Research Awards & Honors
Nominated for the Distinguished Scholar Award, U of Denver
For the series of articles “The expectation and learning impact framework (ELIF)” (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102456) & “Learning and change through diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development: Academic librarians' perspectives” (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102448) Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(6); funded by the U of Denver Faculty Research Fund grant, received the following honors:
- Nominated (with Norda Bell and Zach Valdes) for the American Library Association (ALA) Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research (2022).
- The second article (“Learning and change through diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development…”) chosen as Featured Article for the October 2021 issue of the Informed Librarian Online, an Emerald Publisher current awareness service.
- Interviewed for a Library Connect platform, the aim of which is to “provide resources for librarians globally to share LIS best practices, issues, technology and trends through articles, webinars, infographics and more” (Elsevier Publisher)
- Interviewed by a researcher from Concordia U, Quebec, Canada, about library dysfunction and possible solutions based on this series of articles.
Featured in the Gallery of Information Behavior Gratitude created by Dr. Jenna Hartel, iSchool, U of Toronto, Canada, for the article: “The Lifeways We Avoid: The Role of Information in Discrimination Against People with Disabilities” (student choice) https://galleryofgratitude.weebly.com/
Nominated and shortlisted (with collaborator Nadia Caidi) for the Emerald “Driving the Impact” Award (https://tinyurl.com/y24nbba7) for the development of and four years of efforts to promote the “Diversity by Design” concept and its application. Although we did not get the award, we were shortlisted and invited to contribute to the Emerald Impact blog.
An article chosen as Featured Article for the February 2021 issue of the Informed Librarian Online, an Emerald Publisher current awareness service for 290 LIS journals: Dali, K. & McNiff, L. (2020). Reading work as a diversity practice: A differentiated approach to reading promotion in academic libraries in North America. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS). https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000620902247
Received the ALA David Cohen/ EMIERT Multicultural Award for the article “Diversity by Design,” co-authored with Nadia Caidi and published in 2017 in The Library Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1086/690735.
Nominated for the ALA Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research award Dali, K. (2017). The way of WalDorF: Fostering creativity in LIS programs. Journal of Documentation. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2016-0068
Received the Outstanding Paper Award in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for Dali, K. & Caidi, N. (2016). A two-way street: Building the recruitment narrative in LIS programs. New Library World, 117(7/8), 499-539. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-03-2016-0020
Received the Highly Commended Paper Award in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence distinction for Dali, K. (2015). How we missed the boat: Reading scholarship and the field of LIS. New Library World, 116(9/10), 477-502. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW- 01-2015-0007
Received the inaugural Association for LIS Education (ALISE) Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults.
The New Library World article Readers’ advisory interactions with immigrant readers (2010) (https://doi.org/10.1108/03074801011044089) included in the Emerald ListAssist – a list of
select resources for educators.
Teaching Awards & Honors
Nominated for the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
Nominated as a Faculty Career Champion for the career and professional development support to U of Denver students for three consecutive years
Service Awards & Honors
Received an Outstanding Reviewer Award, The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (2020-2021)
Received the ALISE Norman Horrocks Leadership Award
Received the Certificate of Recognition for serving as Chair of the Education & Professional Advancement Committee (EPAC) for ASIS&T (2015-2017).
Received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for Reference Services Review in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence