Boards & Committees

Board of Visitors

The SILS Board of Visitors serve as trusted advisors on educational, research and service programs for the School. The Board assists SILS in enhancing the perception of the School, encouraging the highest quality education, participating in strategic planning, evaluating the School's progress and aiming to increase overall support.


Tim GunterTim Gunter 
Vice President of North Highland’s Global Expertise Network
for Energy and Utilities
Belmont, NC



Committee Members

Larry AlfordLarry Alford
Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 



Paul AndersenPaul Andersen
Vice President of Workforce Enablement Technology, The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA



photo of George CoeGeorge Coe
Chief Operating Officer, Follett and Baker & Taylor (retired)
Charlotte, NC



photo of Doug Diesenhaus Doug Diesenhaus
Interim Director of Library Human Resources for the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries
Chapel Hill, NC


photo of Meredith EvansMeredith Evans
Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Atlanta, GA



Charles Lowry
Professor Emeritus, College of Information Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park
Washington, D.C.


photo of Bob Martin

The Honorable Robert Sidney Martin
Professor Emeritus
School of Library and Information Studies Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 
Previous Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Joyce L. Ogburn
Digital Strategies and Partnerships Librarian, Appalachian State University
Boone, NC



Susan Perry
Senior Advisor, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (retired)
South Hadley, MA



Dr. Mae RodmanMae Lipscomb Rodney
Library Director, Winston-Salem State University (retired)
Winston-Salem, NC



photo of Fred RoperFred Roper
Dean Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science,
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC


Daniel M. Russell
Research Scientist, Über Tech Lead,
Search Quality & User Happiness, Google
Mountain View, CA


David Singleton
Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Charlotte, NC



Bernie Todd Smith
Educational Ethics Consultant
Rochester, NY



Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith
Co-founder, Vice-President, NoveList Division, EBSCO Publishing
Durham, NC


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Sarah Snow
Information Management Consultant
Chapel Hill, NC


photo of Fred Stutzman Fred Stutzman
Founder and CEO, Freedom
Chapel Hill, NC


photo of Julie WalkerJulie Walker 
Assistant Vice Chancellor & State Librarian,
Georgia Public Library Service ~ University Systems of Georgia 
Atlanta, GA


photo of Leo YakutisLeo Yakutis
Information Security Officer, DXC Technology
Cincinnati, OH



SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee  

The purpose of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee is to increase involvement and engagement of SILS minority alumni by strategically advising the Dean and School, developing a smart, sustainable and scalable plan in consultation with the Dean and School, helping to implement the plan and inviting other SILS alumni to join in.


Gerald Holmes
Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC



Committee Members

Saianand Balu
Director of Informatics, Lineberger Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Sayan Chakraborty
Manager, Technology Strategy and Architecture practice in Deloitte Consulting.
Pittsburgh, PA


Lewis Church
Principal software developer, SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC


Teresa Church
Proprietor, LTC Consulting
Cary, NC



Samira Fazel Creel
IT Manager, Capital One.
Glen Allen, Virginia



Claudia Gollop
Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor, SILS
Chapel Hill, NC



Lori Harris
Assistant Director of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH



Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Professor, SILS
Chapel Hill, NC




Jennifer Manning
Senior Research Librarian
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.


Irene Owens
Dean and Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC



Mae Lipscomb Rodney
Library Director, Winston-Salem State University (retired)
Winston Salem, NC





Linwood Webster photoLinwood Webster
Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC



ITAR (Information Trends Advisory Roundtable)

Luca Blanzuoli
Director, Credit Suisse Quality Management, Investment Banking,
Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation

Evan Carroll
President, Evan Carroll and Associates
Raleigh, NC

Cheryl Coyle
Distinguished User Experience Designer, SAS
Cary, NC

Samira Fazel Creel
Design Strategist & Technology Manager, Credit Risk Systems/Tech Innovation, Capital One
Glen Allen, VA

Andrew Fiore
Head, Data Science and Engineering, Asana
San Francisco, CA

Xin Fu
Director of Data Science, LinkedIn
San Francisco, CA

Lilyn Hester
Southeast Public Affairs Manager, Google
Chapel Hill, NC

Gina Likins
University Outreach, Open Source & Standards Team, Red Hat
Raleigh, NC

Christie McDaniel
Global Services Executive, Cisco
Charlotte, NC

Donna Reece
Senior Director, Information Technology, Quintiles
Morrisville, NC

Michael Wade
Senior Account Executive, EMC Corporation
Raleigh, NC

Jesse Wilbur
Interaction Design Director, IA Collaborative
Chicago, IL