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SIS Research Forum with Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths

Jose Marie GriffithThe School of Information Sciences is proud to present Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths speaking on “Leadership in Context: Economics, Education and Ethics” on Wednesday, October 13, from 4:30-5:30 pm, in the Communications Building, Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402. A reception will be held beforehand from 4:00 – 4:30 pm. 

An Update on SIS Faculty Research

SIS Faculty

SIS faculty continue to conduct cutting-edge research, as evidenced by the intellectual contributions of the faculty to the disciplinary literature as well as the level of external funding being achieved. Currently SIS has active projects that are receiving more than $6.7 million in external funding. Funding agencies include the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey.   Partners include a wide range of academic institutions (i.e. University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, etc.), government institutions (i.e. Oak Ridge National Lab), and private industry (i.e. Elsevier, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers).

SIS Receives an ORNL/UT Joint Adjunct Professor

SIS is proud to welcome Dr. Bruce Wilson as an ORNL/UT Joint Adjunct Professor. Wilson is the Group Leader for the Environmental Data Science and Systems Group, the Manager for the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics (ORNL DAAC). His general research interests are in scientific informatics, particularly enabling data-intensive science in ecology and climate science through advancing data storage, curation, distribution, analysis, and visualization technologies and practices.


SIS Awards 16 Scholarships to Rural Librarians

Dr. Bharat Mehra
Dr. Bharat Mehra conducts an online needs assessment meeting with rural librarians in Southern and Central Appalachia.

Its name is big but its mission and potential impact on rural Appalachian communities is even bigger. The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences Information Technology Rural Librarian Master's Scholarship Program has awarded 16 full scholarships to students working in the Southern and Central Appalachia’s rural libraries [broadly defined] to study at a distance in its master’s degree program, thanks to a generous grant of $567,660 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

SIS to Host Former Director, Dr. Ann Prentice, at SIS Research Forum, April 7

Ann Prentice

The School of Information Sciences invites you to hear Dr. Ann Prentice speak on “The Public Library in the Twenty First Century” on Wednesday, April 7, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, in the Communications Building, Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402. A reception will be held beforehand from 11:30 – 12:00.


Gary Paulsen, renowned author, to speak at UT on March 2

Three-time Newbery Honor recipient to discuss his life of adventure and his most recent novel

Gary Paulsen Poster(Knoxville, TN) To say that Gary Paulsen leads an adventurous life is an understatement. Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee to present an evening with Gary Paulsen on Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. at the University Center Auditorium, 1502 Cumberland Ave. Three-time winner of the Newbery Honor, Paulsen will be discussing his life of adventure and his newest book, Wood’s Runner.  The event is free and open to the public. Paulsen will be available to sign books after the talk.


CCYAL Director featured in Tennessee Today

Miranda ClarkCenter for Children’s & Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) Director Miranda Clark was featured in the December 24, 2009, edition of Tennessee Today, UT's community newsletter.

CCYAL is in the School of Information Sciences and the College of Communication and Information.

To read this article in Tennessee Today, visit


SIS Seeks Assistant Professor

The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective, August 1, 2010.