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Simmons iSchool names new director


The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, USA) has announced that Dr. Sanda Erdelez will be joining the School as Director and Professor beginning in June of 2018. Dr. Erdelez is a world-renowned researcher in the area of information behavior and recipient of the 2015 “Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award” from the Special Interest Group on Information Seeking and Use (SIGUSE) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Dr. Erdelez earned her PhD at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University while on a Fulbright scholarship. She served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and as an Associate and Full Professor at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT). While at the University of Missouri, Dr. Erdelez served as the Chair of the SISLT Library and Information Science Program and as the Associate Director for Education at the Missouri Informatics Institute.

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