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Mar. 21, 2013

Master's student Jennifer Clark is spending her spring break at the Library of Congress interviewing those involved with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). Clark is participating in GSLIS's Alternative Spring Break, an annual program that places master's students in professional settings for a week where they can learn new skills, work with mentors, and gain a deeper understanding of LIS concepts in practice.

Mar. 11, 2013

GSLIS will host 14 prospective students on March 15 as part of the campus-wide Community of Scholars (COS) Campus Visit Program. The program brings admitted graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to campus to meet with their academic programs and give them the opportunity to network with current and prospective students. GSLIS will welcome four doctoral students and ten master’s students, who will visit campus from March 14 - 16.

Amani Ayad, coordinator for the LIS Access Midwest (LAMP) program, is arranging the students’ visit at GSLIS.

Feb. 18, 2013

At the recent iConference, a group of GSLIS students and faculty earned an Honorable Mention award for their poster, "Identifying Claims in Social Science Literature." The group included doctoral student Shameem Ahmed, Associate Professor Catherine Blake, Assistant Professor Kate Williams, doctoral student Noah Lenstra, and master’s student Qiyuan Liu.

The poster presented initial findings from the application of the Claim Framework to social science research:

Dec. 14, 2012

Seven GSLIS doctoral students received support this fall to participate in the iSchool Doctoral Student Exchange Program, an initiative led by the iSchools Consortium and funded by the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program was developed as a way to facilitate relationships within the iSchools community, provide opportunities to present research, and expose doctoral candidates to other research environments.

Dec. 13, 2012

GSLIS master’s student Lucas McKeever recently received an Acorn Scholarship for volunteerism and community activism from the Acorn Equality Fund, a grassroots organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students and their allies in downstate Illinois. The $3,000 scholarship was presented to McKeever at the 14th Annual Acorn Equality Fund Breakfast on December 1, 2012.

Nov. 9, 2012

Doctoral student Nic Weber spent the past summer working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as part of their Advanced Studies Fellowships Program. The Advanced Studies Program (ASP) at NCAR allows graduate students and post-docs to work with NCAR scientists and use NCAR’s high performance computing facilities to pursue topics important to their future career. Typically, this funding is set aside for research in atmospheric science, and Weber is the first information science student to earn a spot in the program.

Oct. 30, 2012

Six GSLIS students are recipients of the 2012 Sylvia Murphy Williams Scholarship Fund, and all are recipients of the Spectrum Scholarship awarded by the American Library Association. GSLIS is very proud of these students—be sure to read their profiles in the ILA Reporter to learn more about each award winner!

  • Anthony Bishop
  • Liza Booker
  • Christina Nhek
  • Thomas Padilla
  • Charlotte Roh
  • Jose Miguel Ruiz


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