2005 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative
Ilona Einowski is the Director of User Services at the University of California Data Archive & Technical Assistance (UC DATA) at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has been the data archivist since 1979. She has served as the ICPSR Official Representative at Berkeley since 1983. Her involvement in ICPSR activities is extensive, and includes serving on the ICPSR Census Advisory Committee (1990 and 2000) and serving as a member of the ICPSR Review Committee (1995). She has been active in the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) since 1979, and served on the IASSIST Administrative Committee from 1995-1998. She is the chair of the IASSIST International Outreach Action Group, coordinating efforts to provide funding for information professionals from developing economies to attend IASSIST conferences.
She is currently active in the development of the California Digital Library on-line data access system (Counting California) in conjunction with the Office of the President of the University of California, where her project responsibilities reflect her years of experience as metadata, numeric data, and XML specialist. Ilona has just finished serving on the ICPSR Council (2002-2005) during which time she made particularly insightful contributions to the growth of ICPSR in the areas of computing technology and service delivery, and membership development. Ilona has always been among that valuable core set of ORs, who are our most serious critics, and our most steadfast and loyal allies.