Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Office: Davis 217
Voice: (803) 777-1215
Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science, is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Graduate School of the University. Dr. Zimmerman received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from Texas Woman's University, a M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S. in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas, and a B.A. from Carlow College. Her research and teaching are in the areas of information ethics, education for librarianship, school library administration, and literacy, reading, and children’s literature. She has published in and served on the editorial boards of several professional journals, most notably School Library Media Research and School Libraries Worldwide. Before coming to the University of South Carolina in 2000, she was an associate professor and school library media program director at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. In 1998 she received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Zimmerman is active in the American Library Association (ALA), serving as a multi-term Councilor-at-large on ALA Council, as former chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics, and as past chair of ALA’s Library Research Round Table. She is past president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the New York Library Association (NYLA), and served on the School Library Media Standards Writing Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In 2008 she received the AASL Distinguished Service Award. She has been elected by the membership of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) to serve on the 2013 Caldecott Award Selection Committee. The Caldecott Award Medal is given to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children published by an American Publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.