The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as two of the thirty-two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
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SciData is a new master’s initiative in the School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management. Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate faculty and their teaching, research and outreach. Their work is a big part of what makes UT Knoxville the great university it is. Check out today’s special events and faculty features.
Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Associate Professor Michael Palenchar from the College of Communication and Information.
Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging hours on her computer. Waugh is among the growing number of students completing their advanced degrees at UT Knoxville via distance education.
The College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville will receive $3.2 million over five years — the largest grant award the college has ever received — to participate in a National Science Foundation project to help create a data network that will enable earth and environmental scientists worldwide to share and preserve their research. The project is called DataONE, with ONE being short for Observation Network for Earth.