Hazel Hall wins Information World Review Information Professional of the Year 2009
She has published and presented widely in international journals and at conferences including keynote presentations, plus numerous publications in the professional press and books.
She has also been in the vanguard of adopting social media activities such as Twitter, and trying to persuade resistant information professionals of their benefits.
Hazel is Director of the Centre for Social Informatics in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. She is also leading the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition.
Peter Williams, Editor of IWR magazine, described Hazel during the presentations as an energetic and enthusiastic information professional whose work invigorates the professional landscape, both within and beyond the UK. 2009 has been an outstanding year of achievement for her and one on which future success will be built for the profession as a whole, as well as on a personal level.