Great news about collegue and collaborator, Gary Marchionini!

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Marchionini has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the Contribution to Information Science Award (CISTA), an annual award given by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (LACASIS) to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of information science.

Dr. Marchionini is Cary C. Boshamer Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has a distinguished career as a teacher, researcher and active member of professional organizations. His research interests include information seeking, human computer interaction, digital libraries, digital government and information policy.

He is Editor-in Chief of ACM Transactions in Information Systems.and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Information Processing and Management, Library and Information Science Research, Information Retrieval, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Journal of Digital Information, Educational Technology, Journal of Educational Resources in Computing, and the Journal of Digital Libraries. He is active in professional organizations such as ASIST and ACM.

Dr. Marchionini received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in mathematical education with an emphasis on educational computing. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, he was a professor at the University of Maryland and a member in the pioneering Human Computer Interaction Laboratory.

Dr. Marchionini will receive his award and speak about his work at the annual LACASIS Awards Dinner in January.

Linda Heichman Taylor, LACASIS Awards Chair