[Asis-l] Dr. Trudi Bellardo Hahn Honored by Drexel University

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Thu Jun 14 08:54:29 EDT 2007

Forwarded from the JESSE list.  Dick Hill

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The Drexel University Alumni Association's Honors and Awards Committee 
selected Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Ph.D '84, as the 2007 recipient of the 
Service to Profession Award.  The award was presented by iSchool Dean 
David E. Fenske at the Alumni Association Awards ceremony held on 
Saturday, May 5, 2007 in conjunction with the University's alumni weekend. 
 The award is conferred upon graduates who have earned recognition for 
their professional achievements or have contributed to advancements within 
their chosen field.

Hahn received her Ph.D from Drexel University's College of Information 
Science and Technology in 1984. She also holds a master's in library 
science and a bachelor's in linguistics from the University of Kentucky. 

Currently a visiting professor at the University of Maryland's College of 
Information Studies, Hahn has served as the executive director of the U.S. 
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science from April 2005 
to June 2006, and as the Commission's interim executive director since 
November 2004.  Prior to joining the Commission, she was manager of 
Library User Education Services and adjunct professor at the College of 
Information Studies at the University of Maryland.  She previously held 
positions as training specialist with the Maryland State Department of 
Education, director of professional development for the Special Libraries 
Association, associate professor at Catholic University of America and 
assistant professor at the University of Kentucky. 

Hahn is and has been a member of numerous organizations and boards 
including the Association of College & Research Libraries; Council of 
Scientific Society Presidents; Association for Library and Information 
Science Education; and Library Orientation and Education Exchange. She 
served as past president of the American Society of Information Science & 
Technology (ASIST) and currently serves on the advisory boards of the 
Bulletin of American Society for Information Science & Technology and the 
Information Science History Project. In 2006, ASIST recognized her with 
the Watson Davis Award for her continuous dedicated service to the 
membership through active participation in and support of ASIS&T programs, 
chapters, SIGs, committees, and publications. She has served as a 
consultant to various government organizations.

A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Hahn was named 2002 fellow of 
the University of Maryland Academy for Excellence in Teaching and 
Learning, awarded the 1998 American Society for Information Science 
Special Interest Group's Publication of the Year for "Proceedings of the 
1998 Conference on the History and Heritage of Science Information 
Systems" and named 1984 ASIS Doctoral Forum winner. 

Hahn has authored numerous papers, presentations, co-authored four books, 
and written a book in the areas of information literacy, user needs, 
education for the information profession and history of information 
technology.  Her latest book, History of Online Information Services, 
1963-1976, published in 2003 and co-authored with Charles P. Bourne, won 
the ASIST Information Science Book of the Year. 

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