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Nov. 1, 2013

GSLIS master's student and LAMP Scholar Katrina Spencer recently attended the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) regional conference held at the St. Louis Public Library from October 18-20. Her trip was partially funded by GSLIS and the Center for Children's Books (CCB). The CCB sat down with Spencer, who is interested in translation of children’s literature and the representation of global cultures that are considered “other” in children’s books, to talk about her trip and to get her tips on conferencing. The full interview is available on the CCB website.

Oct. 14, 2013

In this essay, master's student Regina Sierra Carter recounts her summer at the Smithsonian Institution, where she worked as a multicultural junior fellow. If you are interested in hosting a GSLIS student for an internship or practicum, please contact "Roy Brooks"-rebrooks, at, practicum coordinator.

Sep. 30, 2013

Carole Palmer, GSLIS professor and director of CIRSS, and Nicholas Weber, GSLIS doctoral candidate, will share their expertise in data curation at the upcoming John Deere Big Data Summit, which will be held in Champaign on October 1 and 2. The summit is intended to bring together analytic and big data thought leaders from inside and outside the company to showcase cutting edge academic thinking, applications, and real-life examples.

Palmer will present, “Data Curation: Investing in the Reuse Value of Digital Data”:

Aug. 23, 2013

Washington, DC—The ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership has selected 15 masters of library and information science (MLIS) students to participate in the 2013–2015 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) as ARL Diversity Scholars.

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. 21, 2013

Five GSLIS master's students participated in the University of Illinois’s 2013 Summer Pre-doctoral Institute (SPI). SPI is a campus-wide orientation program that accepts incoming graduate students from U.S. populations that are underrepresented in campus graduate programs. During the eight-week program, students enroll in an independent study, participate in a series of research-based seminars, and work with faculty members from their programs of study.

SPI participants had an opportunity to present their research at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium on July 25 and 26 at the iHotel and Conference Center.

Aug. 8, 2013

LEEP student Christina Nhek was recently named the recipient of two scholarships, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association or APALA Scholarship and the California Library Association or CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland.

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