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Circle Park News: June/July 2016

Kelly is New Director of School of Information Sciences

Diane Kelly
Diane Kelly, an internationally known information sciences scholar, is the new director of the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS). She begins on August 8. A professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kelly’s research and teaching interests focus on interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior, and research methods. Find out more

SIS Accreditation | Annual Report | Promotions | Olympics | CCI Volunteers | Alumni News | Faculty News | Five Tips

ALA accreditation
SIS Granted Continuing Accreditation by ALA
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has granted continued accreditation status to the School of Information Sciences’ Master of Science in Information Sciences (MSIS) program. Find out more
2015 Annual Report
2015 CCI Annual Report Released
CCI’s newly released Annual Report recaps the major events and achievements of CCI students, faculty and alumni during calendar year 2015.
“The Annual Report allows us to share the progress CCI made during 2015 with our alumni and friends in an exciting interactive format,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “We hope you enjoy the report and look forward to working with all of you as we continue our journey to the Top 25!” Click here to see the interactive version of the 2015 CCI Annual Report.
Promotions
Douglass, Potnis and Roessner Promoted
UT’s Board of Trustees recently approved Kimberly Douglass’ (SIS), Devendra Potnis’ (SIS) and Amber Roessner’s (JEM) promotions to Associate Professor with tenure effective August 1, 2016.
Cindy Welch
Welch Recommends List of Olympics Books for Kids
Cindy Welch, SIS clinical associate professor and associate director of UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, has recommended a list of Olympics-related children’s books to help families explore different facets of the games. See the full article at:
CCI Volunteers
CCI Volunteers
Read about how one CCI volunteer’s dogs are making a difference and find out how you can share your volunteer stories. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Hendry, Kramer, McNeely, Serfass
CCI Alumni Leigh Hendry (BS/JEM ’79), Miriam Kramer (BS/JEM ’11), Mark McNeely (BS/JEM ’70) and Lindsay Serfass (BS/PR ’05) all have news to share. Find out more
Faculty News
Faculty News: Bilal, Brotman, Gross, King
IS Professor Dania Bilal, JEM Professor Stuart N. Brotman, JEM Professor Peter Gross and IS Adjunct Professor Donald W. King are in the news. Find out more
5 Tips
Five Tips for Helping Kids Stay School-Ready During the Summer
Katherine Officer, Knox County Teacher and host of Tidbit the HABIT dog, provides five tips for helping kids stay school-ready during the summer. Five tips for June/July

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