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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.

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.

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