Ann Curry Named UBC Professor Emerita
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/04/17
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce Dr. Ann Curry has been named a UBC Professor Emerita.
Dr. Curry was a faculty member at SLAIS from 1990 to 2007, and is also an alumna of the School, earning her MLS from UBC in 1980. She holds a BA and BLS from the University of Alberta, and her Ph.D. is from the University of Sheffield. Dr. Curry is renowned for her inspirational teaching, for which she received both the prestigious UBC Killam Teaching Award and the ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence in Library & Information Science.
Her research focuses on censorship and intellectual freedom, as well as access to information issues associated with controversial topics and with restricted access for specific groups. She has a lengthy and successful association with the Library Association of Alberta, the British Columbia Library Association and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, where she worked to defend and promote the principles of intellectual freedom in Canada. Currently she is examining information ethics and the influence of the internet and social media on the changing nature of information access.
Dr. Curry left the University of British Columbia in 2007 to take the position of Director for the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She served in that role until 2011, and is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Extension Graduate Program in Communication and Technology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.