SILS Dean Featured on Cover of Library Journal

Release date: 
November 16, 2000

Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, dean of UNC’s number-one ranked School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is featured on the cover of the current (Nov. 15, 2000) edition of Library Journal, the nation’s oldest independent library publication. Marshall’s article, “Communicating Our Value,” is the issue’s cover story.    

“This feature in Library Journal is a great example of linking research to practice and I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity to communicate so widely with my colleagues in the profession,” Marshall noted. “It is important for faculty members to conduct research that is useful to the profession and that moves us ahead in areas such as measuring our value.”    

Marshall, dean of SILS since January 1999, came to UNC at Chapel Hill from the University of Toronto, where she served as a professor in the Faculty of Information Studies. She also served as an adjunct faculty member in the university’s Department of Health Administration, its Centre for Health Promotion and its Institute for Human Development, Life-Course and Aging.

Marshall has garnered international acclaim for her research in the areas of clinical librarianship and consumer health information services.    

Founded in 1876, Library Journal is read by over 100,000 library directors, administrators and others in public, academic and special libraries. Published 20 times annually, LJ combines news, features and commentary with analyses of public policy, technology and management developments. In addition, some 7,500 evaluative reviews written by librarians help readers make their purchasing decisions. Each issue reviews 250 to 350 adult books, mostly prior to publication, making it a source librarians as well as publishers turn to for early evaluations.