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Toni Carbo, PhD

Toni Carbo, PhD

MS Library and Information Science

Toni Carbo, PhD

Dr. Toni Carbo joins Drexel from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences (SIS), the iSchool - where she served as dean for 16 years, and as the director of the Institute for Information Ethics and Policy and the ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellows program. She held a joint appointment in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

Dr. Carbo's teaching and research interests focus on information ethics and information policy, specifically concerning e-government in the United States, the European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa and international information literacy, and on management of information organizations. She was a member of the U.S. National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council (NII AC) from 1994 through 1996, and was named one of seven U.S. private sector representatives to the G-7 Round Table of Business Leaders to the G-7 Information Society Conference. Additionally, she is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Information Scientists, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services, and the Special Libraries Association. Carbo was named a member of the International Women's Forum in 1997 and has chaired and participated in numerous international conferences.

Carbo earned two graduate degrees from The iSchool at Drexel: her MS in Library and Information Science 1973 and her PhD in 1977. She was selected by Drexel as one of the 100 most distinguished of its 120,000 alumni and was awarded its Centennial Medal. Additionally, in 2002 she was honored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education for professional contribution to LIS Education and in 2007 for her contributions to the Association. She was recognized in 2005 for her "inspiring work in the sciences" by the Women and Girls Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, and in 2004 she was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she was awarded the first Raymond F. von Dran Award for her "pioneering initiative and enduring support of the iSchool Caucus from her initial vision and commitment to excellence," by the iSchools for leadership in the information field.