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Jasmine Leonas

Lisa Dunn awarded Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award

Mines STEM research librarian honored by Geoscience Information Society

Lisa Dunn, head of research and special collections at the Arthur Lakes Library of Colorado School of Mines, was awarded the Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS).  

The Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award was established in 2005 to recognize and honor significant contributions to the geoscience information profession. Named for the late Mary B. Ansari, a past GSIS President and strong supporter of the society, the award is presented at the society’s annual meeting.  

In bestowing the award, GSIS cited Dunn’s service to the organization in various leadership capacities, including president, vice-president, past president and secretary, as well as society activities and committee work. Dunn was also recognized for promoting the geosciences in both her publications and participation in several professional organizations. 

Dunn’s research interests include discoverability of content, how people evaluate information sources and integrating archival materials into inquiry and instruction. Along with her involvement with GSIS, she is engaged with the USGS Library External Advisory Panel, Geological Society of America Publications Committee, Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education. She holds an MLS in library and information science from Indiana University, an MA in earth and planetary science from Washington University and a BS in geology from University of Wisconsin-Superior. 

GSIS facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educations and information professionals. Members reflect all aspects of the geosciences and work toward the solution of information problems faced by those in the profession. 

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Jasmine Leonas

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