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Jan. 3, 2014

Lian Ruan (MS '90, PhD '11) is the focus of a recent Illuminate Illinois feature by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Illinois Chapter. Ruan is the director/head librarian of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an adjunct lecturer at GSLIS. At IFSI, Ruan works to provide resources to firefighters and others in Illinois and across the country. She also connects with GSLIS students who work as assistants at...

Oct. 28, 2013

For someone with a background in medieval literature and bibliography, as well as a love of books and paper, pursuing a degree in library and information science seems like a natural choice. In the case of Sidney Berger (MS ’87), GSLIS adjunct professor, a degree from GSLIS followed nearly 20 years of working as a professor, author, and rare book expert.

Oct. 25, 2013

Lian Ruan (MS '90, PhD '11), GSLIS adjunct lecturer, has been awarded a 2013 Diversity Research Grant from the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity.

Sep. 30, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded GSLIS a $46,678 National Leadership Grant for the project, “Closing the App Gap.” The principal investigator on this planning project is Deborah Stevenson, assistant professor and director of the Center for Children’s Books at GSLIS. Kate McDowell, GSLIS associate professor, will serve as co-PI.

Sep. 26, 2013

Nanette Perez, program officer for the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, will visit GSLIS to discuss Banned Books Week. She will talk about the history of the event and how it has grown over the years. She will also discuss how BBW is celebrated; how BBW can benefit libraries, schools, and information organizations; and how BBW events benefit library patrons.

Sep. 18, 2013

Assistant Professor Emily Knox has written a chapter in the newly published book, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America, edited by Christine Pawley and Louise S. Robbins and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Using the heated 2009 challenge at the West Bend (Wisconsin) Community Memorial Library as a case study, Knox analyzes letters and newspaper accounts to explore the reasons why people choose to challenge library materials. Challengers at West Bend asked the library to remove a link from its website of recommended gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender titles for young adults as well as provided the library with a list of thirty...

Sep. 6, 2013

Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke and Merinda Kaye Hensley (MS ’06) were awarded a best paper award at the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 8) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2013. Their paper was titled, “The Critical and Continuing Role of the LIS Curriculum in the Teacher Training of Future Librarians.” The award, given by the International Information Literacies Research Network, was elected by the audience.

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