Advisory Board and Committees

Advisory Board

Purpose and Role of the IS Advisory Board

  • Represent the primary constituent groups — students, faculty, alumni, WNY library community and potential employers — which have a stake in the success of the IS program.
  • Provide advice to the IS program regarding all areas relating to its mission and strategic direction with a primary focus on areas related to curriculum, research and service, and serve as a liaison between the IS program and the constituent groups which its members represent.
  • Provide advice to the IS program regarding those administrative areas that bear directly on the ability of the IS program to pursue its mission, most notably, funding and technology.
  • Advocate for the IS program in the public forum and informally assist in marketing the program.

Advisory Board Members

Christopher Hollister, Advisory Board Chair
Associate Librarian
524 Lockwood Memorial Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-1323
cvh2@buffalo.edu
Large academic library (IS alum/WNY)

Dr. Heidi Julien, IS Chair
Professor
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education

University at buffalo
526 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
716-645-1474
heidijul@buffalo.edu
IS professor/WNY

Dr. Dan Albertson, IS Faculty Liaison
Associate Professor
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education 

University at Buffalo
530 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
716-645-1482
danalber@buffalo.edu
IS professor/WNY

Gina Nortonsmith, IS Student Representative
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
413-584-1533
ginanort@buffalo.edu
IS student/WNY

Timothy Galvin
[Retired] Buffalo and Erie County Public Librarian; Head of Extension Services; Head of the Libraries Union
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch
716-906-4372
timothygalvin52@gmail.com

Susan Janczak
[Retired] Adjunct Instructor
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
sjanczak@buffalo.edu

Carolyn Klotzbach
Research Analyst
Division of University Advancement
University at Buffalo
1016 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
716-829-3549
cmklotzb@buffalo.edu
IS alum/WNY

Sheryl Knab
Executive Director
Western New York Library Resources Council
4455 Genesee Street
PO Box 400
Buffalo, NY 14225-0400
716-633-0705
sknab@wnylrc.org

Library association – regional library council (WNY)

Joshua Mitch
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
716-883-4418
mitchj@buffalolib.org

Molly Poremski
International Languages and Literature Librarian/Digital Collections Librarian;
Liaison to Department of Information Science

229 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-7750
poremski@buffalo.edu

Kristen Squire
Senior Taxonomy Specialist
Edelman Intelligence
320 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607
585-613-0068
kristen.m.squire@gmail.com