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January 8, 2010

Inside CCI

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES

Mehra publishes in Encyclopedia of Library and Info. Sciences, presents at ALISE
Assistant Professor Bharat Mehra co-authored and published a paper with Kevin Rioux and Kendra S. Albright (Ph.D. ‘02) entitled “Social Justice in Library and Information Science” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (Third Edition) edited by Marcia J. Bates & Mary Niles Maack.

Mehra will lead a paper presentation (co-authored with SIS’s Kimberly Black, Vandana Singh, and Shu-Yueh Lee (Ph.D. ‘09) entitled “Collaborations between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in East Tennessee: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training” during the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Collaboration, in Boston, Mass., from January 12-15.

Also at ALISE, Mehra will lead a panel presentation (co-authored with Hannah Parris, SIS master’s student) entitled “Open Source Software Collaborations in Tennessee’s Regional Library System: A Website Analysis;” and fill-in on behalf of Ed Cortez during a panel presentation entitled “Creating a ‘Culture of Collaboration’ Across Cultural Borders.” 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Classes Begin, January 13

ICONN Conference, January 14-15.

Martin Luther King Day, January 18, no classes

Scripps Convergence Lab Dedication, January 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by invitation.

New York City Alumni Reception, January 19, contact Andrew Shafer, 974-3211 for more information.

Chattanooga Alumni Reception, February 4, contact Andrew Shafer, 974-3211 for more information.

TPA Winter Convention & Alumni Reception, February 11, 7-9 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, downtown Nashville.