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FEATURED ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. Tyrone H. Cannon
Dr. Tyrone H. Cannon, now serving his
second year on the LIS Advisory Board, is
dean of university libraries at the University
of San Francisco, where he also is chair of
the University Leadership Team, serves on
g'- the Provost Council, and co-chairs the Joint
University Advisory Committee and the
Joint University Curriculum Committee.
The University of San Francisco libraries
hold over one million volumes in 21
facilities with an annual budget of $5.5
Dr. Tyrone H. Cannon Prior to his coming to his current
position in 1995, Dr. Cannon served as
senior associate university librarian at Boston College. He also has held
positions at Oklahoma State University, Columbia University, and the
University of Texas at Arlington.
In 2003-04, Dr. Cannon served as president of the American College and
Research Libraries, the largest division of the American Library Association.
He is a frequent conference speaker and has made recent presentations at
annual conferences of the Missouri Library Association, California
Association of Academic and Research Libraries, American Association of
Higher Education, California Library Association, and Wisconsin
Association of Academic Libraries. He is featured in African American
Librarians in the Far West Pioneers and Trail Blazers (Scarecrow, 2006).
Dr. Cannon received the B.S. and Master's of Social Work degrees at the
University of Connecticut, the professional master's degree at the University
of Pittsburg, and the doctorate at the
University of San Francisco.
Rhonda Keaton, also serving her
second year on the LIS Advisory Board, is
a 1994 LIS graduate. As the LexisNexis
librarian relations consultant based in
Dallas, she serves librarians in law firms
and in academic, state, county and court
governments settings in Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
Prior to coming to LexisNexis, the leading
global provider of business information
solutions, she was the executive director of
Rhonda Keaton Legacy, an upscale gift store in Fort Worth.
She also served a stint as public services
librarian at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.
Rhonda is active in a number of professional organizations such as the
American Association of Law Librarians, the Special Libraries Association,
and several local and regional law libraries associations. In addition to the
MS from LIS, she received a BA in English from Texas A&M University
and the JD from Texas Wesleyan University.
Rhonda says that she "has always liked to travel as a hobby but to be
able to do it as part of my work has been a real bonus." She also confides
that if she were not a librarian she would be an art historian working as a
curator in a museum.
LIS COHORTS AND PROGRAMS
Greater Los Angeles Regional Cohort
Working in close collaboration, UNT LIS
and California State University, Northridge
(CSUN) are creating a special greater Los
Angeles regional cohort for the MS degree in
library and information sciences. Beginning in
fall 2009, the cohort, limited to 40 students,
will begin courses online from UNT and
on-site on the CSUN campus, taught by
a team of UNT faculty, CSUN faculty,
and distinguished senior library
professionals. A strong emphasis will be
placed on the challenges and
opportunities that are distinctive to the
management of libraries, library
collections, and services in a diver ,s
In fall 2008, LIS began the Georgia cohort
with a two-day institute held at the Emory
University Robert W. Woodruff Library, with
the remainder of the instruction delivered
online. The cohort includes 60 students, 35 of
whom are funded with a $700,000 grant from
the Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program.
The grant was received in partnership with the
State Library of Georgia, Emory University, and
Atlanta University Center. The latter is the
largest consortium supporting African-
American higher education in the nation,
comprised of five historically black colleges in
southwest Atlanta: Spelman College, Clark
Atlanta University, the Interdenominational
Center, Morehouse College, and the Morehouse
School of Medicine. The grant is designed to
increase the number and diversity of students
enrolled in ALA
- * accredited library
' programs in upper
. _ Georgia and to prepare
these students for an
I array of 21st Century
S . library careers with an
emphasis on digital
: knowledge management.
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