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SIS News Archive

CCI Creates Endowed Professorship; Carol Tenopir First Recipient

Dr. Carol TenopirCarol Tenopir, a Chancellor's Professor in the School of Information Sciences, is the first recipient of a new endowed professorship in the College of Communication and Information (CCI). 

The CCI Board of Visitors Professorship was made possible by generous gifts from donors, including current and former members of the college's Board of Visitors.

SIS Professor Assists The World Bank ICT Solutions Team

The World Bank ICT Solutions Conference

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis was recognized in the fall of 2012 by UT as a QUEST Scholar of the Week for his research focusing on the socioeconomic implications of IT for disadvantaged communities, small businesses, microfinance and electronic governance.  His research has been published in IEEE Technology & Society and by the United Nations co-organized sixth International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.

SIS Alumni and Faculty Supports CCI Diversity

Venable, Mehra, Singh

Theresa Venable (MS/ IS '03) is the Librarian and Programs Coordinator for the Children's Defense Fund at the (Alex) Haley Farm in Clinton, TN.  She also serves as a College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors member.  She along with Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Vandana Singh anchored the School of Information Sciences table at the 2013 Experience Diversity Banquet Friday February 22, 2013.  The School has a long tradition of supporting the College's campus-wide diversity and inclusion activities. 

Dr. Carolyn Hank Joins UT SIS Faculty

School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carolyn Hank as Assistant Professor.  She joins the UT faculty from McGill University where she was assistant professor and acting coordinator for the archival studies program. As a member of the Digital Curation Professional Institute faculty, she also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Hank was awarded her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation was titled Scholars & their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences, & Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation.  She received her M.S. in Library Science from Kent State University and her B.A. from Antioch College.

Tenopir, Allard Publish ACRL White Paper

ACRL white paperThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir along with Associate Professor Suzie Allard and doctoral student Ben Birch have published a comprehensive white paper, “Academic Libraries and Research Data Services:  Current Practices and Plans for the Future.”  This research was conducted in conjunction with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  

A Trove of Pride

Sandra Treadway

Librarian of Virginia, Sandra Gioia Treadway (MS/ IS ’07) is quoted in a US Airways magazine article about the Library of Virginia, “A Trove of History.”  The story, written by Daryl Grove highlights the Library of Virginia as one of the nation’s foremost centers for family research.  The article can be found at,