Editorial Board


Denice Adkins

Denice Adkins is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, and has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Honduras. Prior to her experience in academia, she worked as a public librarian in ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a member of ALISE for over 20 years. 

John M. Budd

John M. Budd is Professor Emeritus with the University of Missouri. He was an active faculty member there for more than 20 years. He was also on the faculties at Louisiana State University and the University of Arizona. Prior to that he worked several years as an academic librarian. He has served as Editor of the Association of College and Research Libraries Publications in Librarianship Monograph series and as Editor of Library Resources and Technical Services. He has been a very active scholar with a publication record of nearly 150 books, book chapters, and journal articles. He has been a member of ALISE for more than 30 years.


Editorial Board

James Andrews

Dr. Jim Andrews is the Director of the School of Information at the University of South Florida, and an Associate Professor of Information Science.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he also earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Dr. Andrews’ doctoral work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM) as a Predoctoral Medical Informatics Fellow in the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. His research and teaching fall broadly within the areas of health informatics and information science, with particular interests in health-related information behaviors in the context of cancer genetics, and terminology and data standards in clinical research. He reviews for various information science and health informatics journals, and is active in various professional and academic associations, including: the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA);  ASIST, SIG Cabinet Deputy Director; former Secretary for the Science and Technology Libraries Section, IFLA; former Chair of the Medical Library Education Section, MLA; within ALISE; and has served on the Executive Boards for the Florida Library Association as well as the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Dr. Andrews is a co-author on a number of peer-reviewed articles and has presented nationally and internationally at various meetings and events. 

David McMenemy

David is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Science and Deputy Director for Postgraduate Teaching in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Strathclyde.  His research interests encompass issues around information law and ethics, including intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, privacy, and the philosophy of information.  He has also extensively researched around public library policy and development in the UK.  He is the author of The Public Library (Facet, 2009) and was Editor of Library Review between 2006-2011 as well as co-author of Librarianship: an introduction (2008), and A Handbook of Ethical Practice (2007).

Suzie Allard

Suzie Allard from the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences is Associate Dean for Research and Board of Visitors Professor in the College of Communication and Information.   Her research focuses on the production and transfer of knowledge, particularly in the STEM domains and in the virtual environment across distributed work teams. Allard’s research is published in numerous international and national journals and she has been an invited speaker at venues in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America. Allard is the principal or co-principal investigator for more than $10 million in grant funding from multiple agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Sloan Foundation, IEEE, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Allard received her degrees from California State University at Northridge (B.A. Economics) and the University of Kentucky (M.S. Library Science; Ph.D. Communication). Before her career in academe, Allard was the vice president of Research Frontiers Corporation which provided creative consultation services to the entertainment industry.

Lai Ma

Lai Ma is an Assistant Professor at School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She serves as the Director of Master of Library and Information Studies programme and is a Council member of the Library Association of Ireland. Lai received her Ph.D. in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2012. Her research is concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. Her work has been influenced by the philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. She has published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. Her recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notion of impact in the context of knowledge production. 

Ali Shiri

Ali Shiri is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies in the University of Alberta, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland. Ali’s teaching and research areas centre on digital libraries, digital information organization, and retrieval, search user interfaces, user interaction with digital information, and learning analytics. Ali’s recent university and federally-funded projects have focused on developing digital libraries for the Inuit communities in Canada’s north, multilingual visual search interfaces for the UNESCO digital library, and learning analytics applications for learning management systems.

Kyung-Sun Kim

K.-Sun Kim is Professor at the Information School, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been active in ALISE, ASIS&T, and ALA, as a member of the conference, award, steering committees, chair of the juried panel, work-in-progress, SIG DL, SIG USE symposium, the committee on research and statistics, and so on. Professor Kim’s research focuses on information behavior, including the use of social media as an information source, information literacy, and user-centered information system/service design. She also conducts research on diversity and information equality. Her work has been published in over 50 journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Professor Kim has a Ph.D. from the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. Email: [email protected]

Keren Dali

Dr. Keren Dali is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada. Her primary research interests are in diversity and immigrant communities, reading practices in libraries and beyond, connections between information literacy and leisure behaviors, relationships between LIS and Social Work, and LIS education with the focus on creativity and the issues of accreditation. She holds the inaugural Outstanding Instructor Award from the University of Toronto (2013); the inaugural ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults (2015); and the Outstanding Reviewer distinction (2015) and the Highly Commended Paper distinction (2016) from the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Her previous work was funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2014-2016) and an American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney grant (2014-2015), among others. She is currently chairing committees for both ALISE (Association for LIS Education) and ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology) and is actively involved with the “Building Strong LIS Education” group at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations), working on the international assessment of LIS education. Dr. Dali is on the editorial board of the Library Quarterly and on the international advisory board for the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science (JoLIS); she’s also an associate editor for the newly founded International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. For the latest projects and updates, you can follow Dr. Dali at https://kerendali.wordpress.com/ and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keren_Dali

Heidi Julien

Dr. Heidi Julien is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY). She is a former department chair and has taught at the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University in Canada, the University of Alabama, and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, with a focus on digital literacy and information behavior. She has been a visiting professor at Swinburne University, the University of Pretoria, Charles Sturt University, and Beijing Normal University, and she has been invited to give plenary talks around the world. She has served as editor and on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and on the editorial boards of Library & Information Science Research, and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association for Library and Information Science, and Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, as well as the editorial advisory boards of Information and Learning Sciences, and Open Information Science. Dr. Julien is the immediate past-president of the Association for Library & Information Science Education, and a past-president of the Canadian Association of Information Science. She is also active in the Association for Information Science & Technology, where she served as chair of SIG USE. 

Rachel Ivy Clarke

Formerly the cataloging librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Rachel Ivy Clarke is currently an assistant professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Her research focuses on the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to facilitate the systematic, purposeful design of library services and education. Her multiple-award-winning dissertation argues that librarianship is more appropriately viewed as a design field rather than a scientific one. She holds a BA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington.