Drexel CCI Researchers Win 2016 ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award

Four researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) won the 2016 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award as part of an annual competition to further stimulate the communication of research at ALISE Annual Meetings.

CCI Professor Denise Agosto, PhD, Assistant Professor Andrea Forte, PhD, doctoral alumna Rachel Magee, PhD ’15 (now assistant professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and doctoral student Michael Dickard will be honored at the ALISE Annual Conference in Boston (Jan. 5 – 8, 2016) for their winning paper titled “Teens, Technology, and Libraries:  An Uncertain Relationship.”

The paper, which will be published next year in the journal Library Quarterly, presents a study of the technology use and attitudes of 25 students enrolled in a highly-technological urban U.S. high school. The authors also examine how the prevalence of technology has influenced students’ perceptions and use of public and school libraries. The study was funded by a research grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Selected by the ALISE Research Committee, the winning paper was evaluated within a number of judging criteria including the significance of the research problem, the presentation of relevant literature, design and conduct of the study, analysis and presentation of the data and the appropriateness of the conclusions.

For more information about the project, please visit: http://youthonline.ischool.drexel.edu/index.html.

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