[Asis-l] Dr. Trudi Bellardo Hahn Honored by Drexel University
rhill at asis.org
Thu Jun 14 08:54:29 EDT 2007
Forwarded from the JESSE list. Dick Hill
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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