners:

2014:  1st - Patricia Condon, Simmons College

            2nd - Jinxuan Ma, Florida State University

            3rd - John D'Ignazio, Syracuse University

            Honorable Mention - Jihee Beak, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

            Honorable Mention - Mary-Jo Romaniuk, Queensland University

 

2013:   1st - Deborah W. Sanford, Georgia State University

            2nd - Clayton A. Copeland, University of South Carolina

            3rd - Amy Phillips, Dominican University

            Honorable Mention - Elizabeth A. Jones, University of Washinton

            Honorable Mention - Jessica Lingel, Rutgers University

 

2012:   1st-Lysanne Lessard, University of Toronto

           2nd-Peter A. Hook, Indiana University

           3rd-Shannon M. Oltmann, Indiana University

           Honorable Mention-Nouf Khashman, McGill University

 

2011:   1st-Beth St. Jean, University of Michigan

            2nd-John T.F. Burgess, University of Alabama

            3rd-Dana Hanson-Baldauf, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

            Honorable Mention-Yunseon Choi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Honorable Mention-Lei Zhang, University of British Columbia

 

2010:   1st-Laura Saunders, Simmons College

            2nd-Maria Souden, University of Michigan

            3rd-Xiao Hu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Honorable Mention-Irene Lopatovska, Rutgers University

 

2009:   1st-Sheri Anita Massey, University of Maryland

           2nd-Stasa Milojevic, University of California, Los Angeles

           3rd-Katherine Wisser, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

           Honorable Mention-Annette Y. Goldsmith, Florida State University

 

2008:   1st-Rachel A. Fleming-May, University of Alabama

            2nd-Yang Lu, University of California at Los Angeles

            3rd-Valerie Nesset, McGill University

            Honorable Mention-Sarah Young Park, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Honorable Mention-Ying-Hsang Liu, Rutgers University

 

2007:   1st-Jin Ha Lee, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            2nd-Kara Reuter, University of Maryland

            3rd-Timnah C. Card, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Honorable Mention-W. John MacMullen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

            Honorable Mention-M. Cristina Pattuelli, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

 

 

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