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  Jose-Marie Griffiths, chief information officer and professor of information science at the University of Michigan, has been named the first holder of the Doreen E. Boyce Chair in Library and Information Science at the School of Information Sciences here.

Griffiths also has been named the first director of the Sara Fine Institute for Interpersonal Behavior and Technology. Griffiths will be an associate of the Learning Research and Development Center.

Her previous positions include: vice chancellor for Information Infrastructure and director of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee; vice president of information systems, planning, design & development, for King Research, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland; adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and visiting professor at UC Berkeley.

Her honors include appointment to the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; an award of merit, and a research award from the American Society for Information Science; a Top 25 Women on the Web Award; Special Libraries Association special recognition for research; Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Tennessee, and several National Communicator Awards.

Griffiths holds a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in information science, both from University College, London. Griffiths has written eight books and has published numerous book chapters, journal articles and technical reports.

From "People of the Times," University Times, 33: 15 (April 5, 2001): 23.