MLIS Program Advisory Board members are distinguished information professionals from around the region who represent the different stakeholder groups served by the Valdosta State University MLIS degree program. The group includes library and information science educators, industry leaders, and distinguished practitioners. The Board provides external perspective for the MLIS Program.
The mission of the revitalized MLIS Program Advisory Board is to advise and support the MLIS degree program, its faculty, and students. Board members will serve staggered three year terms and meet in person once a year at a Georgia Library Association meeting. An additional virtual meeting will be held each year.
Advisory Board members are asked to:
- Communicate stakeholder needs to the department,
- Contribute expertise as appropriate to curriculum revision and development, recruiting, and accreditation compliance,
- Provide guidance on professional development experiences for students and alumni,
- Participate in at least one teleconference per year in which these and other pertinent issues will be addressed.
MLIS Advisory Board 2014-15 RosterAlan M. Bernstein, EdD., MLISDean of Odum LibraryValdosta State University
Dick Kawooya, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of South Carolina
Rosalind K. Lett, MBA, MSLS, AHIPDirector, Clayton County Library System
Tamara Livingston, Ph.D, C.A.Director of ArchivesArchives, Rare Books, and Records ManagementKennesaw State University Kathleen McCook, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
School of Information
University of South Florida Kate Nevins
Chief Executive OfficerLyrasis
Merryll S. PensonExecutive Director for Library Services,Board of Regents, Information Technology ServicesUniversity Systems of Georgia Gail Roberts,Director of Library & Media Services,Southwest Georgia Technical College
Wendy S. Wilmoth, DPA, MLISDirector of Learning ResourcesGeorgia Piedmont Technical CollegeVSU MLIS Alumni Representative
ex officio:Julie White Walker State LibrarianGeorgia Public Library Service
Georgia Military College
VSU MLIS Student Representative 2014-15
VSU MLIS Student Organization President