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Dr. Gary Marchionini Named 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution Award Winner

It is my great pleasure to announce that Professor Gary Marchionini has been chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. Dr. Marchionini’s work on Information interaction and human-centered computing has made significant contributions to the field of information behavior research, incorporating the understanding of information seeking process, user search behavior, and usability principles to the development of interactive information retrieval system interfaces. His 1995 book Information Seeking in Electronic Environments has had a remarkable influence on information behavior research, especially with the presentation of information seeking process and subprocesses models. Over the years, Dr. Marchionini’s numerous research and scholarly publications related to interfaces that support information seeking and information retrieval, usability of personal health records, multimedia browsing strategies, and digital libraries have played an important role in advancing information behavior research.  Dr. Marchionini’s international impact on the information behavior, seeking and use field is also seen in his work as the editor for the Morgan-Claypool Synthesis Series of lectures/monographs on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services.

Dr. Marchionini served as President (2009-10) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. He is the Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

We are pleased to honor Dr. Marchionini with the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award. As a recipient of this Award, Dr. Marchionini will also be inducted into the ASIS&T SIG USE Academy of Fellows.

Dr. Marchionini will be accepting the Award at the beginning of ASIS&T SIG USE Business Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, 11/4/2014 3:05-4:05pm.

Rong Tang, Current Chair ASIS&T SIG USE