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Jan. 25, 2016

Associate Professor Miles Efron has been named the GSLIS Centennial Scholar for 2015-2016. The Centennial Scholar award is endowed by alumni and friends of GSLIS and given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science.

“This is a real honor. One of the things that makes GSLIS a great academic home is the excellence and intellectual diversity of our faculty. To be recognized in this way by colleagues whom I really admire is so gratifying. I give my strongest thanks to the GSLIS faculty for this recognition...

Dec. 11, 2015

J. Stephen Downie, GSLIS professor and associate director for research, gave a keynote at the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) held in Malaga, Spain, this fall.

Downie reflected on how far music information retrieval (MIR) research has come in making access to music resources quick and simple over the last three decades.

“I am constantly surprised by the totally groovy and jaw-droppingly spiffy new music applications developed by my fellow MIR researchers. This represents the extraordinary vibrancy of the MIR community,” said...

Oct. 13, 2015

Despite the ubiquity of search in many people’s daily lives, a lack of search literacy can make it difficult to find solutions to technical problems, such as completing software-based tasks like troubleshooting program installations. GSLIS Professor Michael Twidale and Assistant Professor Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham have received funding from Google for a project that aims to develop an understanding of search literacy, and to recommend best practices for teaching technical search literacy and creating tools in support of this kind of search.

Google has awarded...

Sep. 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Emily Knox is the 2015 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Intellectual Freedom Award. The award, presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, recognizes an individual or group for outstanding contributions in defending intellectual freedom or the advancement of these principles. The award is sponsored by Quality Books Inc. (QBI).

With research interests in intellectual freedom and censorship, print culture and reading practices, and information ethics and policy, Knox is a...

Jul. 13, 2015

stodden_victoria090527-cr-b_byGeorgeDyso Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and...

Jun. 12, 2015

shot2.jpeg?itok=GVHbOySW GSLIS master’s student Janet Swatscheno has been selected to participate in the highly competitive 2015 Library of Congress (LoC) Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. She will spend ten weeks working full time on-site in Washington, DC, at the LoC’s John W. Kluge Center, which hosts...

May. 15, 2015

Professor Michael Twidale and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa spoke on May 14 at the Workshop on Social and Collaborative Information Seeking hosted by the Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers University. The workshop brought together multidisciplinary scholars, including innovators in social and collaborative information seeking, with the goal of defining research challenges in the field.

Twidale presented a talk titled, “Searching for Help: How...

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