Maria Bonn, associate professor and director of the MS/LIS and CAS programs, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She will begin her three-year term immediately following the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, which will be held from October 29-November 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bonn's research focuses on scholarly communication and open culture and on collaboration in the humanities. She teaches largely in the areas of academic librarianship, scholarly communication, and publishing. In addition to chairing the ASIS&T publications committee, Bonn shepherded the relaunch of ARIST (Annual Review of Information Science and Technology) and helped develop the association's new publication, Information Matters.
Prior to joining the iSchool in 2013, Bonn served as associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, where she managed the University of Michigan Press and Scholarly Publishing Office. She also has served as assistant professor of English at institutions both in the United States and abroad. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.
"ASIS&T and its members do invaluable work in creating and sustaining human and technological systems for the benefit of all," said Bonn. "As a director-at-large, my goal will be to increase the visibility and impact of the scholarship that comes from the ASIS&T community."