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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.

Jul. 5, 2013

GSLIS doctoral candidates Sarah T. Roberts and Miriam E. Sweeney presented on a panel at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Dublin, Ireland, on June 28. The presentation, "Free Speech, Visual Discourses and the Invisible," also included panelists Ergin Bulut, doctoral candidate in Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, and Victor Pickard, assistant professor of communication in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

The following abstracts describe the papers presented by Roberts and Sweeney:

Unseen Agents: Uncovering the Hidden Work of Commercial Content...

Jun. 20, 2013

GSLIS master's students I-Ju Chen and Brian Flota earned stipend awards to attend the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference, which was held earlier this month in San Diego, California.

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."

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