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Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award


The Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award was ‘unveiled’ at the 2017 i3 Research Conference, Information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU) 27th June 2017.

Professor Peter Reid (right), Professor of Librarianship and Information Management at RGU, and Professor Graham Matthews (left), representing the Information Management Group at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, presented the i3 Conference Mark Hepworth memorial award, for the Best Conference Paper, to Jess Elmore, a PhD student at the Information School, University of Sheffield, for her paper ‘Information sharing in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classroom: a case study’.

Jess was also presented with a Quaich, the traditional Scottish sign of friendship, and a certificate.

Mark’s research in people’s information behaviour was very much in line with i3 conference themes and he was very involved in conference. He led the plenary sessions at the last i3 conference. It was good to see so many of Mark’s former students, colleagues and collaborators at the presentation, and that i3 conference is marking Mark’s achievements in such an appropriate manner.

[Mark Hepworth, Emeritus Professor Professor in People’s Information Behaviour at the SBE. See obituary in the Times Higher Education, 26th January 2017:]

This Blog post was written by Professor Graham Matthews, a member of both the Centre for Information Management and the Information Management discipline group at the SBE. Graham can be reached on