SILS Welcomes Visiting Scholars

February 29, 2012

This semester, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes at least two visiting scholars to the community. Dr. David Nichols is visiting from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Dr. Jong Sung Kim hails from South Korea.

Nichols is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Waikato University. He is interested in webometrics and digital libraries. In 2010, Nichols co-authored the informational book, How to Build a Digital Library. In 2006, he co-authored Digital Libraries in Education: specialized training course. He has written chapters in many books, and his writings have been published in numerous refereed journals. His visit to SILS is sponsored by Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. 

Dr. Jong Sung Kim is an assistant and associate professor and chairperson in the School of Library and Information Science at Keimyung University in South Korea. This is Kim’s second time as a visiting scholar at SILS; his first visit was during the 2001-2002 school year. He has had three books published titled The History of the School Library Movement, Seeking a Way for the School Library in  Korea, and Children’s Services in Public Libraries. He has also had over 30 articles printed in scholarly journals. According to his sponsor, SILS professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell, “His primary research interests involve library services to children and teens in Korea, specifically how to improve and evaluate the services children/teens receive from school and public libraries. He is also interested in bibliotherapy.”

Kim will be at SILS for one year, and Nichols will be visiting for a total of six weeks. Previous international visiting scholars have been profiled in a September 2011 article. 

A special SILS welcome to all of our visiting scholars.