Keren Dali wins ALISE Research Excellence Award

Dr. Dali is currently working with Professor Catherine Ross on the SSHRC-funded study of Spanish-speaking immigrant readers, comparing reading practices of immigrants in Toronto and NYC.

She previously taught for four years at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, winning the inaugural Outstanding Instructor Award in 2013. She is an author and co-author of 22 peer-reviewed publications in the field of LIS, which focus on the reading experience, multicultural communities, immigration, readers’ advisory, and international fiction. She’s is also a co-author of a reference volume Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation.

Simultaneously, Dr. Dali is leading the creation of a web-based bibliography on bibliotherapy, a project funded by the ALA Carnegie-Whitney grant, and researching the application of Carl Rogers’ humanistic approach to education in the context of LIS programs.

Dr. Dali has been with FIMS since January, 2014.

The ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award for Research in Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults recognizes outstanding academic work related to services for adults in public libraries. Examples of eligible research include such things as reference services, adult literacy, cultural programming, and services to special adult populations such as people with disabilities or minority groups.