Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hope Olson Named Interim Dean of UW-Milwaukee SOIS

UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies reports that as of May 3, 2010, Hope A. Olson, Associate Dean and Professor of Library and Information Science at the UW-Milwaukee, began her new position as Interim Dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS).

Olson was named Interim Dean after current-Dean Johannes Britz took the position as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She has served as Associate Dean since 2007.

With a PhD in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Olson began her teaching career at the University of Alberta in Calgary, Canada. She also holds a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Toronto. She joined SOIS in 2003.

As an academic, Olson has already brought an abundance of esteem to SOIS. Her research in cultural representation in subject headings is praised as being seminal in the field especially her 2002 book The Power to Name: Locating the Limits of Subject Representation in Libraries. She also serves on the editorial board of two prominent library and information science publications, Journal of Library Metadata and Knowledge Organization.

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