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January 9, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015                                                                       
Inside CCI – Available online at http://www.cci.utk.edu/insideCCI.
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INFORMATION SCIENCES
Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and doctoral student Rebecca Davis co-authored an article, “A strategic diversity manifesto for public libraries in the 21st century,” that was published in New Library World, 116(1/2).
Mehra’s chapter co-authored with Donna Braquet and Calle M. Fielden (MS/ SW ’12) entitled, “A website evaluation of the top twenty-five public universities in the United States to assess their support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People” (pp. 19-48), was published in Expanding the circle: creating an inclusive environment in higher education for LGBTQ students and studies edited byJ. Hawleyand published by SUNY Press.
Mehra’s second chapter co-authored with Professor Eric Haley and Dylan Lane entitled, “Culturally appropriate information support services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) South Asians: Representing multiple shades of identity based on sexual orientation and ethnicity” (pp. 317-339), was also published in the same monograph.
Mehra is the coordinating co-chair of the2015 Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference themed “Mirrors and windows: Reflections on social justice and re-imagining LIS education” that will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from January 27-30, 2015.
Assistant Professor Wade Bishop’s article, “Job analyses of emerging information professions: A survey validation of the American Library Association’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) core competencies to inform Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL) curriculum,” appeared in the first issue of Library Quarterly for 2015. The paper presents a method to inform curricula with the current knowledge, skills, and abilities required using input from those currently working http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679026.
 
JOURNALISM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Professor Sam Swan has been selected for a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellowship for the Jan. 2015 NATPE Marketplace and Conference in Miami.
Professor Ben Bates had two proposals (“Programming/marketing in an era of abundance” and
“Digital evolution: Where the academy meets the industry”) accepted for presentation at panels at the 2015 Broadcast Education Association Conference (BEA) to be held April 12 – 15 in Las Vegas.
 
Professor Rob Heller and his Eyes on LaFollette project is featured in President DiPietro’s Annual Report to the General Assembly. http://president.tennessee.edu/annual/2014/index.html#Educate
Heller and his class were also featured in a New York Times Lens Blog http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/telling-stories-in-a-tennessee-coal-town/#. In addition, Heller’s class work was featured in the New York Times print version of the International New York Times (both European and Asian editions) on January 8.
Lecturer Melanie Faizer has been selected as a fellow in the 2015 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute, which took place Jan. 4-8, 2015 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The institute immersed its 12 fellows in the concepts and practice of entrepreneurship including rapid concept-to-product development and design of a semester-long course in entrepreneurial journalism.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Jan. 19 MLK Holiday
Jan. 20 CCI International Lunch hosted by SIS
Feb. 11 Dean’s Advisory Council presents Data Storage Solutions, Scripps Lab, 3 PM
Feb. 20 DSLS Experience Diversity Banquet
Feb. 25 CCI 37th Annual Research Symposium
Mar. 13 CCI BOV Spring Meeting
Mar. 16 – 20 Spring Break
Mar. 30 – Apr. 2 Social Media Week
Apr. 3 Spring Recess
Apr. 20 CCI, AdvPR & JEM Convocation
Apr. 24 CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting
Apr. 27 CS Student Awards
May 7 UT Graduate Hooding
May 8 CCI Commencement
May 8 SIS Hooding Ceremony

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