Print

Print


Dean Peggy Cunningham of Dalhousie University's Faculty of Management is
very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Louise Spiteri to a
five-year term as Director of the School of Information Management.  "Dr.
Spiteri's passion for her field, in-depth knowledge of her subject matter,
and strong connections in the professional community make her an ideal
person to take on the role as the SIM Director. I look forward to working
with her, and I am confident that the School will prosper under her
leadership."

 

Dr. Spiteri received a BA and MA in Canadian History from York University, a
MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, and a BEd (History and French)
and a PhD (Information Studies) from the University of Toronto. She joined
SIM as a faculty member in 1998.  Dr. Spiteri received teaching awards from
Wayne State University and Dalhousie University, and has served as the
Academic Director of the MLIS program at SIM from May 1st 2009 to June 30th
2010. Given her administrative experience, strong research record, and
excellent teaching, she exemplifies the characteristics we seek in leaders
within the Faculty of Management.  

 

Dr. Spiteri teaches in the areas of the organization of information,
including records management, cataloguing and classification, and indexing,
and conducts research in social discovery systems, classification theory,
thesaurus construction, and cataloguing. Dr. Spiteri's research has been
presented at national and international academic and professional
conferences.  She was amongst the first scholars to examine the impact of
social tagging systems and folksonomies on the integration of user-based
language into subject analysis systems.  Dr. Spiteri is conducting seminal
and highly-cited research into the potential for social discovery tools to
transform the library catalogue into an online, collaborative, and virtual
experience of walking through the library's stacks. Dr. Spiteri is actively
involved in several academic, professional, and not-for-profit associations,
and sits on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

Apologies for cross-posting