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November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

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Associate Professor Suzie Allard is collaborating with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and MIT on a project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  “Closing the Gap” will identify the continuing education issues of libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in managing cultural heritage data according to federal requirements for open access.  Allard and SIS grad, Chris Eaker, assistant professor in Hodges Library, will perform a content analysis of federal government open access data policies in part 1 of the one-year $15,976 project.  


During the forthcoming Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 21-24, 2014, as the Chair of the Gender Issues SIG, Associate Professor Bharat Mehra will convene a panel on “Educational entrepreneurship in LIS to further a discussion of gender-based issues.” He will also present his paper, “LIS entrepreneurship to make the academy inclusive towards people of diverse sexual orientations and gender.” In addition, he will participate in a panel on “Power, privilege & positionality: Applying a critical lens to LIS education.”


Assistant Professor Kimberly Douglass received the Bonnie Carroll and Roy Cooper Enrichment Award for promising faculty at the SIS Hooding Ceremony in May 2013.

On October 10, Douglass presented her research, “Empirically separate but nominally equal: Is there a political economy of STEM schools in Tennessee?” at the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Her presentation was part of the Experts-in-Training: Professional Socialization in Medicine & STEM session.

Doctoral student Rebecca Davis presented her paper, “Black, brown and STEM: Issues in STEM and the use of academic library resources and services” at the 6th Annual Mentoring Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, October 29 – November 1.





Nov. 8

CCI BOV Meeting, Scripps Lab, 10 am – 5 pm

Nov. 8

CCI Patrick Auditorium Naming Ceremony, Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 8

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 9

CCI Homecoming Tailgate, 9-11:45 a.m.

Nov. 15

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9-11 a.m.

Dec. 3

Last day of classes

Dec. 4

CCI Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 13

Fall Commencement


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