Carol Tenopir, professor in information sciences, won the Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholarship in library science that will take effect September 2005.
Because of the Fulbright scholarship, Tenopir will assist researchers and give lectures in Finland at the end of next year.
"I'll be working with faculty, doctoral and masters students at the University of Oulu to assist with their research and give lectures in the Library and Information Science program there," Tenopir said.
According to the Web site for the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, which helps distribute the various Fulbright scholarships, the Senior Specialist Program offers short-term grants "to go abroad to conduct teacher training, develop or assess curricula, or education materials and so forth."
Tenopir describes the Senior Specialist Program as one "for senior scholars who would like a Fulbright experience but who can't be gone for an entire semester or year."
"This is really quite a good thing for her and for the school," said Doug Raber, associate professor in information sciences and long-time colleague of Tenopir.
Tenopir's achievements give UT a "stronger international presence," Raber said.
Tenopir has recently returned from a five-week stay in Sydney, Australia, where she was the John Metcalfe Visiting Scholar in the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales.
According to Tenopir, she spent her time in Sydney conducting surveys as she has done for many years "on use of scholarly journals and reading habits of scholars."
Tenopir came to UT as a professor in 1994 from the University of Hawaii, and since 2003, she has been the interim director for the Center of Information Studies.
"Right now I'm not teaching for the first time in 20 years," Tenopir said.
Tenopir is the author of five books, more than 200 journal articles, and has recently received a grant for approximately half a million dollars from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to examine different methods of collecting data from electronic journals.
"I'll work with the UT library and with a research center in London on that three year project," Tenopir said.
Published: Tue Oct 12, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:28 p.m.