The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Brian Dobreski and Barbara Kwaśnik have been awarded a 2018 Bob Williams History Fund Award for their research paper titled “Changing Depictions of Persons in Library Practice: Spirits, Pseudonyms, and Human Books.” The Bob Williams History Fund was created for the purposes of supporting and encouraging research and publication in the history of information science and technology.

Dobreski and Kwaśnik were selected from among a pool of outstanding candidates who were judged based on the relevance of the central topic or question to be researched to the history of information science and technology.

In selecting Dobreski and Kwaśnik, the Jury said, “Dobreski and Kwaśnik’s content analysis of selected information standards provides a firmer understanding of library attitudes and practices surrounding human information representations, and how they relate to similar practices from other domains.

Upon learning of his selection as a Bob Williams History Fund Award winner, Dobreski said, “My co-author and I are honored to have our paper recognized with the Bob Williams History Award. We had great fun researching and writing this work and are pleased to see this fascinating piece of knowledge organization practice recognized as highly relevant to the history of information science.”

Dobreski will accept the award at the 2018 meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) which will be held in Vancouver, Canada, November 10-14, 2018.

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