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iSchool Doctoral Graduate, Professor Receive ASIS&T Best Paper Award

By: Diane Stirling
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  Youngseek Kim (top) & Jeffrey Stanton

A paper lead-authored by doctoral degree recipient Youngseek Kim (‘13) and co-authored by Jeffrey Stanton, professor and senior associate dean at the School of Information Studies, was selected as the winner of this year's “best paper” award for SIG-USE at the Association for Information Science and Technology organization’s annual conference.

Entitled, "Institutional and Individual Influences on Scientists' Data Sharing Behaviors: A Multilevel Analysis," the paper presented information summarizing the study Kim conducted as his doctoral research while at the School. SIG-USE is the special interest group focusing on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use.

The annual meeting of the ASIS& T conference was held in Montreal over the past week. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Cloud:  Rethinking Information Boundaries.” The group’s annual meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics.

Upon graduation, Kim was hired for a newly-added position as an assistant professor on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky.  

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