Still at the University of Illinois, I became a Professor in what was known then as the Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS) in the Spring semester of 2000. You can see what attracted me to LIS here. The School is now known as the School of Information Sciences, or simply the iSchool.
In 2004-05, I had a sabbatical in Europe, mostly around Paris, in Germany through a joint NSF/DFG project, and through Fulbright Specialist grants in Finland and Sweden.
In 2007-08 I held a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the National College of Ireland in Dublin. At other times, I’ve had extended projects in Turkey, China, Romania, Nepal, and other places.
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