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Dr. Ana Cleveland attended the annual meeting of the Medical
Library Association (MLA) in Chicago, May 16-21, where she began her
duties as the chair-elect of the Medical Library Education Section. She is
gearing up for the MLA annual meeting in Honolulu in 2009. On
September 18-21, Dr. Cleveland, along with eight Rio Grande Phase II
fellows and two Houston Public Library Fountain of Youth IMLS fellows,
attended the REFORMA 3rd National Conference held in El Paso. She
also met with LIS students in the El Paso area and previous Rio Grande
Phase I IMLS fellows. A group of students had dinner with El Paso area
librarians and went to a breakfast for future leaders in the profession,
hosted by REFORMA President Luis Chaparro. During the conference,
Dr. Cleveland served on a "How I Learned English" panel and gave a
presentation titled "Reaching Out to the Rio Grande Valley: Recruiting
Librarians for Tomorrow." She is currently serving on several committees
for the University, including the Graduate Education Internal Review
Committee, the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies Dean Search
Committee, and the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access team).
She and Dr. Don Cleveland are continuing their work on the book
Health Informatics for Medical Librarians.
Dr. Ana Clevenland and attendees oj the REFORMA 3rd National Conference.
Two members of the faculty have received Research Infrastructure
Support funds from the University to improve the conditions of
research equipment and facilities. Dr. William Moen received $17,733
to purchase 12 workstations for graduate research assistants working on
funded projects, one server for research, data analysis, and development,
and one server with high capacity (Le. terabyte) storage. Dr. Brian
O'Connor received $23,288 to purchase ultra-high resolution imaging
system equipment to support exciting new research by Dr. O'Connor
Dr. Philip Turner, former SLIS dean and more recently
Vice Provost for Learning Enhancement, has returned to
a faculty role in LIS and as Special Assistant to the Dean
for Distributed Learning. He will remain involved with
the former Center for Distributed Learning, now the
Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CTLA),
with UNT's Quality Enhancement Plan and Next
Dr. Philip Turner Generation Course Redesign. The news release
concerning the change stated that "the University is
grateful for his 12 years of visionary leadership. Due in large part to Dr.
Turner's focused attention to learning enhancement, UNT has gained a
position at the forefront of distance learning and course redesign." During
the time that Dr. Turner served as SLIS dean, he was concurrently an
Associate Vice President for Distance Education. One of Dr. Turner's first
responsibilities on returning to LIS was planning and recruiting students
for the Virginia Cohort for which he serves as program director. The cohort
began in fall 2008 at a Web Institute held at James Madison University (see
Dr. Carol Simpson, who received the JD degree from Southern
Methodist University in May, served as keynote speaker at the Georgia
Conference on Information Literary in Savannah, October 1-4, 2008.
Her latest book, Copyright for Administrators (Linworth), was published
Dr. William Moen presented a one-day workshop, "The Future of
MARC, Cataloging, and The Catalog," at the Montana Library Association
conference in April. He presented at two conferences on a project funded
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop a learning
object repository for the Texas Course Redesign Initiative: "Reusing
Learning Objects: The Texas Learning Object Repository" at the Texas
Distance Learning Association conference in Galveston in March, and
"Reusing & Repurposing Learning Objects: Issues of Granularity in the
Texas Course Redesign Repository" in August. The funded project staff
included PhD students Svetlana Barnes, Fei Li, Serhiy Polyakov, and
Hong Xu. These students are also authors of a paper and poster session
that has been accepted for presentation at the fall meeting of the American
Society for Information Science and Technology. Stephanie Home (MS
'07), a student in the Certificate of Advanced Studies program, is serving as
project coordinator. Information about the project that continues through
August 2009, is available at http://thecblor.unt.edu. An article titled "The
Metadata Education and Research Information Commons (MERIC): A
Collaborative Teaching and Research Initiative" by Dr. Moen and others
appeared in the December 2007 issue of Education for Information.
Several faculty members, doctoral students, and alumni attended the
International Association of School Librarians (IASL) annual conference in
Berkeley, California. The LIS booth, which offered a gathering place for
UNT attendees, was managed by Drs. Barbara Martin (PhD '07) and
Barbara Schultz-Jones. Dr. Yunfei Du (PhD '03) and several LIS students
were on hand to make presentations, attend sessions, and network with
international attendees. Others in attendance included: Brian Kenny, PhD
student and editor-in-chief of School Library Journal, Katy Manck (MS
'05), and PhD students Linda Swarlis and Doug Achterman, as well a
Margaret Lincoln (PhD '06).
IASL attendees: Brian Kenny, Dr. Stein Martin, Katy Manck, Dr. Schultz-
Jones, Linda Swarlis, and Margaret Lincoln.
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