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LYRASIS. It’s a job that combines their passions for making information accessible with building up communities in information sciences organizations.

Working at a Consortium

LYRASIS is a consortium, which means it does the work for its library, museum, and archives members when it comes to negotiating licenses, getting the best price … Read more “Alumni Jill Grogg and Teddy Gray Talk About Working at a Consortium”


Alice Faye Duncan (’91) looks for those moments in history that define generations yet are not often discussed—and especially aren’t stories typically told via picture book.

She was the first-ever picture book author to delve into the Memphis Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in her book “Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop,” and now she’s taken on Juneteenth and the Tent City civil rights movement in Fayette County, Tennessee, in her next two books to be released in January 2022.

Becoming a Writer

As a child of two teachers, … Read more “SIS Alum, Children’s Author & School Librarian Alice Faye Duncan to Publish Two New Books”


SIS Associate Professor Vandana Singh has been increasingly sought after to speak about her research on women and marginalized people in software engineering—namely how those groups often face a toxic culture of inequity, exclusion, discrimination, and even outright bullying in their field.

Singh recently won the highly competitive Google Award for Inclusion Research 2021. Through this award, Singh plans to continue her research and teaching by developing and implementing an undergraduate course aimed at teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics to information technology students. Singh and University of Alabama Professor Jeffery CarverRead more “Associate Professor Vandana Singh Wins Google Award for Inclusion Research”