Dr. Ed Cortez is professor and director in the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee. He joined the faculty in 2005 after serving on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for 17 years. Dr. Cortez has also been on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Pratt Institute, and the Catholic University of America, where he served as the acting dean. Dr. Cortez’s research focuses on the interplay between information technology, organizational communication, and organizational effectiveness. His work is at the forefront of information technology design and management, relying on ethnographic and social network theories. These developmental research approaches have been applied in a number of projects, including the REEIS initiative (Research, Education & Economic Information Systems) whose aim was to build a comprehensive web-based information system in the field of agriculture. For three years he was the principal investigator on the project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Books and Monographs
Second Generation Automated Library Systems: A Practical Guide (with Tom Smorch) (1993)
Managing Information Systems and Technologies (with Edward J. Kazlauskas) (1986)
A Study of Future Directions for the California Library Services Act: Bibliographic Database Program (with Susan Baerg Epstein) (1982)
The Use of Consultants in the Development of RFP, Using Consultants in the Library: A Management Handbook (1991)
What Libraries and Information Professionals Can Learn from Knowledge and Project Management (with Monica Colon-Aguirre), 17th BOBCATSSS Symposium (2009)
Few professions have seen as rapid change over the past several decades as the field...
Coping in a 2.0 World: A Toolkit for Librarians and Information Professionals (with Suzie Allard), 4th Shanghai International Library Forum (2008)
Strategies for Human Development of LIS Faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Johannes Britz and Isaac Kigongo-Bukenya), IFLA, 74th General Conference and Council (2008)
A Cross-Cultural and Bilingual Experience in LIS Education--A Case Study (with Robert Sandusky and Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos), Open Roads Conference (2008)
This paper describes a case study involving the synchronous delivery of portions of an undergraduate...
Forging Partnerships Across the World: International Collaborative Initiative between LIS Programs (with Johannes Britz, Isaac Kigongo-Bukenya, and Kendra Albright), IFLA, 73rd General Conference and Council (2007)
What the Information Professional Can Learn from the Information Technology and Project Management Knowledge Areas (with Edward Kazlauskas and Sanjay K. Dutta), portal: Libraries and the Academy (2004)
There are various forces driving change in the knowledge and skills areas for information professionals:...