News / Professor Emerita, former Dean, Toni Carbo honored with von Dran Award


Toni Carbo, Professor Emerita and former Dean, was honored with the von Dran Award at the 2010 iConference.  The von Dran Award is presented in memory of Ran von Dran, dean of the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, 1995-2007.  Dean von Dran was a dynamic and powerful force in both the development of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and the formation of the iSchools movement.

In his honor, the iSchools have established an award to recognize others who have demonstrated von Dran’s commitment to excellence and leadership. This year’s recipient is Toni Carbo, teaching professor at the College of Information Science and Technology (the iSchool) Center for Graduate Studies, Drexel University. She was professor at the School of Information Sciences and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh from 1986-May 2009, and she served as dean of the iSchool at Pitt from 1986 to 2002. She has served as executive director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), the government agency responsible for advising the President and U.S. Congress on policy and planning in the information field. Her work in the information field began in 1962 and includes extensive experience with information service producers and users (both libraries and database producers) and in research in the areas of information policy and information ethics and in the use of information.

The faculty, staff and students here at the iSchool congratulate Dr. Carbo on this recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of the iSchool movement.