Suzie Allard (SIS), CCI associate dean for research and director of the Center for Information & Communication Studies, has been named a Chancellor’s Professor by UT Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis. “Appointment as a Chancellor’s Professor constitutes the highest honor that can be accorded a UT Knoxville faculty member. This designation recognizes extraordinary, nationally or internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field as well as a record of excellence in teaching and service to the university.”
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir will step down from her CCI research administrative role and return to the SIS faculty on July 1, 2014 (see full story at http://www.cci.utk.edu/tenopir-steps-returns-faculty).
Associate 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 http://www.libraryjournal.com/TeachingAward2013). "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!"
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a nearly $50,000 collaborative planning grant to The University of Tennessee (UT) to develop collaborative partners for planning curriculum and research opportunities that will provide students with knowledge and hands-on experiences to protect our nation’s science information resources and to confront today’s ever-changing cybersecurity challenges.
The 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).
Late in the evening of April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig pumping crude oil from beneath the Gulf of Mexico. The platform burst into flames and sank two days later, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the water with each passing day.
Read this Quest article to learn more about how CCI faculty and students were involved with the recovery operations from this disaster: http://quest.utk.edu/2012/can-big-data-save-the-planet/
On July 23, 2012 the DataONE portal for earth science data exploration went live. SIS is proud to be a part of the team that has developed this tool for the earth and environmental sciences.