Bloomington, Ind—Cairril Mills, principal of Cairril.com Design & Marketing, has been appointed to the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Master of Information Science Advisory Board in Bloomington, Indiana.
Unlike many schools, the SLIS program offers master’s degrees in both library science and information science, in addition to an array of joint degree programs. Students can study digital libraries, information design, web development, and archives and digital preservation. It was recently ranked #1 in the nation in terms of faculty and program productivity for the second successive time.
“We wanted feedback about our program from people who would understand the work that our graduates do, would value SLIS’s MIS program, and who could give us advice that we would value and act on,” said Howard Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Information Science and Director of the MIS program. “We created the MIS Advisory Board to gain feedback on changing markets and to make sure that what is being taught at SLIS is relevant to the industry.”
In addition to Mills, other board members include John Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, BioConvergence; Cameron Carter, TechPoint; Craig Hickman, ProsLink; Brian Kleber, Director, inVenture; Carol Pendlum, Director of Business Development, Bell Industries; and Bill West, President, Option 6.
The board first met in late 2006 to examine curriculum, degree requirements, and marketing and branding of the program.
“I’m honored to join this talented board to support such a distinguished program,” said Mills. “Our firm has been involved with the program for the last two years and looks forward to its continued development and positive impact on the regional economy.”
Cairril.com Design & Marketing specializes in brand-building for small and medium-size businesses. Based in Bloomington, it serves a nationwide client base in commercial, government, academic, and non-profit sectors, and has garnered a number of national awards.