Linda C. Smith
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Ph.D., Information Transfer, Syracuse
-lcsmith, at illinois.edu-
Office HoursSummer 2013: Mondays-Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except when in meetings)
Areas of ResearchInformation system design; education for library and information science; impact of new technologies on reference and information services.
Other Professional AppointmentsResearch Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, Engineering
Teaching this Semester
- LIS501LE Info Org and Access (2013 SP)
This project will enhance the GSLIS doctoral program by building a stronger research community within the school for the study of information in society, including policy, economic, and historical dimensions. Project goals include enhancing the doctoral program curriculum; connecting the research community to the wider...
“Scientific collections created and used in basic research are an integral part of the nation’s scientific infrastructure. They hold specimens of plants, animals, microbes, fossils, minerals and other artifacts that together comprise a national legacy of biological diversity”. (NSF Scientific Collections Survey, 2009). Individual specimens in these collections serve as the anchor for an expanding array of information that grows and changes with time about the specimen and the group that the...
Field experience has long been recognized as a critical component of Library and Information Science (LIS) education. While on-the-ground experience and anecdotal evidence about the strengths and weaknesses of field experience programs abound, the LIS field lacks the research found in complementary fields such as education and nursing that is required to identify and promote “best practices” for this important component of LIS education. Field Strength, a project to be led by the...
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