I strongly believe that, alongside research and teaching, professional service to one’s institution, the local library and information science (LIS) community, and the LIS field is an important part of being a faculty member in the field. Such service helps promote the development of the field and its research, teaching, and professional activities, and my involvement in it ensures that I am an active participant in this process. Such service also informs my research and teaching activities as I progress in my career.
My service as a doctoral student, adjunct professor, and assistant professor has included, among other examples:
Peer review for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Library and Information Research, Journal of Information Science, New Media and Society, and Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, as well as six Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meetings and six iConferences
Membership on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Membership in the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Canadian Association for Information Science, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), American Library Association (ALA), and Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Serving as Communications Officer, Secretary, and Social Chair for ASIS&T’s SIG SI, the special interest group for Social Informatics
Serving as a member of the Task Force on ASIS&T’s Web Presence, led by Diane Rasmussen Pennington
Serving as Secretary of Beta Phi Mu, Gamma Chapter at Florida State University (FSU)
Participating in the Doctoral Program Committee (DPC) of the FSU School of Information as one of four student representatives
Representing the College of Communication and Information in FSU’s Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) and serving as Vice Chair of COGS’s Academics and Student Life Committee
Please read my service statement for more details of my service philosophy and my current and future service activities and goals.