- The American Society for Information Science & Technology SIG Publication-of-The-Year Award for 2008 for the book, Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today.
- Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Teaching Excellence Award. 2007.
- Research Achievement Award, University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information, 2007.
- Research Achievement Award, University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information, 2003.
- SIG-of-the-year Award, 2003 American Society for Information Science & Technology. (Served as chair of SIG USE in 2002/2003).
- American Library Association. Student Travel Award, 1982.
- Higher Education Scholarship Award. The Lebanese University, Faculty of Information & Documentation, 1981-1988.
- Featured in University of Tennessee, Tennessee Today, for receiving Google Faculty Research Award. http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/08/25/information-sciences-professor-dania-bilal-receives-google-research-award/
- University of Tennessee, Quest Scholar of the Week (November 2014). http://quest.utk.edu/2014/dania-bilal/.
- Faculty Trailblazers: CCI Spotlights Bilal, Caudill, February 19, 2015. http://tntoday.utk.edu/2015/02/19/faculty-trailblazers-cci-spotlights-bilal-caudill/
- Interviewed and featured on YouTube by the media in Bogota, Colombia following an invited conference presentation (November 2010). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vQbvghwNdo
- Interviewed and featured in Scoop Magazine (College of Communication and Information) about research project on children with autism (spring 2010).
- Interviewed and featured in School Library Journal. Topic: Children’s use of the Web (May 2005).
- Interviewed by Discovery Education about children’s information seeking, needs, and system design (May 2005).
- Interviewed by Andrew Trotter, staff writer for Education Week who quoted me as an expert on children’s use of the Web in this article: Web searches often overwhelm young researchers: New search engines aimed at children’s needs seek to clear confusion. December 1, 2004.
- Children's use of the Yahooligans! Web search engine. I. Cognitive, physical, and affective behaviors on fact-based tasks, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51 (7), 646-665, was among the top ten most cited articles across the University of Tennessee system in 2004. The same article has been placed in the top 1% within its field, according to Essential Science Indicators (http://isiknowledge.com).