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SC&I Alumna Xiaofeng Li, Ph.D.’18, Receives the ALISE Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award
Li to Present at Association for Library & Information Science Education’s October Conference

Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) alumna Xiaofeng Li, Ph.D.’18, Assistant Professor, Library Science, at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania, has received the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award. She shares the award with co-author Shelly Mathis, Library Associate with the Grand County Library District in Kremmling, Colorado. Their paper, “’My Mom Recommended It to Me’: Understanding Homeschoolers’ Information Practices, was published in The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

According to the ALISE website, the Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award is designed to further stimulate the communication of research at the ALISE Annual Conference. Li and Mathis will present a summary of their paper at the conference, to be held October 24–26 in Pittsburg, Pa. ALISE, a non-profit organization, is the global leader in education for the information professions. ALISE promotes innovative, high-quality education for the information professions internationally through engagement, advocacy, and research.

Commenting on the award, chair and Library and Information Science Professor Marie L. Radford noted that Li was advised by the late Associate Professor of Library and Information Science Ross J. Todd. “This is a major award from ALISE and cause to celebrate. Ross would be proud, as we all are!”

SC&I’s Ph.D. program in Communication, Information, and Media provides doctoral training in theoretical and research skills for scholarly and professional leadership in the fields of communication, library and information science, and journalism and media studies.

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