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Jun. 12, 2013

Current and prospective LIS students from across the Midwest traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to participate in the 2013 LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP) Summer Institute, which was hosted by the University Library from May 30 through June 2. LAMP is a network of information schools and academic libraries in the Midwest that collaborate to encourage students from historically and statistically underrepresented groups to join the library and information science field. The network selects a handful of college juniors and seniors each year to be LAMP Scholars and provides guidance and support for them as they...

Jun. 5, 2013

GSLIS master's students Karen Barton and Tracy Drake and doctoral students LaTesha Velez and Melissa Villa-Nicholas discussed librarianship, diversity, and technology at the University of California, Irvine’s History Graduate Student Association’s 17th Annual Conference, "Responding to Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Strategies of Resistance."

May. 24, 2013

Each year, GSLIS recognizes a group of outstanding students for their achievement in academics as well as a number of attributes that contribute to professional success. The following student awards were presented at the GSLIS Convocation on May 12, 2013.

Bryce Allen Award for Reference Services

Presented to Carl Lehnen by JoAnn Jacoby:

May. 14, 2013

Several GSLIS master’s students were among fourteen students selected to present posters at the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Annual Meeting held this past April in Indianapolis.

Rachel Lux took second place for her poster, “All A-Twitter: Archiving the Public Record 140 Characters at a Time,” while Sarah Hoover earned third place for her poster, “Digitization for the Digital Humanities: Addressing Needs and Anticipating Uses.” Liza Booker, Mandi Goodsett, and Rachel Mattson also presented posters. The posters were judged on content, value to the profession, originality of the topic, and how the topic was presented.

May. 13, 2013

Several GSLIS students and alumni presented at a series of mini-conferences held by the Illinois School Library Media Association over the past month.

The following presentations and workshops were given on April 20 at Westfield Middle School in Bloomingdale, Illinois:

May. 1, 2013

Five GSLIS master's students will make presentations at the LOEX Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 2-4, 2013. The conference, which focuses on information literacy and instruction, is a long-standing event in a field that is highly competitive for presentations and registration. Presentations include:

Blogging is Half the Battle: Best Practices for Content Development, Implementation and Addressing Patrons’ Needs with Social Media"
Presenter: Rachel A. Lux

Apr. 26, 2013

Graduation is approaching, and at this time of the year, we reflect on those individuals who have made a difference in our lives. New graduates and alumni are encouraged to honor GSLIS faculty and/or staff through the LSAA Tassel Project, which was established in 2011 by the Library School Alumni Association (LSAA) to support the creation of an endowed professorship in the School.


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