Board of Advisors Members

Members of the Information Science Board of Advisors serve for a period of three years renewable once upon recommendation by the chair and approval of the faculty. Members can return to the board for a new three-year period after a three-year break.  The purpose of this Board is to: 

  • Provide advice to the department chair and faculty on strategy, issues, and trends affecting the future of the IS Program in general and accreditation process in particular; 
  • Assist in public relations and strengthen relationships with libraries, archives, industry, and other key information and knowledge agencies; 
  • Provide input for assessing the quality of the IS programs, faculty and students; 
  • Assist in identifying skills and competencies as well as performance levels for target professions; 
  • Act as a vital link to the community of practice for faculty and students to facilitate research, teaching, and service; and 
  • Act as advocate to the department and support fundraising efforts of IS programs. 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Jim Ashley
VP & CIO 
Ben E. Keith Company

Bridget Barry-Thias
Manager, Medical Library
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Diane Bruxvoort
Dean
UNT Libraries

Daniel Burgard
Library Director
Gibson D. Lewis Library
UNT Health Science Center

Stacy Cameron
Coordinator of Library & Media Services
Frisco ISD

Lisa Casto
Director of Library Services
The Art Institute of Dallas

Denise Chochrek 
Senior Knowledge Analyst
New York Life Insurance Company

Rohini Devabhaktuni
Researcher
PTC Pharmaceuticals

Lisa German
Dean of Libraries
University of Houston

Mary Jo Guidice 
Director of Dallas Library Systems 
City of Dallas

Donna Kearley
Library Service Coordinator
Denton ISD

Tom Kimbrough (Past Chair)
Associate Director of Collection Development
Underwood Law Library
Southern Methodist University

 

 

Jennifer LaBoon
Coordinator of Library Technology
Fort Worth ISD

Edward Melton
Library Director
Harris County Public Library

Tuan Nguyen
Sales Consultant
Mackin Educational Resources

Shirley Robinson
Director
Texas Library Association

Lynn Simpson
Director
Library Service at Langston University

Mark Smith
State Librarian
Texas State Library

James Spence
Manager
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pharmacy Quality Improvement and Analytics

Nigel Thurlow
Chief of Agile
Toyota Connected

Clarice Weeks
Director of Library Services

Zale Library
Paul Quinn College

Roosevelt Weeks (Chair)
Director
Austin Public Library

Donghui Wu
Lead Data Scientist
Texas Health Resources