New Faculty in the Library and Information Science Program
Dr. Mary Stansbury joined the LIS faculty as the Program Chair and an associate professor as of January 2nd. Dr. Stansbury received her PhD from Texas Woman's University. She comes to us with fifteen years of progressive experience in a wide variety of library and information settings that combine practice, teaching, and research. She has held positions as a school teacher, librarian, accreditation manager, continuing education manager, a corporate reference and collection manager, and a researcher. Her teaching and research interests include:
- Reference Services
- Digital Divide
- Information Policy Access to Information
- Foundations of Librarianship
- Research for Decision Making
Please stop by and visit Dr. Stansbury in her new office, JMAC 121.
Dr. Shimelis Assefa joined the LIS faculty as an assistant professor beginning winter quarter 2008. Dr. Assefa received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He brings fourteen years of progressive experience in a wide variety of library and information settings that combine practice, teaching, and research. He has held positions as a network manager, a systems consultant, head of a computer and information retrieval center, and medical librarian. His teaching and research interests include:
- Information storage and retrieval
- Information organization (knowledge representation, classification, categorization)
- Systems analysis and design
- Data communications and computer networks
- Information systems and services in organizations
- Medical informatics
Please stop by Dr. Assefa's office in JMAC 108 and welcome him!