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SIS Salutes 2012 Graduates

2012 UTK SIS Graduates

The SIS 2012 Hooding Ceremony took place on May 11 at the UT University Center celebrating the 86 SIS graduates for this year.  Twenty-seven graduates participated in the ceremony while friends and family looked on.  Cindy Hicks, harpist for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provided a beautiful music background for the event. 

The award winners recognized at the event this year are:

Dr. Steve Smith to Give Rothrock Lecture

Dr. Steve SmithDr. Steve Smith, Dean of UT Libraries and SIS Adjunct Faculty Member will give the Rothrock Lecture, "Old Friends and New Enemies (And Vice Versa): Challenges Research Librarianship for the 21st Century".  The lecture and dinner will be Thursday May 10, 2012 with dinner beginning at 6 pm and the lecture will be at 7 pm.

SIS 2012 Faculty and Students Honored

Dr. Rachel Fleming-MayInformation Sciences has been very well represented among those honored as the school year draws to a close. These most recent announcements follows on the heels of the enormous honor announced two weeks ago for Dr. Carol Tenopir representing the University of Tennessee as our SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner. 

Chancellor’s Honors – the University’s highest honors

Extraordinary Professional Promise – Rachel Gammons and Lisa Kellerman

TLA is almost here!

UTK SIS speakers for TLAChancellor's Professor Carol Tenopir will be among the UTK SIS faculty speaking at the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) meeting March 21 - 23 at the Marriott Knoxville.  Click the "Hear me speak!" icon on the left to see the conference website.  The program is posted and all sessions, speakers and titles are listed. 

Don't forget the fabulous SIS hosted Alumni Reception at the Riverview Room at the Marriott will be Thursday March 22 from 5 - 6 PM.  We hope to see you there as we begin our year long celebration of forty years of accreditation!


Two Important Lectures in February

    Dr. Shirley WiegandDr. Wayne Wiegand

The first lecture will feature Drs. Shirley and Wayne Wiegand.  The lecture title is, "Free to All?  The Painful Process of Desegregating Public Libraries in the American South." The lecture is co-hosted with the Hodges Library.

When:  February 21, 2012
            5 PM Reception
            6 PM Lecture


UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation

SciData LogoSciData is a new master's initiative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management.

Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.

SIS Adjuncts Add Expertise to Research

Continuing in the tradition of excellence, the School of Information Sciences highlights two adjunct professors of merit. Both adjuncts will work with SIS faculty and the Center for Information and Communication Studies on research studies,especially those focusing on scholarly communication, mobile information and behavior in the digital space.

Successful Exploration in Cuba

Dr. Cortez Meeting with Cuban IS Professors

With the U.S. Government approval of educational exchange travel to Cuba, Dr. Ed Cortez from the School of Information Sciences joined a Special Libraries Research Delegation on a late October trip to the island nation. Cubans have been able to achieve notable success in information storage and retrieval systems over the years. The U.S. researchers were on a mission to understand the special challenges and the innovative solutions employed by the Cubans. Dr. Cortez was specifically interested in understanding the education of these information professions and the support they received.