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May. 30, 2014

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 18, 2014.

Bryce Allen Award for Reference Services

Presented to Holly Luetkenhaus by Assistant Professor Dr. Nicole A. Cooke:

During her time at GSLIS, Holly Luetkenhaus proved herself to be an outstanding aspiring information professional. Holly...

May. 8, 2014

Students of LIS590AP: Publishing as an Information Profession have learned the ins and outs of publishing during the first offering of the course this semester. To put theory into practice, the students have created InfoBlitz, a blog that will feature posts on a variety of LIS topics. Entries will include editorials, commentary on current issues in the field, and reports on field experiences, lectures, and conferences.  

“Research and engagement with professional literature are important components of...

May. 1, 2014

054%20tmc_0.JPGGraduation 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...

Apr. 28, 2014

Busscher-WithStory.jpgCourtney Busscher came to GSLIS to pursue an interdisciplinary degree that would complement her broad interests—including literature, psychology, and languages—and prepare her for work in a fast-paced environment. As a data management intern, Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow, and president of...

Apr. 24, 2014

The American Library Association hosted a spring retreat for the Spectrum Doctoral Fellows on April 5-7 at the iHotel and Conference Center on the Illinois campus. Assistant Professor Nicole Cooke co-planned the event, which was sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program seeks to reinforce and expand efforts to recruit racially and ethnically diverse individuals to the LIS professorate. 

“I was a 2008 Spectrum Doctoral Fellow...

Apr. 18, 2014

locke_picture.jpgThis fall GSLIS master’s student Brandon Locke will take on the role of digital social science and humanities specialist at Michigan State University (MSU). In this new position, he will coordinate MSU’s new Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR). Located within the university’s Department...

Apr. 9, 2014

Wickes&Surbeck-sized.jpgProgrammers from around the world will flock to Montreal on April 9-17 for PyCon 2014, the world’s largest gathering for users of the...

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