We are pleased to announce the ALISE 2011 Award Winners!


The individuals below have all demonstrated exceptional abilities in their respective fields.

Congratulations to all of our Award Winners!



ALISE Awards

  • ALISE Service
    Michele Cloonan, Simmons College

  • ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award
    Scott Nicholson, Syracuse University

  • ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence
    Denise Agosto, Drexel University

  • ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award
    Lauren Mandel, Florida State University



ALISE Research Awards/Grants

  • ALISE Research Grant
    "The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic
    Achievement | A National Study (Impact NBC)," by Gail Dickinson and Shana Pribesh, Old Dominion University

  • ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition
    “’I’m like the librarian bartender sometimes’: How Informal Interactions Between Library Staff and Patrons Help to Create Social Capital” by Catherine A. Johnson, University of Western Ontario

  • ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition
    ”Mentoring, Collaboration, and Interdisciplinary: An Evaluation of the Scholarly Development of Information and Library Science Doctoral Students” by Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University – Bloomington
    “Teen Space: Designed for Whom?” by Shari Ann Lee, St. John’s University

  • ALISE/Dialog Methodology Paper Competition
    “Phenomenological Critical Realism: A Practical Method for LIS” by John M. Budd, University of Missouri – Columbia

  • ALISE/LMC Paper Award
    “The Librarian Lion: Constructing Children's Literature Through Connections, Capital, and Criticism (1910-1941)” by Marianne Martens, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Honorable Mention
    “ ‘I don't think they should stop you’ (Emily, 9 years): Children's views of censorship” by Natasha Isajlovic-Terry, and Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, University of Western Ontario

  • 2010 ALISE Best Conference Paper Award\
    • "Finding That Special Someone: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in an Academic Context" by Sidath Gunawardena, Rosina Weber and Denise E. Agosto
    • "LIS Program Expectations of Incoming Students' Technology Knowledge and Skills" by Bill Kules and Jennifer McDaniel
    • "Inviting the World Into the Online Classroom: Teaching a Gaming in Libraries Course via YouTube" by Scott Nicholson
    • "Building a Virtual Archives and Preservation Curriculum Laboratory at Simmons College: A Case Study in Collaborative Construction" by Jeannette Bastian, Ross Harvey, Martha Mahard and Terry Plum

  • OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program
    •   "FOAF in the Archive: Linking Networks of Information with Networks of People," by Christina Pattuelli, Pratt Institute
    • "Modalities, Motivations, and Materials: Investigating Traditional and Social Online Q&A Serviices," by Chirag Shah, Rutgers University
    • "Text Classification of Digital Reference Interviews: an Investigation of Information Seeking Behavior in the Social Web Environment," by Bei Yu, Syracuse University



Annual Conference Awards/Grants

  • ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award
    Lucia Cedeira Serantes, University of Western Ontario

  • ALISE Doctoral Student to ALISE Award
    Beth St. Jean, University of Michigan