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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.

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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...

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.

Ruan, director/head librarian of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, shares the grant with Weiling Liu, director of the Office of Libraries Technology, University of...

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.

GSLIS and the Douglass Branch of the Champaign (IL) Public Library will work together on a pilot project to investigate the benefits of blending technology with traditional summer reading programs. The program will work with children...

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,...

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