San Jose State University



iSchool Awards for Excellence for Graduating Students

2015 Award Recipients

Darren Ilett
The Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise

The Ken Haycock Award is given annually to the iSchool student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most exceptional professional promise for leadership. The recipient demonstrates flexibility in program delivery modes, excellence in academic performance, ability to think theoretically and practically and ability to analyze and communicate the results of knowledge gained.

James Hicks
Award for Outstanding Thesis

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, completed the most outstanding graduate thesis in library and information science. The recipient must have demonstrated superior academic performance in research methods, thesis design and writing.

Lindy Hall
Edna B. Anthony Award in Reference and Information Services

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of reference and information services. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in reference and information services with high academic achievement and exceptional professional promise.

Vanessa Holm
Jean Wichers Award for Professional Practice

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in professional practice. The recipient must have demonstrated superior performance in a supervised professional experience, practicum and/or internship.

Julie Williams
Leslie Janke Award in Teacher–librarianship

The recipient will demonstrate superior academic achievement in teacher–librarianship coursework, possess excellent communication skills and participate actively in local, state or national organizations.

Brittany Austin
Shirley Hopkinson Award in the Organization of Information

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of the organization of information. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in classification, cataloguing, information retrieval and/or metadata with high academic achievement and exceptional professional promise.

Rebecca Lynn Baker
Stella Bunch Hillis Award in Youth Services

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of youth services. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in youth literature, media, and/or services; must have high academic achievement; and must have demonstrated potential for outstanding contributions and innovation in youth services in a variety of contexts.