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KNOXVILLE — Carol Tenopir, a professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received the 2009 ASIS&T Award of Merit.

Tenopir_smThe award, from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), is the group’s highest honor, given annually to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to the field of information science, including the expression of new ideas, the creation of new devices, the development of better techniques and outstanding service to the profession of information science.

Tenopir has been a researcher, teacher and contributor to the information science profession for almost three decades. A major study of information science scholarship recently found Tenopir to be the most frequently cited researcher in the field and ranked her first in terms of scholarly productivity. Her research, with a strong user focus, covers the evolution and development of databases, online systems and searching, and, more recently, scholarly communications on a broad scale.

Tenopir has authored five books and more than 200 journal articles and has made presentations in more than 18 countries. She is a popular consultant for national and international firms.

Tenopir, a Chancellor’s Professor, has received national awards for teaching excellence from the ASIS&T and from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.

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Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,