iSchool doctoral candidate, Sarah Buchanan, won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference in the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. This competition was established in 1997 in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies) at the University of Western Ontario, and is sponsored by ALISE.
Buchanan's poster distilled her dissertation, which focuses on archaeological curation and the management of objects and documentation from the field to the museum. The study examines practices at four research sites as a continuum, and its findings have significant applications for teaching future archivists, curators, and information professionals. She presented her poster, "Provenance Research: A Trace Ethnography of Archaeological Curation," to judges and attendees on January 7 in Boston. She is advised by Dr. Patricia Galloway.