April 21st, 2014
Debora Shaw, Professor Emerita, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University at Bloomington, served as President of the American Society for Information (ASIS) from 1996 to 1997. She also contributed to the Society as a committee chair, Chapter Assembly advisor, and advisor for the Indiana University Student Chapter. She served as Associate Editor of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology and of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Debora Shaw received her Ph.D. in Information Science with a minor in Computer Science at Indiana University in 1983 and accepted a faculty position at Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1988 she joined the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, where she eventually served as Dean from September 2011 through June 2013. She retired in 2014. Her research has focused on how information technologies affect humanities scholars’ perceptions of and interactions with sources of information and on the use of indirect measures such as bibliometrics to study academic and scholarly communication.