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Sep. 22, 2014

Doctoral candidate Tiffany Chao has been awarded ASIS&T’s Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship for 2014. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the scholarship provides a $1,500 cash award to support doctoral students with their dissertation research. The award will be presented at the upcoming ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting in Seattle...

Sep. 2, 2014

LEEP student Lilach Manheim will present her paper, “Information non-seeking behavior,” at the Information Behaviour Conference (ISIC), an international biennial conference to be held this year in Leeds, United Kingdom, from September 2-5. Manheim has received funding from GSLIS to travel and attend the conference. 

Manheim’s paper analyzes how the decision to not seek information has been studied and understood, with an examination of how the lens of information-seeking research has framed the way non-seeking behavior has...

Aug. 26, 2014

GSLIS doctoral student Noah Lenstra will serve on the concluding panel at the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Fall Symposium, which will take place September 12 and 13 at the Illini Union. The theme of the symposium is “Oral History, Archives, and Innovation.”

Lenstra will present his work as the project director of eBlack Champaign-Urbana, a collaborative program focused on creating a digital library of historical and cultural material, blogs, videos, and other media of the African-American community in Champaign-Urbana....

Aug. 21, 2014

Kate McDowell (MS ’99, PhD ’07), GSLIS associate professor, has been appointed assistant dean for the Office of Student Affairs as of August 16, 2014. McDowell has been serving as interim assistant dean since January and will continue to oversee admissions, advising, career services, and recruiting while managing Student Affairs as it expands its services and renews its focus on student engagement.

“Our mission is to foster a learning experience that enables students to reach their individual goals in a balanced, healthy, inclusive student environment,” said McDowell. “We...

Aug. 11, 2014

Members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Committee on Diversity and Leadership have selected thirteen LIS master's students to participate in the 2014–2016 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) as ARL Diversity Scholars.

Underwritten by ARL member libraries, the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce offers numerous financial benefits to program participants as well as leadership development provided through the annual ARL...

Jul. 23, 2014

GSLIS doctoral student Peter Organisciak is among the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award given by the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities. The award recognizes a landmark contribution to the field of digital humanities made by a Canadian researcher or team or researcher(s) at a Canadian institution.

The 2014 award honors the group that created and initially maintained a project called A Day...

Jul. 8, 2014

Eight GSLIS master's students have been named 2014 Spectrum Scholars by the American Library Association (ALA). Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program was created to promote diversity among graduate-level library school students. Each master's-level scholar receives $5,000 from the ALA as well as over $1,500 toward professional development opportunities. In addition, GSLIS provides each scholar with a tuition waiver. Illinois residents who are recipients of the...

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