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Sep. 25, 2013

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Please join us in October for the third annual GSLIS Fall Reunion, a month-long series of on-campus and online events providing opportunities to connect with current faculty, staff, students, and other alumni. The reunion offers an in-depth view of the GSLIS community as well as the opportunity to experience it—through workshops, conversations, and activities that offer a variety of ideas and perspectives. Alumni are invited to hear about current research, interact with students, and engage socially with the GSLIS community.

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.

Sep. 6, 2013

GSLIS alumna Ellen Swain (MS ’95) has been named a distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Swain was recognized at Archives 2013, the joint annual meeting of the SAA and the Council of State Archivists, which was held in New Orleans on August 11-17. SAA members who have made exceptional contributions to the archives profession are selected as fellows, which is the association’s highest honor.

Aug. 14, 2013

GSLIS alumna Katie Blakeman (MS ’11) has been named one of the prestigious “Forty Under 40” award winners announced annually by Central Illinois Business Magazine.

The “Forty Under 40” awards honor young professionals “based on achievement, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement,” according to an announcement in t­he News-Gazette. Honorees are selected annually by an independent panel of judges.

Aug. 8, 2013

GSLIS alumni Paul Bracke (MS '97) and Beth McNeil (MS '89) have been selected to participate in the 2013-2015 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Program.

Bracke, associate dean for assessment and technology at Purdue University Libraries, and McNeil, associate dean for academic affairs at Purdue University Libraries, will join twenty-four other professionals in the fifth offering of this executive leadership program.

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. 16, 2013

Laura Barnes (MS ’93) is the focus of a recent Illuminate Illinois feature by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Illinois Chapter. Barnes is a librarian at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, the executive director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR), and the author of the...


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