Rich Gazan re-elected LIS Program Director 

After serving seven years as LIS Program Chair, the LIS faculty unanimously elected Professor Rich Gazan to continue in the same role with a new title, LIS Program Director, in the new School of Communication and Information in the College of Social Sciences.

“My vision for LIS is not to inflict any single vision of what LIS is or could be on students, staff and faculty. I want this to continue to be a place where people are supported to do the work they want to do, get to know each other as individuals, and develop LIS skills and perspectives to help the communities they want to help. That may not sound like the most radically subversive agenda, but I’m genuinely honored to be part of a community that values reflective and compassionate professional practice more than externally imposed metrics of achievement. As a program, we’re George Bailey, not Mr. Potter :).”