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The Information Institute of Syracuse announces Research Scientist Program
The Information Institute of Syracuse announces Research Scientist ProgramApril 11, 2003Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
The Information Institute of Syracuse in the University’s School of Information Studies has announced the establishment of the Research Scientist Program. The program was developed to cement and celebrate the institute’s relationship with collaborating researchers and faculty at SU and other universities.
Founding participants in the program are Senior Research Scientist Stuart Sutton of the University of Washington, who was also recently appointed director of the Institute’s Education Digital Library Initiative; Distinguished Research Scientist Charles McClure of Florida State University, and Research Scientists Abby Goodrum, Scott Nicholson, and Ryan Laundry ’98. Goodrum and Nicholson are faculty members in the School of Information Studies. Laundry works on the institute’s Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) project with Sutton at the University of Washington.
Sutton, a former faculty member in the School of Information Studies, has been serving in the role of senior research scientist at the institute since the inception of the GEM project in 1996, which he co-founded. In his new role as director of the Education Digital Library Initiative, he will more directly manage the project’s direction and staff.
“Stuart brings a wealth of experience in both digital libraries as well as leadership,” says R. David Lankes, executive director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. “His background as director of San Jose’s library school program and his knowledge of information organization make him an ideal leader in the institute.”