Director-at-Large, Diane Neal

Diane Neal

Diane Neal is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, and holds the permanent title of Visiting Scholar at The University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Since earning information science degrees (MS, PhD) from the University of North Texas, Diane has also held academic appointments at North Carolina Central University and Texas Womanís University. Additionally, she has been a systems librarian and a corporate information technology professional. She has held prominent positions for the iConference (2009 Posters Chair), Texas Library Associationís Automation & Technology Round Table (2005-2006 Chair), and South Central Voyager Usersí Group (2002-2003 Co-chair). Information about her teaching and research is available at

ASIS&T has been central to Dianeís career since 2001. Currently, she is the 2011 Annual Meetingís Knowledge Organization Track Chair, Webinar Task Force Chair, Information Science Education Committee Co-chair, a Chapter Assembly Advisor, a Bulletin Advisory Board Member, and a New Leaders Award Mentor. She has presented at or moderated over 10 sessions at Annual Meetings, and was 2008ís Posters Co-chair. She has multiple publications in the Bulletin and JASIST.

Her ASIS&T commitment has been recognized with accolades and elected roles. In 2009, the Bulletin Special Section she guest edited won the Special Interest Group (SIG) Publication of the Year Award. She has actively chaired two SIGs: Classification Research (2009-2010) and Visualization, Images, & Sound (2003-2008). Also, she was a founding officer of the award-winning Carolinas Chapter (2007-2009), and chaired the North Texas Student Chapter (2003-2004).