Dr Hazel Hall awarded IWR Information Professional of the Year
Dr Hazel Hall, Executive Secretary of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition and Director of CSI, has been awarded Information Professional of the Year. The Award was presented to Hazel for her outstanding contribution to the profession in the last 12 months.
Dr Hall was delighted to receive the award, “Winning the Information Professional of the Year award comes at the end of an extraordinary 12 months. I am delighted that my work in my two roles as Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, and in implementing the Library and Information Science Research Coalition, has been recognised in such a way.”
“All those with whom I have collaborated throughout the year are due a share of this recognition,” said Dr Hall, “particularly my international colleagues in Scandinavia, Canada and the US, and the information and knowledge management practitioner community in the UK, whose work inspires my research and teaching.”
Dr Hall is Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, and Executive Secretary of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition. She is an internationally recognised information professional, best known for her research and teaching of information and knowledge management. Dr Hall also holds a reputation for her active involvement with information and knowledge management practitioners through work with professional bodies, as well as time spent in industry.
The LIS Research Coalition was founded in March 2009 by the British Library, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the Research Information Network (RIN).
The award is organised by IWR magazine and Online Information Conference organisers, Incisive Media and sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Nominations are judged by a panel of previous Information Professional of the Year award winners including; Roddy McLeod, Karen Blakeman, Neil Infield, Euan Semple, Brian Kelly, Tony Hirst and Natalie Ceeney.