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Lipinski receives national WISE award

SOIS professor Tomas Lipinski, recently received the national 2009 Excellence in Online Education Award from WISE (Web-based Information Science Education).

Lipinski, who is nationally and internationally known for his expertise in copyright regulation and library law, has developed several national education courses on copyright. These include online programs offered through the Association of College and Research Libraries and the University of Maryland University College’s Center for Intellectual Property. This summer, he’ll be a copyright literacy panelist at a symposium in Washington, D.C. The American Library Association recently selected him to serve on its copyright subcommittee.

The award, which Lipinski has won previously, is based on nominations from students who are part of WISE, a 10-university collaborative distance-education program designed to increase the quality, access and diversity of online education opportunities in library and information sciences.

The award was presented Jan. 12 at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference in Boston.