[Asis-l] UAlberta SLIS Welcomes Assistant Professor Keren Dali

Aman Powar-Grewal aman.powar-grewal at ualberta.ca
Wed Apr 13 16:04:00 EDT 2016

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta
is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Keren Dali as an Assistant
Professor, starting July 2016.

Dr. Keren Dali comes to SLIS after teaching for four years at the
University of Toronto iSchool, completing two years of postdoctoral
SSHRC-funded research at Western University in Ontario, and spending one
year as a Visiting Professor at GSLIS, Queens College, New York. Dr. Dali’s
primary interests are in researching diversity and immigrant communities;
reading practices in libraries and beyond; connections between information
literacy and leisure behaviors; relationships between LIS and Social Work;
and LIS education, with the focus on creativity and the issues of
accreditation. Dr. Dali is an author and co-author of over two dozen
publications in LIS and holds the inaugural Outstanding Instructor Award
from the University of Toronto; the inaugural ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award
for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults; and the
Outstanding Reviewer distinction in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network
Awards for Excellence. She has taught a variety of core and elective LIS
courses in the past and brings her expertise in and passion for teaching to
SLIS. Actively involved in academic and professional service, Dr. Dali
currently chairs the Education & Professional Advancement Committee for
ASIS&T, participates in the ASIS&T Information Professionals Task Force,
and chairs the 2016 Connie Van Fleet Award Committee for ALISE. She is also
on the International Advisory Board for the *Journal of Librarianship &
Information Science* (*JoLIS*) and actively reviews for other refereed
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