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University of Iowa News Release

June 30, 2006

UI School Of Library And Information Science Appoints Interim Director

James Elmborg, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in the Graduate College at the University of Iowa, has been named director of the school for a one-year interim period through June 2007. His appointment is effective July 1, 2006.

The SLIS, an interdisciplinary academic unit, is an invaluable source of new knowledge, technological benefits and professional expertise, affecting education, science, health, agriculture, global ecosystems, industry and sociopolitical activities.

The school offers master's and doctoral degree programs including joint degree programs with the College of Law and the Tippie College of Business, as well as joint certificate programs with Health Informatics and Center for the Book. Also offered is a state-approved program leading to endorsement as a school media specialist K-12. SLIS serves all Iowans by delivering selected courses to sites around the state via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).

David Eichmann, associate professor and former director of the school, will serve as associate director for biomedical informatics in the newly created Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, beginning July 1. He will continue his SLIS faculty appointment.

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