SLIS Welcomes New Faculty Member, Ana Roeschley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 16, 2020
Baton Rouge – Ana Roeschley joins the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Archival Studies. Prior to accepting her new position, Roeschley taught as an adjunct instructor in SLIS for the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently a doctoral candidate in the College of Information at the University of North Texas, her dissertation research focuses on event-based participatory and community archives.
Reflecting on her new position, Roeschley stated, “As an archivist, librarian, and educator with over a decade of related experience, I am eager to work for a university that is committed to serving a community of diverse archives and information science scholars.”
Roeschley also expressed her eagerness to teach as part of the SLIS offerings through LSU Online: “My core teaching belief is we must meet students where they are, rather than expecting them to meet any imagined criteria of what a student ‘should be.’”
Roeschley is the recipient of the University of North Texas IS Academic Excellence PhD Award and is the inaugural winner of the Dewey E. Carroll Graduate Fellowship. Her education includes a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and both an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in History from Simmons College. Roeschley’s work experience includes time at the Downs-Jones Library and Archives at Huston-Tillotson University.
“My experiences in both the classroom and in the LIS field have allowed me to undertake a variety of positions from processing archivist to interim library director, giving me insight into the day to day responsibilities and challenges my students will face in the field,” Roeschley stated.
SLIS is excited to welcome Ana Roeschley to our faculty this fall. According to SLIS Associate Director, Dr. Ed Benoit, “Roeschley will further strengthen our archival studies program at an exciting time of transition. Her research and professional experience with community archives and social justice issues place her at the vanguard of archival science.”
About the School of Library & Information Science
The LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online prestigious education in library and information science. It is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana. SLIS also offers an undergraduate minor in Digital Studies, and three certificate options. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
About the College of Human Sciences & Education
The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,795 undergraduate and 1,935 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.