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SIS Advisory Board

2019 SIS Advisory Board

The School of Information Sciences Advisory Board was formed in 2005.  The mission of the board is to advise and support the school, its faculty and students. Board members serve three year terms and meet twice per year: once in person on the UT Knoxville campus (usually in the spring) and once virtually in an online meeting space (usually in the fall).

Distinguished information professionals who exemplify the library and information science professions from various backgrounds are invited to serve on the board by the school’s Director.  Board members elect a President, Vice-President (President-elect) and Secretary annually.  The SIS Advisory Board is governed by its Bylaws.

Current board members are listed below in the SIS Advisory Board Directory. The SIS Advisory Board provides counsel and advice regarding goals and objectives, student experiences, and resources and financial support. Their leadership and guidance help to ensure the school continues to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s information environments.


Meet Our Advisory Board

 

Jamie Osborne

Job Title: Branch Manager
Place of Employment: Knox County Public Library
SIS Graduation Year: 2008

Madison Langseth

Job Title: Science data manager
Place of Employment: U.S. Geological Survey
SIS Graduation Year: 2015

Ericka Long

Job Title: School LIbrarian
Place of Employment: Thurgood Marshall Middle School
SIS Graduation Year: 2016
Frank Allen

Frank R. Allen

Board Position: SIS Advisory Board Secretary
Job Title: Senior Associate Director for Administrative Services
Place of Employment: University of Central Florida Libraries
SIS Graduation Year: 1991
Term Ends: 2020
Gina Costello

Gina Costello

Board Position: SIS Advisory Board Vice President
Job Title: Associate Dean for Technology & Special Collections
Place of Employment: Louisiana State University Libraries
SIS Graduation Year: 2004
Term Ends: 2021
Casey Fox

Casey Fox

Job Title: Assistant Director of Development
Place of Employment: The University of Tennessee Libraries
SIS Graduation Year: 2015
Term Ends: 2021
Donna-George

Donna George

Job Title: Director of Product Development
Place of Employment: Ingram Content Group
SIS Graduation Year: 2001
Term Ends: 2020
Andrew Grissom

Andrew Grissom

Job Title: Associate Librarian, Information Center
Place of Employment: Catalyst
SIS Graduation Year: 2015
Term Ends: 2021
Zoe Hoyle

Zoe Hoyle

Job Title: Science Writer/Editor
Place of Employment: USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, 2001-2017 (retired)
SIS Graduation Year: 1991
Term Ends: 2021
Susan L Jennings

Susan L. Jennings

Job Title: Dean of Library Services
Place of Employment: Chattanooga State Community College
SIS Graduation Year: 2007
Term Ends: 2020
Matthew Ownby

Matthew Ownby

Job Title: FilmStruck Digital Content Coordinator
Place of Employment: Turner Classic Movies
SIS Graduation Year: 2015
Term Ends: 2020
Elijah Scott

Elijah Scott

Board Position: SIS Advisory Board President
Job Title: Executive Director
Place of Employment: Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC)
SIS Graduation Year: 1996
Term Ends: 2020
Ellie Weatherly

Ellie Weatherly

Job Title: Data Scientist, AVP
Place of Employment: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
SIS Graduation Year: 2014
Term Ends: 2021
KC Williams

KC Williams

Job Title: Director
Place of Employment: Blount County Public Library
Term Ends: 2021
Ole Villadsen

Ole Villadsen

Job Title: Cyber Threat Analyst
Place of Employment: IBM Security
SIS Graduation Year: 2015
Term Ends: 2021

SIS acknowledges the substantial contributions made by former Advisory Board members.