Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair, Information and Communications Technologies, 2016-2017
College of Communication and Information, Board of Visitor’s Professor, Inaugural recipient, 2013
Fellow of the AAAS, 2013
Faculty Achievement Award, Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium, Inaugural recipient representing the University of Tennessee, 2011-2012
University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library & Information Science Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2010
Emerald Publishing, Best Paper Award for Aslib Proceedings, 2010, for “Electronic Journals and Changes in Scholarly Article Seeking and Reading Patterns”
American Society for Information Science & Technology, Award of Merit, 2009 (“the Society’s highest honor”)
Chancellor’s Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Appointed August 2008 (“the designation constitutes the highest permanent academic honor that can be accorded to a member of the faculty by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville”)
Contribution to Information Science & Technology Award, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science & Technology “to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of information science,” January 2008
Whittier College Alumni Achievement Award, October 2007
Miles Conrad Award, “For achievement in the field of Information Science and distinguished service to the Federation,” NFAIS (National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services), 2006
American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division, 2005 Best Publication Award: “Communication Patterns of Engineers,” Carol Tenopir and Donald W. King.
Distinguished Lecturer, Alice Rankin Distinguished Lecture for “an individual who has made significant contributions to librarianship/information science,” New Jersey Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, 2005
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, University of Oulu, Finland, 2005
University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Citation for Research and Creative achievement Award, 2003
Research in Information Science Award, American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2002
Distinguished Lectureship Award,
New Jersey/American Society for Information Science and Technology, March 2001
Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Library and Information Science Educators, 2000
Information Technology Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Research, Southeastern Library Association, October 2000
Listed in Who's Who, Chicago: Marquis Publications
Named "Distinguished Librarian" in a resolution by the Hawaii Library Association, 1994
Nominated for the University of Hawaii Excellence in Teaching Award, 1984, 1986, 1988 and University of Tennessee Teaching Award, 1998
Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Hawaii Chapter, Award of Merit, 1985
Berner Nash Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1984 (one of two winners)
Doris Banks Publications Award, California State University, Fullerton, Library Science Alumni Association, 1983
Institute for Scientific Information/American Society for Information Science Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Award, 1983
Josie B. Houchens Fellowship in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 1982, 1983, and University Fellow, University of Illinois, 1981, 1982
Beta Phi Mu, Library Science National Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Graduated with Highest Honors, Whittier College
John Metcalfe Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August and September 2004, May 2005, September 2006, March-April 2013.
Spotlight on Women in Science feature in Royal Society Publishing Newsletter Quarter 4, 2012 http://newsletters.royalsociety.org/q/13kGMuImTC/wv
U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee Roundtable on Open Access, 2009-2010
Featured with SIS Director Ed Cortez on “Campus Conversations”, a UTTV television program hosted by Chancellor Loren Crabtree, spring 2007.
Visiting scholar, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School, Department of Information Management, Aberdeen, Scotland, March 2007.
Adkins, D., & Budd, J. (2006). Scholarly productivity of U.S. LIS faculty. Library & Information Science Research, 28, 3, Autumn 2006, Pages 374-389. Identified as the most productive faculty member among LIS educators from 1999-2004.
Visiting Senior Fellow, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration (Hanken), Helsinki, Finland, Department of Management and Organisation, spring 2006.
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (Ciber), University College London, 2004- present.
Fulbright Senior Specialist, University of Oulu, Finland, Fall 2005.
Interviewed for the New Members Round Table, American Library Association, “Interviews with Library Leaders,” NMRT Footnotes newsletter, February 2005http://louisville.edu/~tlholt02/nmrt/Footnotes/february2005/leadersTenopir.htm
Interviewed for Tennessee Board of Regents Library Deans and Directors Web page, 2003, Future of the Academic library,http://faculty.jscc.edu/scohen/tenopirinterview.html
Dedication Speaker for the Whittier College Rose Hills Foundation Center for Library and Information Resources, November 2003.
Budd, John M. “Scholarly Productivity of U.S. LIS Faculty: An Update,” Library Quarterly 70 (April 2000). Identified as one of the most productive faculty members among LIS educators.
Featured as one of 9 "Leaders of the online industry," Online, Tenth Anniversary issue, January 1987 and one of 20 (only one in academe) in "Online Comes of Age," Online, Twentieth Anniversary issue, January 1997.
White, Howard and McCain, Katherine W., "Visualizing a Discipline: An Author Co-Citation Analysis of Information Science: 1972-1995." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 49 (April 1, 1998): 327-355. Featured as one of the top 100 authors in information science.
Lilley, Dorothy B. and Trice, Ronald W. A History of Information Science: 1945-1985. San Diego: Academic Press, Inc., 1989. Featured as one of nine "specialists" in "online activity". See pages 94-102.
Featured biography in the spring 2000 issue of Dow Jones In Action, a newsletter for information professionals.
Scholarly journals research featured in Chemical and Engineering News, 1998.