Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award – presentation at i3 2017 Research Conference, Information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU) 27th June 2017.
Professor Peter Reid, Professor of Librarianship and Information Management at RGU and Professor Graham Matthews, representing the Information Management Group at Loughborough University, 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 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 the 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
See obituary in Times Higher Education, 26th January 2017