Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, September 2016-May 2017
  • Fulbright Specialist Award to University of Tampere, Finland, September 2015
  • Whittier (California) High School Hall of Fame, inducted April 2014
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), inducted February 2013
  • College of Communication and Information, Board of Visitor’s Professor, Inaugural recipient, 2012
  • 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
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The International Information Industry Awards, 2004
  • 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
  • Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, 1993, presented by the American Society for Information Science/Institute for Scientific Information
  • 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
    Other Recognitions and International Appointments:
  • Featured as seventh in “most influential researchers in information behaviour”.  Faramarz Soheili, Ali Akbar Khasseh, Afshin Mousavi-Chelak, (2017) "The most influential researchers in information behaviour: An integrative view on influence indicators", Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 69 Issue: 2, pp.215-229, https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-01-2017-0027
  • Research featured in International Innovation report by Research Media Ltd, July 2014
  • 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, 2012http://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.htmInterviewed for Tennessee Board of Regents Library
  • Deans and Directors Web page, 2003, Future of the Academic library,http://faculty.jscc.edu/scohen/tenopirinterview.htmlDedication 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.