School of Information Sciences


UT Info Science Faculty Win Grant to Train Science Team Specialists

Dr. Suzie AllardSolving complex scientific problems often requires teams of researchers from different disciplines or even different institutions. And increasingly, information professionals are a part of those teams.

Four faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, College of Communication and Information have received a $438,991 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating six master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.

UT Researchers to Study Scholarly Journal Articles "Beyond Downloads"

ElsevierWith more scholarly journals being distributed electronically rather than in print form, Elsevier—a publishing company—has contracted with three University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members to determine how journal articles are used after they are initially downloaded.

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Adjunct Professor David Nicholas from the College of Communication and Information have received a $244,000 grant from Elsevier to lead a team of international researchers on a one-year project, "Beyond Downloads."

Newbery Honor Winner Speaks to Students

Vince Vawter and Dean Mike WirthLocal author Vince Vawter, 2014 Newbery Honor winner for his book Paperboy, spoke to faculty and students in the CCI Patrick Auditorium January 27.  His recent book for young people is set in Memphis, TN in 1959 and features an 11-year-old boy who stutters. A School Library Journal reviewer says, “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.

Allard Recipient of National 2013 LJ Teaching Award

Dr. Suzie AllardAssociate Professor and Associate Director Suzie Allard (SIS) has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Library Journal Teaching Award (see press release below and the Library Journal’s feature story on Allard at "The LJ Teaching Award is presented annually by Library Journal and ProQuest and is one of the most prestigious national awards in the field of library and information sciences," said Dean Mike Wirth. " This is a wonderful honor!"