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Mar. 7, 2014

David Larsen (MS '04) has been selected by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) to receive the 2014 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award. The award honors professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery. Larsen, head of access services and assessment at the University of Chicago Library,...

Mar. 4, 2014

davis-kahl_0.jpgStephanie Davis-Kahl (MS '98) has been selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to receive the 2014 Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished...

Feb. 18, 2014

An article by Assistant Professor Bonnie Mak and Julia Pollack (MS '12) was recently published in the Fall 2013 issue of Art Documentation

The article, "The Performance and Practice of Research in A Cabinet of Curiosity: The Library's Dead Time," discusses their exhibition held at the Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois, which investigated how the materiality of information shapes the making of meaning. By showcasing the physical bodies of the codex, PDF, online and card catalogs, and librarian, the exhibition fabricated an archive of the "dead time" of...

Jan. 29, 2014

The International Committee of the GSLIS ALA Student Chapter will host a panel discussion, “Libraries Under Siege: Censorship, Access, and Endurance in the Middle East” on February 7, 2014. Kathryn La Barre, GSLIS faculty member and the immediate past president of the International Society for Knowledge Organization: Chapter for Canada and United States will moderate the event.

This panel discussion will focus on the role of Middle Eastern libraries in environments fraught with civil unrest and military conflict. The participants will discuss censorship, access,...

Jan. 22, 2014

Five GSLIS students will join Associate Professor Terry Weech at BOBCATSSS, an international symposium under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) that brings together library and information science professionals, researchers, educators, and students. CAS student Nicole Helregel and master's students Emilia Marcyk, Erik Radio, Angela Stangl, and Sarah Yarrito will travel to Barcelona, Spain, for the symposium, which will be held January 29-31.

This year’s theme...

Jan. 3, 2014

Ruan-2_1.jpgLian 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...

Oct. 28, 2013

Profile-SidneyBerger.jpgFor 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...

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