Dr. Jennifer Weil Arns (Ph.D. '02), assistant professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of South Carolina, and alumna of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected vice-chair/chair-elect of the American Library Association's Library Research Round Table (LRRT).
Founded in 1968, the mission of the LRRT is "To contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems; and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also, serves as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science."
Dr. Arns is a graduate of Syracuse University where she obtained her B.A. in 1968, and she obtained a Master's in Library Science in 1970 from the University of California at Berkeley. She graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with an MPA and received her Ph.D. from SILS in 2002.
Her research and teaching areas include Information Systems Policy, Public Librarianship, Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services and Information Systems in Organizations.
Other officers voted into the LRRT include:
Elizabeth Marie Beers, Secretary/Treasurer
Karen R. Harker, Member-at-Large
Wanda V. Dole, Round Table Councilor
The group will begin their terms on July 1, 2013.