Congratulations to our faculty and alumni for their success in the publishing arena:
Dr. Dan Albertson’s article “Influences of users' familiarity with visual search topics on interactive video digital libraries” (link) appeared in the December 2010 issue of the highly regarded refereed publication Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology.
Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo’s book entitled Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries has been published by Libraries Unlimited – sporting a beautiful cover and excellent and timely content.
SLIS faculty and staff continued their tradition of giving generously to the United Way Campaign and almost doubled their goal amount. A big “Thank You” to all who contributed.
Faculty, staff, and students thoroughly enjoyed the ALA-SAC Thanksgiving Luncheon on Monday, November 22nd. The food was excellent and plentiful and the company superb. SLIS faculty and staff are very appreciative of students’ efforts that resulted in such a successful event.
Fantastic news! Dr. Steven MacCall has been named Library Journal’s 2010 Teaching Award. This is a magnificent honor for Dr. MacCall, and we are so proud of his success. He has to wait until January 8, 2011 to receive the award at the ALA Midwinter meeting in San Diego, and we will send out information on that celebration nearer the time. More on this exciting news from Dr. Aversa on SLIS-L later this week; in the meantime, see the following links for details and interviews:
Elizabeth Aversa, Anne Edwards, Mary Meares (CCIS), and Beth Riggs have had a panel presentation accepted for the ALISE Conference in January 2011 in San Diego, CA. The acceptance rate by the ALISE Juried Panel Committee was 43%, so there was formidable competition among those submitting proposals. The title is Rethinking the Administrative Structure for Greater Competitiveness: Incorporating Individuals with Diverse Backgrounds into the LIS Program Organization.