Honors and Awards

We’re proud of the recognition our faculty receive for their barrier-breaking research in the information and library sciences. Explore a collection of honors and awards our faculty have recently earned.

Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin’s revised book, Metadata, 2nd edition, has been named a 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.

Associate Professor Bei Yu, Research Analyst Yatish Hegde, and Ph.D. student Yingya Li received the Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper award for their paper, “CORA: A Platform to Support Citation Context Analysis,” at the 2017 iConference in Wuhan, China.

Best Paper Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology’s Social Informatics special interest group was presented to Kevin Crowston, Steve Sawyer, and Rolf Wigand for their paper,  “Social Networks and the Success of Market Intermediaries: Evidence from the U.S. Residential Real Estate Industry,” The Information Society 31, no.5 (2015).

Kevin Crowston is the 2016 recipient of the Silver Core Award from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) for service to the organization.

The inaugural (May 2015) Paul Gray Award for the Most Thought-Provoking Paper in 2015 was awarded by the Association for Information Systems to Niederman, F., Crowston, K., Koch, H., Krcmar, H., Powell, P. and Swanson, E. B. for “Assessing IS research impact.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 36(1), 7.

Jeff Hemsley, Bryan Semaan, Sikana Tanupabrungsun, and Jenny Stromer-Galley were named finalist for the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper (2016) for “Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework. iConference 2016 Proceedings of the iConference, Pittsburgh, PA,

Ping Zhang received the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award (2016) for “The Affective Response Model: A Theoretical Framework of Affective Concepts and their Relationships in the ICT Context.” MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 2013.

CHI 2016’s Best Paper Award (honorable mention) to Bryan Semaan and colleagues for  “Mediating the Undercurrents: Using Social Media to Sustain a Social Movement.”

Lu Xiao and John M. Carroll received Best Article from the International Journal of e-Collaboration for “Shared Practices in Articulating and Sharing Rationale: An Empirical Study.” International Journal of e-Collaboration 11, no. 4 (2015).

The team of Jackie Belanger, Claire Holmes, Jennfer Mills, Ning Zou, and Megan Oakleaf received the LIRT Top 20 Library Instruction Articles of 2015 award for “Project RAILS: Lessons Learned about Collaborative Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 15 (4).

Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award to Jenny Stromer-Galley from the NCA Political Communication division for Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) for “Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Public Sphere” (April 2015)—Bryan Semaan

Associate Professor of Practice Barbara Stripling has been honored by the American Library Association.  She has received the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for 2017.

Assistant Professor Rachel Ivy Clarke has been honored with the 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the iSchools Organization. Her dissertation, It’s Not Rocket Library Science: Design Epistemology and American Librarianship, conducted at the University of Washington’s Information School, was judged the best to have been completed at a member-iSchool in the preceding academic year.

Bei Yu received the iSchool’s Katchmar-Wilhelm endowed Associate Professor award.

Martha Garcia-Murillo has been awarded a 2016–2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Garcia-Murillo will spend the Spring 2017 semester in Barcelona, Spain working on the impact of technology on employment.

Bryan Semaan has received the Robert Benjamin Junior Faculty Research Award for outstanding research.

Michelle Kaarst-Brown was appointed the Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly Executive. (December 2015)

Gold Medal Awarded for the game, Cycles Carnivale (July 2015)—the CYCLES team, including Jenny Stromer-Galley was awarded at the International Serious Play competition in the military games category.

Deshpande Foundation Award for Excellence in Innovation in Entrepreneurship (June, 2015)—Recipient: Bruce Kingma

Syracuse University’s Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award (April 2015)—Recipient: Jenny Stromer-Galley

Martha Garcia-Murillo received a Telefonica Resarch Fellowship in Spring 2015 for study in Barcelona, Spain. The fellowship was awarded by the Institute of International Studies.

Kevin Crowston—at Chais (2016)

Caroline Haythornthwaite—at  Networked Learning (2016), Ontario Library Association (2016), COHERE (2015), Barcelona Seminar (2015), ANZCA (2015)

Megan Oakleaf—at Iowa ACRL (2016), NISO Virtual Conference (2015), Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (2014)

Jian Qin—at the Brazilian Conference of Research in Information Science (2014)

Bei Yu—at INRA (2016)

Beth Patin—at CAIS (2021)