[Asis-l] Introducing Dr. Tom Walker as the new Director for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

Heather Ranieri Heather.Ranieri at liu.edu
Fri Apr 22 11:58:14 EDT 2016


After an extensive search, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Walker has accepted the position of Director for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science and Associate Dean of the College of Education, Information, and Technology, at Long Island University (LIU), effective May 9, 2016.

Dr. Walker brings to LIU a wealth of experience as both a faculty member and an administrator that will enable him to work collaboratively in order to forward a vision for the Palmer School that resonates with the whole Palmer community. This vision includes expanding the diversity of academic opportunities within Palmer while increasing the visibility and footprint of Palmer within the NYC, regional, and national markets. In addition, Dr. Walker brings with him knowledge of libraries across the spectrum - public libraries, school libraries, special libraries - as well as strong support for community partnerships to extend diverse opportunities for our students.  He also prioritizes increasing research and grantsmanship in order to strengthen excellence in teaching and scholarship, and create funding possibilities for Palmer students.

Dr. Walker comes to us from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies, where he serves as an Associate Professor. He previously served as the School's Interim Dean and Associate Dean. In addition, Dr. Walker served as the Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Walker to the LIU community.

Valeda F. Dent, Ph.D., MILS, MSW
Dean, University Libraries
Interim Director, Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University
Founder, Rural Village Libraries Research Network

Barbara Garii, Ph.D.
College of Education, Information, and Technology
Long Island University

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