Awards & Distinctions


2015 Award for Research Supervision Excellence
Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Award
2014 Outstanding Service Award for Advancing Scholarship and Research Supervision
Charles Sturt University, Islamic Students’ Association
2013 American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table’s 2013 Top 20 Paper Award
Information literacy proficiency: Assessing the gap in high school students’ readiness for undergraduate academic work (co-authors, Jorden K. Smith, Heidi Julien, Dana Ouellette and Kathleen DeLong)
2010 Martha Cook Piper Research Prize
University of Alberta
2010 Young Alumni Award of Merit
University of Western Ontario
2010 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) – Methodology Paper Award
Visual Traffic Sweeps (VTS): A research method for mapping user activities in the library space (co-author, Heather Archibald)
2004 Coutts-Clarke Research Fellowship
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
for Qualitative coding & analysis: A conceptual model for effective data management
2002 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) – Methodology Paper Award
Data preparation using the principles of knowledge organization: A guiding model for quantitative, qualitative and textual research methodologies (co-author, Dr. Hope A. Olson)