- School of Library and Information Science
Alison Lewis is an information professional with over thirty years’ experience working in libraries/archives, higher education, and publishing. She has worked in special, research, and academic libraries, providing reference services, collection development, cataloging, manuscript collection processing, and supervision.
As a professional educator, she has had over fifteen years of academic teaching experience with graduate students, undergraduate students, and adult continuing education learners. She taught in the Library and Information Science program at Drexel University for nine years, where she was twice recognized as “Outstanding Online Instructor.” More recently, she has taught LIS continuing education courses with Library Juice Academy and serves as an online adjunct instructor with Simmons University’s School of Library and Information Science.
She is currently the Executive Director of Beta Phi Mu, the International Honor Society for Library and Information Studies, an organization which recognizes academic excellence in LIS students, provides more than $10,000 in scholarships and awards annually, and publishes a scholarly book series in conjunction with Rowman & Littlefield. She also serves as Chief Acquisitions Editor for Library Juice Press and runs a small business with her husband providing support services to authors and publishers.
She received her Ph.D. from Temple University, M.A. and M.L.I.S. degrees from Florida State University, and a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.