Advisory Council

The School of Library & Information Science Advisory Council provides the School with feedback and input regarding its programs, strategic plan, student learning outcomes, curriculum, and other issues as necessary. Membership includes representatives of alumni, current students, employers, library professional and paraprofessional staff, professional organizational leadership, and stakeholders. The Council meets at least twice a year with additional meetings as necessary.

Advisory Council Members


Dr. Carol Barry, Director, SLIS

Dr. Will Monroe, Assistant Director Instructional Technology, LSU Law School Library


Kim Adkins, Chair, Louisiana Library Association, School Libraries Section

Katherine Burright, current student (Texas, out-of-state)

Rebecca Clouse, Chair, Louisiana Library Association, Public Libraries Section

Gina Costello, Associate Dean, Head of Special Collections, LSU Libraries

Susan Gauthier, Library Services Director, East Baton Rouge School System

Danny Gillane, Librarian, Lafayette Public Library

Elizabeth Green, current student (in-state), President, SLIS Student Association

Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian of Louisiana

Luis Interano, Adult Services Librarian, West Baton Rouge Parish Library

Sonnet Ireland, President, Louisiana Library Association

Amy Jones, Archivist, Diocese of Baton Rouge

Carolyn Loos, Senior Information Specialist, Exxon/Mobil

Dania McBride, current student (Virginia, Academic Common Market)

Heather Plaisance, Chair, Louisiana Library Association, Academic Libraries Section

Christy Reeves, Vice President at Ochsner Health System

Cheylon Woods, Director, Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette