Annual Diversity Research Paper Award
Congratulations to Cody White, Recipient of the 2011 Diversity Research Paper Award
Announced on June 1, 2011:
I am pleased to announce that Cody White, a soon-to-be graduate of the Department of Information Studies' MLIS program, as the recipient of the 2011 Diversity Paper Award. White's paper, entitled "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" provides a documentation strategy for the Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran Community. The paper was motivated by Cody's feelings that "the stories, narratives, and feelings of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans need to be documented, not only for the nation's benefit but also to assist in veterans' own reintroduction to society." The jury agreed that his topic was timely, and the subject matter was one of the least well-covered. If "the beginning of the end of war lies in remembrance," then "History holds redemptive possibilities but only if it is recorded fairly and properly" as White suggests.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many students who submitted papers for this award, which carries a monetary prize of $1,000. The Department highly values the ways in which their work advances thinking about diversity in the information fields, and it is particularly gratifying to see the range, analysis and creativity that is being brought to bear on diversity issues.
Finally, I would like to express my deep appreciation to the two anonymous IS faculty members and the outside community member who formed the jury for this award.
Chair, Department of Information Studies
As part of its continuing effort to bring diversity issues to the attention of both faculty and students, the UCLA Deptartment of Information Studies is happy to announce the 2011 Diversity Research Paper competition. Deadline for submissions is April 29, 2011.
- to demonstrate that the Department of Information Studies values diversity of all types;
- to bring diversity issues to the attention of faculty and students;
- to encourage excellence in scholarship relating to diversity issues; and,
- to offer students an opportunity to present their work in a public forum.
Students are encouraged to submit papers that deal with contemporary or historical information issues or needs relating to people who have been marginalized or disenfranchised, for example, on the basis of ethnicity, race, immigrant status, religion, gender preference, physical disability, or age. The paper may have been written for a course or a directed independent study.; The paper also may be written by an individual or by multiple students. Suggested length is 10 to 25 pages.
Selection criteria will include: depth of research and critical analysis; demonstrated knowledge of the topic presented; originality; creativity; and quality of writing, documentation, and presentation.
All Department of Information Studies students are eligible, including MLIS, PH.D, MIAS, and post-Master’s students.
Application process and deadline
The deadline for this year's award was April 29, 2011. Students should submit
three copies of their paper to Andrew VanSchooneveld or to the front
desk on the second floor of the GSEIS Bldg. The first page of the paper
should include the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and
contact information. The second page of the paper should include the
title of the paper only. No identifying information regarding the
authors should appear anywhere in the paper except for the first page.
The awardee(s) will receive a cash award.
The jury will consist of two IS faculty members—one each from the Doctoral Program Committee and the Professional Programs Committee—and one practitioner from the IS Diversity Council.
For further information
Please contact Andrew VanSchooneveld at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity to Publish in InterActions
The editors of InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies would like to encourage those of you who submit papers for the Diversity Research Paper Award to also consider submitting to InterActions.
The guidelines for submission are available on the InterActions website - http://www.interactions.gseis.ucla.edu. InterActions is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that is committed to the promotion of scholarly work that examines areas of education and information studies via interdisciplinary and critical perspectives.
For more information about InterActions, please look at our website and/or e-mail us at email@example.com. We look forward to reading your great papers!
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
Diversity Paper Award Winners
- Cody White
- Lindsay Klick
- Roger Brown
- Katherine Becvar
- Vivian Wong - Honorable Mention
- Leah Kerr
- Stephanie Sapienza - Honorable Mention
- Claire Raffel
- Helena Vilar de Lemos
- Stacey Meeker - Honorable Mention
- Jennifer Osorio - Honorable Mention
- Noah Zweig - Honorable Mention
- Laurel McPhee
- Lea Whittington