Edinburgh Napier professor to receive prestigious teaching award

Professor Hall to be honoured by Association for Information Science and Technology

Date posted

17 July 2019


An Edinburgh Napier professor is to receive a top award in recognition of her unique contribution as a teacher of information science.

Professor Hazel Hall has been announced as the 2019 recipient of the Association for Information Science & Technology’s Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.Professor Hazel Hall

Established in 1980, the award is given by judges to those who show evidence of sustained and unique contributions to teaching information science. Recipients also show that they’ve had considerable impact on students, colleagues and institutions. The use of innovative and imaginative teaching materials and methods is also among the key attributes.

Hazel is the first ever UK recipient of the award in its entire 39 year history.

Upon learning of her award win, Professor Hall said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected as the Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2019. I’d like to thank those who nominated me, the members of the judging panel and – of course – all the students who so willingly and enthusiastically participate in my class activities.”

Professor Hall will receive her award at the 2019 meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from October 19-23 this year.

Tessa Darley, a former student of Professor Hall, said: “Hazel is an inspiration to her students, consistently encouraging, assisting and firing an interest in knowledge and information management in her students, thereby ensuring a wave of well-educated, curious and enthusiastic new entrants to the profession every year.”

In nominating Professor Hall for this award, Dr Frances Ryan said: “Professor Hazel Hall has developed a strong information science teaching profile over the past three decades. This has had a lasting impact on her students, colleagues and the institutions with whom she has partners.”

More information on Hazel's award can be found here and here