Carol Tenopir

Carol Tenopir is a professor of information science at the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to her appointment at Tennessee in 1994, Carol was a professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa from 1983-1994. Since 1983 she has written a regular column for Library Journal and she has published widely on a variety of subjects including electronic publishing, electronic reference services and full-text database searching.

Two recent articles (co-authored with Lisa Ennis) explore the ongoing transformation of reference services in the digital age: "The impact of digital reference on librarians and library users", Online (v.22 n.6 1998) and "The digital reference world of academic libraries", Online (v.22 n.4 1998). In addition, Carol was guest editor of the September 1998 special issue of The Journal of the American Society for Information Science entitled Internet Perspectives (v.49, n.11). Carol is also currently at work on a book [with Donald W. King] entitled Transforming Scholarly Publishing which will be published by the Special Libraries Association in 1999.

Carol has served on numerous editorial and advisory boards including the Gale Research Publications Advisory Board and the editioral board of Online. Carol has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Information Science (1994-1997), and as Director of the Hawaii Library Association from 1990-1992. You can find Carol on the Web at