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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...

Jul. 1, 2014

GSLIS master's student Raquel Flores-Clemons is a 2014 recipient of the Society of American Archivists's (SAA) Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award. The award recognizes minority graduate students of African, Asian, Latino, or Native American descent who, through scholastic achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of SAA.

While pursuing her master’s degree, Flores-Clemons has served as an active member of an archive that seeks to identify, collect, and preserve...

Jun. 6, 2014

GSLIS doctoral student Melissa Villa-Nicholas has been invited to teach research methods at the iSchool Inclusion Institute of Information Sciences (i3) held this June at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. She will join a cohort of four doctoral students from iSchools around the country who will teach qualitative research methods to undergraduate students preparing for graduate school and careers in the information sciences.

"I'm excited to take part in teaching and leadership at the iSchool Inclusion Institute of Information Sciences. This program gives...

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...


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