Professor Charbonneau is recipient of the ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition award

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Dr. Deborah Charbonneau

Wayne State University’s School of Information Sciences is proud to announce that Professor Deborah Charbonneau is the recipient of the 2023 ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition award. This prestigious award, sponsored by ProQuest, recognizes innovations in research methodologies in the field of library and information science. Charbonneau collaborated with Dr. Keren Dali from the University of Denver, and their research paper entitled “Using Hermeneutic Phenomenology and the Single Question Aimed at Inducing Narrative (SQUIN) in Disability Research,” was selected as the winner 2023 ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper competition. The study was supported by a Flowback grant from the Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

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Dr. Keren Dali

Charbonneau and Dali will be recognized during the awards luncheon at the upcoming ALISE Annual Conference in October 2023 in Milwaukee. The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff and students in library and information science and allied disciplines.

Charbonneau teaches health informatics, research methods and information policy at SIS and is chair of the school’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. Her research focuses on exploring the impact of information technologies in improving the skills of healthcare providers who serve historically underrepresented communities. Her experience in the field includes positions at Wayne State’s Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah.

Charbonneau has made significant contributions to addressing health equity and health disparities through her work as the Principal Investigator for the Urban Health Partners program. This public health outreach project, funded by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, fostered collaborations between the library and community agencies to tackle pressing health issues.

"We're honored to have Deborah as a faculty member," said Tom Walker, interim dean of the Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences. "Her dedication to research and her leadership within our school, including her role as chair of the MLIS program and her involvement in various committees, exemplify her commitment to advancing the field of Library and Information Science. We congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition, which highlights her exceptional contributions to the field and the community."

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