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Faculty and Students Participate at TLA 2019 Conference

Faculty, students and many alumni from the School of Information Science will be participating in presentations at the Tennessee Library Association’s 2019 Annual Conference, “Opening Hearts, Minds, Doors” April 24-26 in Chattanooga.

Student Presentations

  • Joseph Winberry: “Walking Together Through Open Doors: Successful Mentoring” panel, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday; College and University Libraries Roundtable Meeting, 1:10-2 p.m. Thursday; and “Opening Our TLA LogoMinds: Two Early Career Librarians. Two Roundtables. Where to from Here?” 8-8:50 a.m. Friday
  • Tina Reid: “Connecting Compassion with Service,” 2:40–3:30 p.m. Friday
  • Meredith Goins (PhD student): Wednesday, “Walking Together Through Open Doors: Successful Mentoring” panel, 8 a.m.-noon; “Resilience in Leadership: Balancing Your Heart and Mind” panel, 9-9:50 a.m. Friday; and the Library Leadership Roundtable, 1:40-2:30 p.m. Friday
  • Lydia Gwyn: “Lessons Learned” panel, 8-8:50 a.m. Thursday
  • Jonathan Wilson: “Lessons Learned” panel, 8-8:50 a.m. Thursday
  • Clancy Anderson: “Maximize Your Networking to Facilitate Your Programming” 2:10-3 p.m. Thursday
  • Kathleen Tyree: “What the TEC? Creating a Digital Presence in Your Community,” 3:10-4 p.m. Thursday

There are also two students presenting papers at the conference at the UT’s iSchool Student Forum 8-8:50 a.m. Thursday. They are:

  • Leah Cannon: “Preparing, Not Repairing: A Case Study and Best Practices in Proactive Link Management”
  • Scott Shumate: “The Impact of a Database Migration on the User Experience”

Faculty Presentations and Recognition

SIS and Chancellor’s Professor Suzie Allard said Cannon and Shumate were nominated and chosen by SIS faculty to be showcased at the conference.

“It is wonderful to have two representatives who can share a sample of the great work that is being done by students in the School,” Allard said.

SIS Director Diane Kelly will be the featured speaker for the “Walking Together Through Open Doors: Successful Mentoring” panel, which also features alum Martha Earl, current MSIS student Joseph Winberry, and current SIS PhD student Meredith Goins.