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Awards for Excellence
Rob KlingIndiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
is the posthumous recipient of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for his paper
"Critical professional education about information and communications technologies and social life"
which appeared in Information Technology & People, Vol. 16 No. 4, 2003
Rob Kling was a long-time member of USACM, and served actively as a member of the Executive Committee for many years. He had a deep concern, personally and professionally, for the welfare of the public and the impact that technology has on quality of life. Rob will be missed. He was a great leader in the field of information systems and social informatics. His journal The Information Society was unique and an especially valuable contribution. I was impressed with the breadth and depth of Rob's analysis of the social context of information systems.