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, Board Chair
Interim Head of Scholarly Communication
324 Lockwood Memorial Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Office: 716-645-1323
cvh2@buffalo.edu

Dr. Dan Albertson, Department of Information Science Chair
Professor, Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
530 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
Office: 716-645-1482
dalbert@buffalo.edu

Dr. Valerie Nesset, Faculty Liaison
Associate Professor, Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education 
University at Buffalo
530 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
Office: 716-645-2412
vmnesset@buffalo.edu

Sumyung Moon
Department of Information Science, Student Representative
Graduate School of Education
sumyungm@buffalo.edu

Gina Nortonsmith
Department of Information Science, Alumni
Graduate School of Education
413-584-1533
ginanort@buffalo.edu

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

Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell
Social Science Librarian
422 Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Office: 716-829-9178
cmklotzb@buffalo.edu

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

Susan Janczak
[Retired] Adjunct Instructor
Department of Information Science
sjanczak@buffalo.edu

Kristen Squire
Senior Taxonomy Specialist
Edelman Intelligence
320 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Office: 585-613-0068
Mobile: 585-483-6518
kristen.m.squire@gmail.com

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

Molly Poremski
Humanities Librarian; Liaison to Department of Information Science
229 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Office: 716-645-7750
poremski@buffalo.edu