Recent FSU-SLIS doctoral program graduate, Dr. Melissa Johnston, is joining the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies in August, according the following JESSE listserv post on March 23, 2012, by Professor and Director Heidi Julien:
The School of Library & Information Studies at The University of Alabama is delighted to welcome to our community Dr. Melissa Johnston, who will join us as Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2012.
Dr. Johnston will be taking a leadership role in preparing students for practice in the area of School Library Media. She also will be continuing her excellent record of research focusing on the school librarian as a leader in technology integration.
Dr. Johnston has published in School Library Media Research, Journal of Education in Library and Information Science, and School Libraries Worldwide, and she has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2007) and Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year (2006).
Dr. Johnston currently serves on the American Library Association Council. We are very pleased to have this energetic and productive scholar join our vibrant community, and we know she will be warmly welcomed to The University of Alabama, and to Tuscaloosa.