The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) board of directors named iSchool graduate Eric Meyers the winner of the 2012 Garfield Dissertation Competition. His dissertation, "The Nature and Impact of Information Problem Solving in the Middle School Classroom," exemplified "the excellence that ALISE encourages and represents in the LIS community."
Meyers, a 2011 Ph.D. graduate, is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Colombia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.
The ALISE Research Committee evaluated dissertation submissions based on the significance of the research problem to the overall library information science field, along with the research design, data collection and analysis, and the appropriateness of conclusions. Awards are given annually.
ALISE is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America. Its mission is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service and to provide an understanding of the values and ethos of library and information science.