Making Learning Real
Dr. Marti Smith for Presentation at
Reading Area Community College
February 27, 2009
Ask the Informaiton Ethicist questions about your concerns about the uses and abuses of information, information and communications technologies, professional ethics in the information fields (librarianship, information sciences and systems, research, biomedical/genetic information, and all kinds of issues about moral values and public policy).
Brief Vita—Ministerial Services and Theological Education
Martha M. Smith
13E Fairway Road
Reading, PA, 19607
Phone: 610-775-4914; Cell: 610-772-1632
Blog: The Infoethicist http://infoethicist.blogspot.com
Current Career Interests:
Integrating Technology into Theological Education and Clergy Continuing Education; Interim Ministry; Fund Raising; Senior Services; Teaching and Library Work with a Focus on Information and Communications Technologies
Selected Work Experience
Dean of Library and Educational Services, Alvernia College, Reading, PA, 2006-2008
Auxiliary Associate Professor and Director of Distance Education for the Library and Information Science Curriculum, The College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-
Director of Distance Education and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Library Science, Clarion University, Clarion, PA, 2001-2002
Assistant Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program, The Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, Brookville, NY, 1998-2001
Director and Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, on the campuses of IUSB and IUPUI, South Bend/Indianapolis, IN, 1995-1998
Director of the Library, Saint Mary's College, Raleigh, NC, 1984-1995
Director of the Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC, 1983-1984
Assistant Professor of Religion and Campus Minister, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC, 1979-1983
Instructor in Religion Department, Part-time, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 1977-1979
Director, Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN, 1975-1976
Currently Ordained Member of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, 2001- the present
Formerly a member of the United Church of Christ Conferences—New York, Indiana-Kentucky, Southern Conference, 1983-2001
Ordained in the Eastern North Carolina Association of the Southern Conference, United Church of Christ, 1983
Formerly ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Western North Carolina and North Carolina Conferences, 1971-1983
Ph.D. in Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996
Ph.D. in Religion (Biblical Studies), Duke University, 1980
M.S.L.S. University of North Carolina, 1972
M.Div. The Divinity School, Duke University, 1970
B.A. (History) Duke University, 1967
Selected Publications and Presentations
Carbo, Toni and Smith, Martha (Eds.) 2008. Guest editor with Dr. Toni Carbo of a Perspectives issue on Global Information Ethics (1111-1123) for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(7).
Elrod, Ed and Smith, Martha. 2005. Information Ethics for the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (Ed. Carl Mitcham). New York: Macmillan Reference.
_____. (2003 Fall). Walking with the FBI: Patriotism as personal dissent. The Journal of Information Ethics, 12 (2), 10-15.
_____. 2002. Information Ethics One Year after 9/11. Ethics of Electronic Information. University of Memphis. Memphis, TN. October, 2002.
_____. 2001. Information ethics. Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 25. (29-66). New York: Academic Press.
_____. 2001. Global information justice. Library Trends, 49, 3,519-537. Ethical Issues of Information Technology.
_____. 1997. Information ethics. In Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Volume 32, pp. 339-366. Edited by Martha E. Williams. Medford, NJ: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science.
_____. 1993. Educating for information ethics: Assumptions and definitions. Journal of Information Ethics, 2 (1), 5-9; Educating for information ethics: Information ethics 101: Sources for faculty and students. Journal of Information Ethics, 2 (2), 5-10.
_____. 1993. Information ethics. Editor of special issue of North Carolina Libraries, 51 (1). Introduction, article (Information ethics: Freedom, democracy, responsibility), bibliography, and ethics quiz by Smith.
_____. (1992). Infoethics for leaders: Models of moral agency in the information environment, Library Trends, 40 (3), 553-570. This article is included in Informationsethik (1995). Edited by Rafael Capurro, Klaus Wiegerling, and Andreas Brellochs. Konstanz: UVK.