September SLIS Community News

September 30, 2014

Faculty publications and presentations, Alumni promotions and publications

Billy Beal '77LS has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Learning Resources at Meridian Community College in Mississippi. Beal has been a member of the MCC staff for 38 years, and served as dean of the college's Learning Resources since 1992.

Jennifer Diffin '95, a graduate of the math and computer science program, has been appointed head of library technology services at the National Library of Medicine.

Hannah Gomez '13LS created a two-part list of young adult titles as companions to shows premiering on television this fall. Her lists, posted on the YALSA site, were also featured on American Libraries Direct:

Assistant Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan's article, "Reference Desks in Public Libraries: What Happens and What to Know," was selected as a featured article for the September 2014 issue of The Informed Librarian Online.

Adriene Lim '12DA was named dean of libraries at University of Oregon; her appointment began at the end of July 2014. Previously, Lim was dean of libraries at Oakland University in Michigan. For more information visit

On Saturday, August 23, Assistant Professor Amber Stubbs co-presented a tutorial on Biomedical Natural Language Processing at COLING (Computational Linguistics) 2014 in Dublin, Ireland: