The ASIS&T Award of Merit, established in 1964 by the Delaware Valley Chapter, is now the Association’s highest honor, bestowed annually to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to the field of information science, including the expression of new ideas, the creation of new devices, the development of better techniques and outstanding service to the profession of information science. The Award of Merit is sponsored by the Association.

Past recipients of the Award of Merit:

2018Toni Carbo
2017Tom Wilson
2016Peter Ingwersen
2015Michael E.D. Koenig
2014Marjorie M.K. Hlava
2013Carol C. Kuhlthau
2012Michael Buckland
2011Gary Marchionini
2010Linda C. Smith
2009Carol Tenopir
2008Clifford Lynch
2007Donald H. Kraft
2006Blaise Cronin
2005Marcia Bates
2004Howard D. White
2003Nicholas J. Belkin
2002Karen Sparck Jones
2001Patrick G. Wilson
2000Donald R. Swanson
1999Jose Marie Griffiths
1998Henry Small
1997Dagobert Soergel
1996Jean Tague-Sutcliffe
1995Tefko Saracevic
1994Harold Borko
1993Robert M. Hayes
1992Robert S. Taylor
1991Roger K. Summit
1990P. Atherton Cochrane
1989Gerard Salton
1988F. Wilfrid Lancaster
1987Donald W. King
1986Bernard M. Fry
1985Robert L. Chartrand
1984Joseph Becker and Martha Williams
1983Dale B. Baker
1982Andrew A. Aines
1981Herbert S. White
1980Claire K. Schultz
1979Frederick Kilgour
1978Calvin N. Mooers
1977Allen Kent
1976Laurence Heilprin
1975Eugene Garfield
1974Manfred Kochen
1973Jesse H. Shera
1972Phyllis Richmond
1971Jerold Orne
1970Cyril W. Cleverdon
1968Carlos A. Cuadra
1967Robert Fairthorne
1966Mortimer Taube
1965Charles P. Bourne
1964Hans Peter Luhn