Faculty of Information Associate Professor Jenna Hartels has received the 2023 ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. Hartel is widely recognized within the field of information science for her creative approaches to teaching and learning. She offers “thoroughly original courses” such as The Information Experience, The Joy of Information, and Information Ethnography across a range of teaching modalities.
Since 1980, this annual award has honored the unique teaching contributions of exceptionable teachers of information science. Professor Hartel was selected as the winner from among a pool of outstanding candidates who were judged based on these criteria: evidence of sustained and unique contributions to teaching information science; impact on students, colleagues, and institutions; innovative and imaginative teaching materials and methods; professional association activities related to teaching excellence; research activities related to teaching excellence; and previous teaching awards.
She will receive the award at the 2023 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 27-31 October in London, UK.