The UT School of Information Sciences (SIS) Associate Professors Bharat Mehra (PI) and Vandana Singh (Co-PI) have been awarded a $48,708 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to conduct research focused on community engagement efforts using quantitative and qualitative assessment datasets collected from rural library staff in the ten states of the Southern and Central Appalachian (SCA) region. They will partner with state, county, university, and other types of libraries in the SCA region to research community engagement efforts and to create a strategic action plan for rural libraries to further community-centered activities and processes.
Thirteen New ITRL Students Embark on their SIS Journey
The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee (UT) announces the selection of students for the second generation of the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (ITRL2). The thirteen students accepted into the program will begin their studies during the summer of 2013.
The ITRL2 grant program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and was created to educate individuals who are working in rural libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachian region. Rural libraries serve as critical sources of important information for their residents due to the lack of Internet access … Read more “Thirteen New ITRL Students Embark on their SIS Journey”
SIS Alumni and Faculty Supports CCI Diversity
Theresa Venable (MS/ IS ’03) is the Librarian and Programs Coordinator for the Children’s Defense Fund at the (Alex) Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. She also serves as a College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors member. She along with Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Vandana Singh anchored the School of Information Sciences table at the 2013 Experience Diversity Banquet Friday February 22, 2013. The School has a long tradition of supporting the College’s campus-wide diversity and inclusion activities.
SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase Hispanic participation in teaching library science.
The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)as two of the 32 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) received a grant award of $478,258 for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2), which offers scholarships to thirteen rural librarians in the Appalachian region of … Read more “SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants”