The 2010 Watson Davis award goes to someone who has been a member of ASIST since 1976, and has since been a tireless advocate of the Society and its members. She has served continuously over the years on numerous committees, award juries, and boards, most recently holding the position of Director-at-Large. She has co-chaired the Annual Meeting and the technical program of the MidYear Meeting. She helped to found SIG USE in 1999 and has continually contributed to its growth and strength, including initiating the first SIG USE Research Symposium, which has become an annual event. Most notable is her work with programming for doctoral students. Having won an ASIS&T scholarship in support of her doctoral work, she reciprocated by leading the ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar in support of emerging scholars and new members of ASIS&T. On behalf of SIG ED she works tirelessly to ensure that this seminar will be a high-quality event. Taking advantage of her extensive professional network, with gentle and good-humored pressure, she is able to bring to the event senior and distinguished faculty who enthusiastically spend an afternoon mentoring the next generation of ASIS&T members. She has given great amounts of time and effort to ASIS&T with no diminution of her impressive scholarly activity, and is often content to be an unsung hero.
Her dedicated service to ASIS&T and her leadership make her an exemplary recipient of the Watson Davis Award. Congratulations to Barbara Wildemuth.