Faculty Spotlight – September 2020

SLIS Director Dr. James Elmborg was elected co-chair of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Council of Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs for 2020-2021. ALISE is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in library and information science, and associated disciplines. It promotes innovation and excellence internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and dissemination of scholarship.


Dr. Jamie Naidoo presented “Diversifying Library Services via Inclusive Spaces, Programs, and Collections” as part of the Jefferson County Public Library Association’s (JCPLA) Staff Appreciation Week at the Birmingham Public Library in September 2020.


Dr. Steven Yates was a featured speaker for the Tennessee Association of School Librarians Virtual Conference on September 26. He presented “Titans for Advocacy: Building Your Publicity Plan for Success.”