Candidate for Director for External Relations

Lorri Mon

Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University 

Candidate’s Statement

Hi, I’m Lorri Mon, Associate Professor at Florida State University and a candidate for the position of ALISE Director of External Relations.  I’ve been a longtime attendee and presenter at ALISE conferences, and previously served as an ALISE Distance Education SIG Convenor, as well as a co-editor of a JELIS special issue on LIS online distance education.  I would bring to the role of ALISE Director of External Relations a strong background in social media management as an area in which I both teach and conduct research.  My prior experience in this area includes creating and managing social media sites, Wordpress blogs and web sites.  I also have some experience with digital video and managing presentations in online webinar-style environments, which may be areas of future interest for ALISE.  I look forward to working with the ALISE Board, Committees and members in continuing to support and build the “virtual presence” of ALISE. 



Dr. Lorri Mon is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication & Information's iSchool at Florida State University ( and Chair of the Master’s in Information Technology program.  She received an MLIS from University of Michigan and a PhD in Information Science from the University of Washington. Her research explores the impact of digital information technologies such as e-mail, chat, instant messaging, SMS text messaging, social media, and virtual worlds on online information services, and she was a co-recipient of the ALISE Research  Award in 2007.  She is currently participating in iMapLibraries, an IMLS-grant funded project ( Dr. Mon has been involved with the ALISE Distance Education SIG, serving as Convener in 2010- 2011.  As an LIS educator, Dr. Mon has worked with the iSchools IPL2 Consortium, which provides hands-on digital reference experiential learning in the IPL2's virtual library, and taught a variety of courses ranging from  reference and information services to social media management, including an advanced reference course, "Virtual Reference Environments" which  incorporated community service learning and hands-on experiences with a  wide range of information technology tools such as wikis, blogs, chat, virtual worlds, social media, and text messaging.  As a former federal depository librarian at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Dr. Mon has also taught government documents/e-government courses at Florida State University and the University of Washington.  She is currently completing her final year as outgoing Chair of ASIS&T's SIG USE (2010-2013). For more info:

Last Updated 7/15/2013

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