Article published in 2017 was selected to be a Featured Article in the Informed Librarian for July/August 2019 as it was deemed useful for library professionals. (Singh, V. (2017). Open source integrated library systems migration: Librarians share the lessons learnt. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617709059 Featured Article in July/August, 2019 Issue of Informed Librarian Online.)
Selected and attended the UTK Leadership Institute, 2017-2018
Winner of the Competition at IISE Annual Conference, Data Analytics and Information Systems Division – Co-Advised a team of students in ISE at UTK to enter a team competition for Mobile Apps. “Speak For Myself” – First Place in May 2018 IISE CIS Division Mobile App competition. (2018)
Recognized by Office of Community Engagement & Outreach, University of Tennessee, recognizes 50 Partnerships that Make a Difference (http://engagement.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/01/117401-Carnegie-Partnershipv9.pdf-2.pdf): Rural Library Professionals Program (2015).
One of Top Five Papers at IFLA 2011, Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly [Library Theory and Research Section and Statistics and Evaluation Section], 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011)
Best Conference Paper ALISE 2011. “What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Tennessee’s Rural Librarians. Bharat Mehra, Kimberly Black, Vandana Singh, & Jenna Nolt (2011)
Junior Faculty Fellowto Provost, 2010 nominated and selected by School of Information Sciences and College of Communication and Information, (2010)
Innovative Teaching Technology Award 2010, given by College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee (2010)
Outstanding Assistant Professor 2010 for the year given by School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, (2010)
Scholar of the Week, University of Tennessee, Week of 7/11/09.
Best Note of CSCW 2008– Singh, V. and Twidale, M., “The Confusion of Crowds: non-dyadic help interactions” Short Paper Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference, 2008.
Best research paper 2006 of the mini-track at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences – 39 2006
Lucile-Huntington Fellowship by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at UIUC 2004-2005.
Dutch Government Fellowship for masters’ program Wageningen University (1999-2000)
President of the International Students Organization at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. (2000)
Speaker at the Graduation Ceremony for masters’ students at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, (2000)
National Debate Champion in India for two years (1996 & 1998)
President’s Award for Best Voluntary Worker of the State for National Service Scheme (1997)
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style – MAYA ANGELOU