SLAIS’ Dodson Visiting Professor Talk

The Dodson Visiting Professorship is named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson. This fellowship provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend a term engaged in teaching and research at the iSchool and with the UBC community.

The iSchool is pleased to announce that the Dodson Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year is Dr Spencer Lilley from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Dr. Lilley will join the iSchool in September 2015.

Dr. Lilley is a Senior Lecturer in Te Pūtahi a Toi, the School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. His Māori tribal affiliations are to Te Atiawa, Muaūpoko and Ngāpuhi. Having published widely, his research interests focus on Indigenous information behaviour, Māori information literacy issues and professional and cultural development issues for Māori library and information management staff. Before assuming his academic position Dr Lilley held leadership positions in the University and Special library sectors, specializing in the development and delivery of library and information services to Māori clients. Dr Lilley is an Honorary Life Member of Te Rōpū Whakahau (Māori in libraries and information management) and is a Fellow and former President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.