Two New Faculty Members Welcomed

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia, is pleased to welcome two new faculty members in January. Dr. Giovanni Michetti will be joining the iSchool at UBC as an Assistant Professor. He is coming to UBC from the University of Rome, where he has been Assistant Professor of Archival Science at the Special School for Archivists and Librarians. His research interests focus on digital preservation and records management, and his teaching areas have focused on markup languages in archival functions, informatics and cryptography. Dr Michetti is teaching two classes for the Winter II Term, ARST 515: Arrangement & Description of Archival Documents, and ARST 556D: Archives and the Web.
Also joining the faculty is Rafa Absar, who has accepted a position as a 12-month visiting lecturer for the period January to December 2012. She is completing her doctoral dissertation in the School of Information Studies at McGill University in Montréal. Her dissertation is in the area of human-computer interaction, addressing ‘Enhancing Navigation using Auditory Feedback." In Winter II term she will be teaching two courses, LIBR 553: Understanding Information Users in Diverse Environments, and LIBR 554: Database Design.




Michelle Mallette MLIS

Student Services Coordinator | School of Library, Archival & Information Studies

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