Library and Information Science Faculty
Shimelis Assefa, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
PhD University of North Texas. Dissertation title: Human Concept Cognition and Semantic Relations in the Unified Medical Language System: A Coherence Analysis; MS, BS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Career highlights: Instructor and Lecturer at the University of North Texas, San Jose State University. Received international scholarships from Fogarty/New England Medical Center and University of Natal; The British Council; and Internet Society. Received Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Student/Faculty Research Grant, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK), 2004/05. Published in the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology; Presented peer-reviewed papers in national and international conferences.
Research interest: concept representation, knowledge structure, classification, categorization, information systems evaluation, health informatics.
Professional affiliations: American Society for Information Science and Technology, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Association for Information Systems.
Krystyna K. Matusiak, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science Program
Dr. Krystyna Matusiak earned her PhD from UW-Milwaukee in the Interdisciplinary Program in Digital Information Design and Organization. Her Dissertation title: Use of Digital Resources in an Academic Environment: A Qualitative Study of Students' Perceptions, Experiences, and Digital Literacy Skills. Dr. Matusiak has been the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the last ten years and has planned and designed over 20 distinct digital collections. She is an active participant in the NEH grant funded project: Saving and Sharing the AGS Library's Historic Nitrate Negative Images. Krystyna has served as a digitization consultant for projects funded by the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and assisted digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. Her research interests include digital library development and evaluation, indexing and retrieval of digital images, usability, and information seeking behavior.
Clara L. Sitter, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Library and Information Science Program
PhD University of Colorado Boulder; MLS University of Texas at Austin; BA, University of Oklahoma
Career highlights: Served as president of the Alaska Library Association; currently serves as a member of the American Library Association Council, the editorial board of Knowledge Quest, and the publications committee for the American Association of School Librarians; functions as a peer-reviewer for the Association of Library and Information Science Educators; published "Library Management" in The Internet Encyclopedia.
Research interests: special collections, database instruction, user needs and library history.
Professional affiliations: American Library Association, Colorado Association of Libraries, Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Mary Stansbury, Depatment Chair, Department of School and Counseling Psychology, Research Methods, and Information Science
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science Program
PhD and MLS, Texas Woman's University, School of Library & Information Science; BA University of Texas-Austin
Career highlights: Principal investigator of "Early Childhood Librarianship: An Interdisciplinary, Experiential MLIS" funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Co-principal investigator of WebWise 2010 and 2011, funded through IMLS; Co-chair of Colorado Library Development Council; Co-chair, Association of Library & Information Science Educators 2011 Conference; Committee on Research & Statistics (ALA); External Review Panel member and chair (ALA); Co-author of Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide; co-principal investigator of "Health Information Seeking Behaviors of Older Adults," a $500,000 research project funded through IMLS; multiple international and national presentations and publications on the topic of access to and use of information technologies and resources. Former faculty member of School of Library & Information Science, Kent State University.
Research interests: information policy; Digital Divide; health information seeking behaviors; LIS education.