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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.

Aug. 21, 2013

GSLIS master’s student Yan Liu has demonstrated time and again that she is dedicated to pursuing a career in librarianship and willing to put in the extra effort required to stand out from the crowd. Since moving from her home in Beijing to the United States to study library and information science at GSLIS, Liu’s dedication has garnered well-deserved attention and praise.

Aug. 7, 2013

Samip Mallick (MS ’11) co-founded the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) in 2008 and hasn’t had an average day since becoming the project’s first full-time employee in July 2012. Mallick serves as SAADA’s executive director and president of its board of directors. His day-to-day work: figuring out what needs to be done and making it happen.

Jul. 8, 2013

Sai Deng (MS ’05) is a recipient of a 2013 President’s Recognition Award, given annually by the Chinese American Library Association (CALA). She is one of three award winners—including Maria Fung and Michael Bailou Huang—who were recognized with honorary plaques during CALA's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet on June 30, 2013.

Jun. 7, 2013

Do you finish every book you start? Or do you abandon books partway through? The Wall Street Journal recently explored the topic in an article, "Guilt Complex: Why Leaving a Book Half-Read is So Hard." Mary Wilkes Towner, adjunct lecturer at GSLIS and librarian at the Urbana Free Library, was interviewed for the article and cast her vote for letting go of the guilt:

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