Dr. Claudia Gollop selected as member of the SIS University of Pittsburgh Board of Visitors

July 11, 2013

Dr. Claudia GollopDr. Claudia Gollop, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor and director of the Summer School program at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will serve on the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences Board of Visitors for a three year term that began April 2013.

Invited by University of Pittsburgh’s Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, Dr. Gollop said that she is honored to serve on the SIS Board of Visitors. A graduate of Pittsburgh, she received her doctorate from the School of Information Sciences and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 1994.

“My time at the School of information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh was very enriching,” said Gollop. “I have such fond memories of the School and of Pittsburgh, so it is an honor to be invited to join the Board of Visitors of my alma mater.”

The purpose of the 19 member Board is “to assist in improving the quality of the School of Information Sciences by providing candid, comprehensive, and informed reactions to its educational objectives and programs, and by providing advice on its planning efforts.”

A native of New York City, Dr. Gollop received her BA from City College-City University of New York (CUNY) and MLS degree from Columbia University before she received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She was appointed Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor for a two year term July 1, 2012. She received the 2009 North Carolina Library Association’s (NCLA) Roundtable for Ethnic and Minority Concerns (REMCo) Roadbuilders' Award in library education.