Aiken, SC (7/19/2023) — The University of South Carolina Aiken is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa A. Ennis as dean of the Gregg-Graniteville Library following a national search. Her appointment is effective Oct. 1.
Ennis also will serve as professor of library science.
She currently serves as the director of library and learning resources, and professor of library and information science at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, a role she's held since 2016. As director, she oversees all library operations including budget preparation, allocation of resources, evaluation of services, and more. She also provides leadership and strategic planning for the new digital biomedical library.
Prior to that, Ennis served as information technology librarian and professor of library science at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also previously served as systems librarian and associate professor, and reference librarian and assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; reference librarian and assistant professor at Georgia College and State University; and information systems specialist at Helen Ross McNabb Center.
She received a Masters of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Ennis is the recipient of the American Public Health Association's Sewell Travel Award for Public Health, and Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine's Librarian of the Year for Outstanding Support of Resident Education, Southeast Health Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2018-2019.
She is an active scholar with a history of published peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters. In addition, she has successfully secured grants supporting expanded educational support and health care access.
Ennis earned her doctorate in public health from Samford University; her master's in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and a bachelor's in history from Mercer University.
In her spare time, Lisa is an avid master gardener who loves to talk about the importance of native plants in the landscape, how to attract pollinators and birds, and more. She can often be found outside with her sketchbook and rescue dogs.