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

18 April 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 publications.