Five trailblazers in information and library science and information technology were honored Thursday (Oct. 12) in the first Knowledge Trust Honors ceremony.
The Knowledge Trust is a commitment made last October by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to shape a critical role for 21st-century knowledge professionals.
At the ceremony in Washington, D.C., five Knowledge Masters who have made significant differences in education, exploration, innovation, next-generation leadership and lifetime achievement were named.
The 2006 honorees are Gary E. Strong, university librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Joseph Viscomi, James G. Kenan distinguished professor of English at UNC-Chapel Hill; Dr. Paul Jones, director of the ibiblio Web collection at UNC-Chapel Hill; Wes Cruver, chief creative officer and cofounder of Kidz Online, based in Herndon, Va.; and Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. (more…)