Awards & Honors

The coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues. All ASIS&T members and non-members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Selections of awards recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or official bodies of the Association. These awards are presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

International Awards

Award of Merit

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes sustained contributions to and/or achievements in the field of information science and/or the professions in which it is practiced.

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Best Information Science Book Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award recognizes a book that has made a meaningful contribution to the field of information science and which was published in the preceding calendar year.

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Best JASIST Paper Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

The purpose of this award is to recognize the best refereed paper published in the volume year of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) preceding the ASIS&T annual meeting.

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Clarivate Analytics Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This scholarship award fosters research in information science by recognizing the year’s most outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal while encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.

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Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award recognizes and honors excellence in teaching in information science.

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Cretsos Leadership Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

The purpose of this award is to recognize a new ASIS&T member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ASIS&T activities.

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Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

The purpose of this award is to foster student research and writing in the field of information science by recognizing an outstanding master’s-level research paper.

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ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation/thesis in information science the preceding twelve months.

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Research in Information Science Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award recognizes an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution to information science research.

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Watson Davis Award for Service

Nomination Deadline: April 1

This award recognizes an individual member of the Association who has shown continuous dedicated leadership in and service to ASIS&T and made substantial and lasting contributions to ASIS&T governance, chapters, SIGs, committees, and publications.

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Chapter Awards

Chapter of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Chapter-of-the-Year Award was established in 1975. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Chapter Member of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Chapter Member-of-the-Year Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Chapter Event of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Best Chapter Event Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Chapter Publication of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Best Chapter Publication Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Chapter Innovation of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Chapter Innovation Award was established in 2006. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Student Chapter of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Student Chapter-of-the-Year Award was established in 1986. It is administered by the Chapter Assembly.

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Special Interest Group (SIG) Awards

SIG of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The SIG-of-the-Year Award was established in 1975. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.

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SIG Member of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The SIG Member-of-the-Year Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.

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SIG Publication of the Year

Submitted with Annual Report

The Best SIG Publication Award was established in 1991. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.

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