Dr. Samantha Hastings, Director of the USC School of Library and
Information Science, received the Watson Davis Award from the American
Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). The
award was presented at the Awards Luncheon on October 28, 2008 at the
ASIS&T annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
The Watson Davis
Award, commemorating the founder of the Society, was established in
1975 and is administered by the Membership Committee. The purpose of
this award is to recognize a member of the Society who has shown
continuous dedicated service through active participation in and
support of ASIS&T programs, chapters, special interest groups,
committees, and publications.
Two of Dr. Hastings’ former
students stated in her nomination letter that, “only a handful of
people could contribute in a lifetime what she has contributed to the
ASIS&T membership during the last 19 years.”
For more information about the USC School of Library and Information Science, visit www.libsci.sc.edu. For more information about eh Watson David Award, visit http://www.asis.org/awards/watsondavisaward.html.