Top information science award for professor

Edinburgh Napier’s Hazel Hall has had her work in information science recognised with a top award from the UK eInformation Group.

Date posted

21 October 2016

10:30

Last updated

21 November 2016

Presented to her at the recent Internet Librarian International Conference in London, Professor Hall received the Jason Farradane Award for 2016.

Praised for her major contributions to the theory, practice and teaching of information science as well as for her work to raise the profile of information professions, the University’s Professor of Social Informatics is the latest recipient of the prestigious award which was first established in the 1970s. She also delivered the conference’s closing keynote speech.

The Jason Farradane Award is named in honour of Polish-born British information scientist Jason Farradane (1906-1989) whose achievements include promoting scientific approaches to documentation in the 1940s, playing a leading role in the foundation of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958 and establishing the first academic courses in information science in the UK.

Professor Hazel Hall said: “It’s a great honour to be the recipient of such a prestigious award and I’m proud that my work in information science has been recognised by my peers.

“Advancing the knowledge and understanding of information sharing in online environments, and helping raise the awareness of the value of information in the workplace are two underlying themes of my work; I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge and expertise in these areas in the months and year ahead.”

UKeiG is a respected and well-established forum for all information professionals, users and developers of electronic information resources. It promotes and advances the effective exploitation and management of electronic information and offers a wide range of resources including seminars and workshops.

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