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SIS News Archive

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 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.


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.

SIS Research Forum with Professor Janet Swan Hill

Janet Hill

The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS) invites you to hear Janet Swan Hill speak on the necessary practice of making LIS research intriguing and rewarding on October 21, from 12:00 – 1:00, in the Haslam Bldg., Room 202.

2009 Lazerow Memorial Lecture with Peter Ingwersen

Peter Ingerwersen

Peter Ingwersen, an internationally-known scholar in the areas of interactive information retrieval, will present the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences’ Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture on October 14. The lecture will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Haslam Bldg., Room 202.