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Apr. 11, 2012

GSLIS Professor and CIRSS Director Carole Palmer recently shared her thoughts in the University of Illinois feature, "A Minute With . . .," following the Obama administration's announcement of a $200 million research initiative in "big data" computing:

Informatics is about methods and strategies for using information in organizations, networks, cultures, and societies. Our job is to make advances that help people get access to and work with information to solve problems and make new discoveries.

Nov. 9, 2011

Six GSLIS students recently participated in the first GSLIS in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Current Research held in October. These lightning presentations followed the familiar PechaKucha format, with each presentation lasting six minutes and forty seconds. Full video of the event is now available.

Topics and presenters included:

"Critical Issues in the Juvenile Detention Center Library," presented by Jeanie Austin, CAS student

"A Historical Perspective of Student Employment in Academic Libraries," presented by Beth Bohstedt, MS student

"Digital Storytelling: Combining the Practical with the Theoretical to Achieve the Best...

Jun. 25, 2010

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from IMLS totaling $988,543 to develop a sustainable and transferable model for educating library and information science master's and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers.  

Dec. 10, 2009

The foundation of a healthy democracy requires access to and sharing of information. In this first year of a new presidency, Barack Obama has made it a priority to create the most open and accountable administration in our country's history. Joining today's information technology with our Founding Fathers' visions can create a whole new model for citizen participation in democracy.

"Open government focuses on giving the public more opportunity to understand, learn about and participate in the actions and decisions of its government," said Jon Gant, GSLIS associate professor. "It's based on the belief that citizens and civil society should play a role to...

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