SLIS Community News, November 2017

December 01, 2017

Jeannette Allis Bastian

Recent faculty presentations and alumni appointments


Dean Eileen Abels was on the steering committee for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) event, “Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice,” on November 7, 2017 at the University of South Carolina. Associate Professor Laura Saunders attended the event and Gary Shaffer ’16LDS was a panelist in one session. A recording of the session can be viewed on the IMLS website.

Professor Jeannette Bastian gave the keynote presentation, “Unlocking the Archives and Decolonizing the Records,” at Critical Archives: New Interpretations, New Practices and New Lives for Archival Materials, a conference at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. November 14, 2017. Bastian presented "Radical Recordkeeping: How Decolonizing Archives helps us think differently about them" as the Annual Callery Memorial Lecture at the School of Information, University of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2017. She was also appointed a member of the International Council on Archives Expert Group on Shared Archival Heritage in August 2017.

Associate Professor Rong Tang and Assistant Professor Kyong Eun Oh presented "University students' evaluative and affective reactions to inclusion/exclusion-related political news: A diary study" at the ASIS&T SIG USE Research Symposium on October 28th in Arlington, VA. 


Kimberley Bugg ’17LDS has been named chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress. 

Jeffrey Pomerantz '97LS will be joining the SLIS faculty as a Visiting Professor in Spring 2018. He will teach Metadata and Digital Libraries, and will convert Digital Libraries to an online course. Pomerantz received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and was a tenured Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill. He has been teaching online and hybrid courses since 2001 and taught a MOOC on metadata. He has written a book about metadata for the MIT Press, and is an editor of the Open Access Directory.