Dr. Carol Barry named Interim Director of School of Library & Information Science
The LSU School of Library & Information Science is pleased to announce Associate Professor Dr. Carol Barry was appointed as the Interim Director of the School, beginning March 2, 2015.
Dr. Barry brings a wealth of administrative experience to this new role. Her background includes significant leadership positions within her profession and at the school, college, and university levels within LSU.
She has served her profession in numerous capacities, including as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Guest Editor for the LLA Bulletin Theme Issue on Networked Access in Libraries, and Board Member of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
At the University level, Dr. Barry has served terms as Vice President, Secretary, and Senator on the LSU Faculty Senate, and she has chaired the Academic Computing Committee and Courses and Curricula Committee while serving as a member of the Grievance Committee and Budget Committee. Along the way, she has been tasked by university leadership to serve on a number of important ad hoc committees related to realignment, review and assessment, and PS-36 revision.
At the College level, she has served as a member of the Strategic Planning Council, Courses and Curriculum Committee, and on the Awards Committee, and she has chaired five SLIS committees on various occasions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Barry to her new role within the LSU School of Library & Information Science,” said College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Damon Andrew. “With the development of a new certificate program and specializations in information management, school and public librarianship, archival studies, and special libraries and information centers, this a pivotal and exciting time in the School’s history. I know that Dr. Barry’s expertise, leadership, and passion for this School portends an exceptional future for our students, faculty, and alumni.”
The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online education in library and information science. SLIS offers an undergraduate minor and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in library science, an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records & Information Management, and School Librarianship. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.