Lauren Mandel Wins Two School of Library and Information Studies Awards

Lauren H. Mandel, Doctoral Candidate and Research Coordinator at the Information Use Management & Policy Institute (Information Institute), won the School of Library and Information Studies’ (SLIS) Outstanding Doctoral Student and Outstanding Dissertation awards at the College of Communication and Information’s 2012 Honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, April 6, 2012.

Mandel won the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for her scholarship in the field of library and information studies and her service to SLIS.  Her dissertation, Lost In The Labyrinthine Library: A Multi-Method Case Study Investigating Public Library User Wayfinding Behavior, was honored for its overall importance, rigorous methodology, innovative approach, significance of findings, and potential impact on the field.  The SLIS Doctoral Program Team selected Mandel for both awards.

Dr. Charles R. McClure, Director and Francis Eppes Professor, said, “These awards recognize Lauren’s intelligence, strong work ethic, and consistently high standards.  The Information Institute has been lucky to have her on its staff for the past three years and we wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”