Veinot's paper named 'best'
Assistant Professor Tiffany Veinot has received the 2011 Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Documentation for her paper, "A Multilevel Model of HIV/AIDS Information/Help Network Development."
The honor, awarded by the journal’s editors, named the paper as the best published in the journal in the past year.
The Journal of Documentation is a top-ranked information science journal, and the key journal for publishing theoretical advances in the discipline.
The paper is the first to describe and explain an understudied type of information behavior: information/help network development at individual, group and institutional levels. As such, it models the complex dynamics that make individual acts of interpersonal information acquisition and sharing possible.