Professional Organizations and Activities

  • Cengage Research and Learning Advisory Board, 2011-
  • Board of Directors, COUNTER Online Metrics, 2008-2011; second term 2012-
  • Member, IMLS Library Statistics Working Group, December 2008-2009
  • STN Advisory Council, 2009-
  • U.S. House of Representatives Roundtable on Access to Research, 2009-2010
  • Editorial Board, JELIS, 2009-2013
  • Chair, ALISE Publications Committee, 2009-2010
  • Member, Research Oversight Group, Publishing & Ecology of European Research PEER, 2009-2012
  • Publications Advisory Board for ACM, 2006-2008
  • External Assessor, Board of Assessors for Professorship of Library and Information         Studies, University College Dublin, 2008-2009
  • Advisory Board for ProQuest, 2005
  • Leadership Team, NSF DataONE, 2008-
  • Reviewer for ElPub conference, 2011, 2012; CoLIS Conference, Boras, Sweden, 2007;  EBRF Conference in Finland,2007, 2008, 2011; ICAL Conference, Delhi, India, 2009; Usage Metrics Conference, Lille, France, 2009
  • Editorial Board, “Information Science and Knowledge Management” book series. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004- 
  • Advisory Board for Information Science and Technology Abstracts, 2002 – 2004
  • Advisory Board, Ingenta, Inc., 2002 – 2003
  • Information Pro Advisory Board for Factiva/Dow Jones Interactive Publishing, 1999-2002Editorial Board, Library Computing, 2000
  • Judge for Online, Inc. best article award, 1997; UMI Excellence in Writing Award, 1986,1994, 1998, 2001; OCLC "On the Front Line" award, 1991; Roger K. Summit Award, 2001.
  • Organizing/Review Committee, Integrated Online Library Services Meeting, 1996; NationalOnline Meeting, 1987 and 1991.
  • Appointed Delegate, Hawaii Governor's Conference for Library and Information Services, 1990, and facilitator for California Conference, 1977.
  • Editor, Database Searching Series, Libraries Unlimited, 1988-2005
  • Editorial Board, Online Inc., 1986-1997
  • Editorial Board, Bowker-Saur Publishers, 1994-1996
  • Editorial Board, “Gale Directory of Databases,” Gale Research Publications, Inc., 1992-
  • InfoPro Technologies (Maxwell Online), 1990-1993
  • LITA Leaders, Top Technology Trends Committee, 1999
  • SilverPlatter Forum on Knowledge Management, October 1999, Newport, Rhode Island
  • DIALOG Information Services Inc., 1992 - 1993. Inform and instruct Hawaii teachers about DIALOG's Classmate instructional program.
  • Japan-America Institute for Management Science. February 1991. Present overview and options for online databases.
  • Hawaii, Department of Education, School Library Services. 1989 - 1990. Help librarians and teachers choose options for starting online and CD-ROM searching in Hawaii's public schools.
  • Hawaii, Department of Education, Public Library System. 1989 - 1990. Serve as technical expert to help public librarians choose options for starting online and CD-ROM searching in
  • Hawaii's public libraries.
  • Kraft Foods, Chicago. 1990 - 1991. Review specifications of in-house document automation.
  • H.W. Wilson Company, New York. 1990. Present options for full text databases.
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
    • Chair, Research Award Jury, 2011
    • Member, Publications Committee, 2007-2010
    • Member, Task Force on electronic publishing, 2003-2007
    • Chair, Task Force on Open Access, 2007
    • Member, Task Force to select editor for JASIST, 2007-2008
    • Juror, Research Award, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
    • Member, Nominations Committee, 2004 
    • Chair, Best JASIS paper Award, 2000
    • Mentor, Doctoral Student Mentoring Program, 2000, 2006, 2007 Annual Meetings
    • Juror, Best JASIS paper Award, 1999
    • Board of Directors (Elected), 1994 – 1997
    • Juror, ASIS/ISI Citation Analysis Research Award, 1998, 2008
    • Co-Chairman, Awards and Honors Committee, 1997 – 1998
    • Juror, ASIS/ISI Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1992
    • Member, Standards Committee 1991 – 1994
    • Chairman, Special Interest Group on Education 1985 – 1986
    • Chairman, Contributed Papers, ASIS Annual Meeting 1985
    • Chairman‑Elect, Special Interest Group on Education 1984 – 1985
    • Chairman, Education Committee 1982 – 1984
    • Member, Conference Theme Issues Task Force 1984

  • Newsletter Editor, SIG on Library Automation and Networking, 1981 – 1983
  •  Referee manuscripts for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Information Processing and Management, Journal for Education of Library and Information Science, Learned Publishing, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Online, National Research Council (2003). Review proposals for American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Periodically review dissertations/theses for universities in India, Australia, and elsewhere.
  • Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Hawaii Chapter
    • Chairperson, Professional Development Committee, 1984 ‑ 1985

  • Tennessee Library Association
    • Member 1994 – present
    • Publications Committee, 2000-2002
    • Founded and organized SIS student forum at TLA Annual Meeting, 1999 – present
    • Professional Development Committee, 1997 - 2000

  • Hawaii Library Association
    • Director, 1990-1992
    • Chairperson, College and University Section, 1980 – 1981
    • Member, Executive Board, 1980 ‑ 1981

  • Special Libraries Association
    • Research Committee, 2004-2005
    • Student Chapter Advisor, 2001- 2002
    • Chairman, H.W. Wilson Publication Award, 1987
    • Juror, H.W. Wilson Publication Award, 1986
    • Director, Hawaii‑Pacific Chapter, 1984 – 1986
    • Advisor, University of Hawaii Student Chapter, 1983 to 1994

  • University of Tennessee Campus-Wide or Interdisciplinary Committees 
    • Chancellor’s Top 25 Task Force, 2010-2012
    • Search Committee for Vice Chancellor of Research, 2010-2012
    • Newfound Press Editorial Board, 2008-2012
    • Strategic Planning Subcommittee on Research, 2008
    • Chancellor’s Synchronous Learning Task Force, 2007-2008
    • Institutional Review Board, Alternate, 2004-
    • Search Committee for Dean, College of Communication and Inform., 2003-2004
    • Chancellor’s Task Force for Review and Redirection, 2003- 2004
    • Research Council, 2003 – present
    • Vice-President for Budget and Finance’s Research Hiring Task Force, 2002-2003
    • Search Committee for Interim Dean for College of Comm. and Inform., 2002
    • Reallocation Task Force, 2001-2002
    • CIS/Mathematics Honors Committee, 2000-2001
    • Provost’s Council for Computational and Informational Sciences, 2000-2001
    • Program Review for the College of Education, Depart. of Instructional Technology, Research and Curriculum, 2000
    • College of Communications Graduate Studies Committee, 2000-2002
    • Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Computational and Informational Sciences,    1998-1999
    • Vice Chancellor’s Task Force for Continuing Studies and Distance Education, 1997-1998
    • Research Awards Review Panel, Graduate School, 1997
    • General Education Requirements Committee 1995-1997
    • SIS/Communications Merger Committee, 1997-1998
    • Search Committee, SIS Director, 1998

  • University of Hawaii Campus-Wide Committee
    • Manoa Library Committee, 1992 – 1994
    • Tenure and Promotion Review Committee, 1991 - 1992, 1993 – 1994
    • Information Tech. Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Access, 1991 – 1992
    • Mentoring Project, 1990 – 1994
    • Core Curriculum Committee, 1988 – 1990
    • Faculty Senate (Elected), 1987 – 1989

  • University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences and College of Communication and Information Committees
    • CCI Research Advisory Committee, ex-officio Chairperson, 2005-
    • SIS Director Search Chair, 2004-2005
    • SIS Faculty Search Committee, Chair, 1995, 1999, 2008; Member, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2008 
    • SIS Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair, 1999-2004; 2006- 2010 
    • SIS Curriculum Committee/ Core Curriculum Committee, 1995-2000, 2002-2004
    • SIS Student Affairs Committee, 2002-2003
    • College Horizontal Structure Task Force, 2003
    • College Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2002-2005