Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/news-rss.xml en GSLIS students to present at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-students-present-gender-and-sexuality-information-studies-colloquium <p>GSLIS doctoral students Emily Lawrence and K.R. Roberto and master's student Kellee Warren will present separate talks at the <a href="http://litwinbooks.com/2014colloquium.php" target="_blank">Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium</a> at the University of Toronto on October 18, 2014. The colloquium aims to view the information field through the critical lens of gender and sexuality, considering the challenges and advantages of that interaction. <br /><br />Lawrence will co-present, along with Richard Fry of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, “Pornography, Bomb Building and Good Intentions: What would it take for an internet filter to work?” Lawrence and Fry will argue that objections to content only make sense relative to situated knowers. The “situated knower” is a concept from feminist epistemology that relates to situated knowledge or knowledge that reflects a person’s individual perspectives, which are influenced by social locations. Thus, a genuinely successful Internet filter would account for features of both content and knower. Without mind-reading, Internet filters are at least conceptually capable of failure, and their “successes” will be in some sense incidental.</p><p>K.R. Roberto will co-present, along with Amber Billey of the University of Vermont, “Questioning Authority: Describing Gender in Name Authority Records.” New cataloging rules (RDA Rule 9.7) instruct to catalogers record the gender of a person. Roberto and Billey will discuss how this policy by the Library of Congress (LC) and the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) limits catalogers to a binary list of male, female, and not known, and reinforces regressive conceptions of gender. Roberto also will be moderating the session, “Descriptions and Discontents.”</p><p>Kellee Warren will present, “The Archival Science Profession and the Underrepresented: Enslaved Black Women in the French Antilles, French Archives, and French Attitudes.” She will specifically discuss archival appraisal theory, Black Feminist theory, archives, and power and the influence on the collection of archival materials on enslaved black women of the French Antilles. This history alludes to the global lack of diversity in the archival and library and information science professions.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-students-present-gender-and-sexuality-information-studies-colloquium#comments student news Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:00 +0000 cashwill 9504 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu McDowell to lead storytelling workshop for Municipal Clerks of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/mcdowell-lead-storytelling-workshop-municipal-clerks-illinois <p>Associate Professor Kate McDowell will lead the workshop, "Using Storytelling to Persuade and Lead," for the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institute and Academy on October 17. McDowell was invited by former senator Richard J. Winkel, Jr., who serves as <a href="http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/richard-j-winkel" target="_blank">director of the Office of Public Leadership</a> at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.</p><p>The workshop will introduce clerks to the basics of storytelling ethics, provide some examples of how storytelling models help to frame big and small conversations, and move into an interactive session where participants will be able to think of story prompts, identify common stories in their work, and strategize ways of telling and listening to help them serve their communities.</p><p>"As I see it, this is a great opportunity to connect with public servants who are responsible on a daily basis for making municipal laws and regulations easy for their citizens to understand and follow," said McDowell. "In preparation, I spoke with Phyllis Clark, who has been an elected municipal clerk in Urbana since the late 1960s. She was incredibly helpful in introducing me to the kinds of work clerks do every day and how storytelling—and story listening—can help address public concerns."</p><p>McDowell (MS ’99, PhD ’07) has been a member of the GSLIS faculty since 2007. She recently was <a href="/articles/2014/08/mcdowell-leads-student-affairs-team">appointed assistant dean for student affairs</a> following interim service in this role since January 2014. She teaches and conducts research in youth services librarianship, the history of readers, and storytelling, and she has published articles in <em>Children and Libraries, Book History,</em> <em>Libraries and the Cultural Record, </em>and <em>Library Quarterly</em>.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/mcdowell-lead-storytelling-workshop-municipal-clerks-illinois#comments faculty news storytelling Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:42 +0000 cashwill 9497 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Organisciak’s crowdsourcing research featured in The New Scientist http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/organisciak%E2%80%99s-crowdsourcing-research-featured-new-scientist <p><em>The New Scientist</em> recently featured research on crowdsourcing conducted by doctoral candidate Peter Organisciak. The article, <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429892.400-online-crowd-can-guess-what-you-want-to-watch-or-buy.html#.VC17HaPF89U" target="_blank">“Online crowd can guess what you want to watch or buy,”</a> highlighted research conducted by Organisciak and a team of researchers from Microsoft Research and MIT including Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research); Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research); Robert Miller (MIT CSAIL); Adam Kalai (Microsoft Research). </p> <p>Currently, most online prediction models use algorithms that need a lot of data to make suggestions to a user. In certain instances, however, there isn’t enough data to make those algorithms work. Organisciak and the team turned to crowdsourcing by online workers to make consumer recommendations and found that these “human recommendation engines” were very successful in predicting a user’s tastes. </p> <p>“When asking for people's input, the goal is often to reach a consensus or popular opinion. But with this work we explored online crowds for a different type of problem, where the right answer depends on who is asking,” said Organisciak. “In personal contexts, such as apartment hunting or travel planning, it is difficult to get help online because your preferences are highly particular.” </p> <p>Organisciak and the team gauged the opinions of online workers who were very similar to their user—a group of one-time personal assistants who had similar tastes they deemed “taste matchers.” They also solicited opinions from workers who only had a small amount of information with which to make a recommendation, known as “taste grokkers.” </p> <p>“We found that some people are remarkably adept at understanding your needs regardless of how similar they are. In fact, these taste grokkers can produce recommendations as good or even better than a well-matched worker,” said Organisciak. </p> <p>Consumers have become used to relying on the suggestions made by large online companies such as Amazon and because personalization is such a key component of a successful online business, Organisciak and the team are hopeful that crowdsourcing can bring success to smaller online companies as well. </p> <p>“Older systems have a competitive edge in recommendation because they hold so much data. Our approach can give a boost to new businesses trying to compete, helping the next Amazon or Netflix as they are starting out,” Organisciak said. </p> <p>The team’s paper, <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/2142/55268" target="_blank">"A Crowd of Your Own: Crowdsourcing for On-Demand Personalization,”</a> will be presented at the upcoming Conference on Human Computation &amp; Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2014) held in early November. </p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/organisciak%E2%80%99s-crowdsourcing-research-featured-new-scientist#comments History, Economics, and Policy Online Communities Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:59 +0000 kimsch 9494 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Solove to deliver ITI Distinguished Lecture on privacy and consent http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/solove-deliver-iti-distinguished-lecture-privacy-and-consent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> press release courtesy ITI </div> </div> </div> <p>GSLIS Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir is hosting renowned privacy scholar Daniel J. Solove when he visits campus to deliver a public talk, “Privacy, the Consent Dilemma, and the Problem of Defining Harm,” on October 14 at 3:00 p.m. The lecture is part of the Information Trust Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Bashir also serves as assistant professor in the Information Trust Institute at the College of Engineering. </p> <p>In this talk, Professor Solove will examine some of the challenging issues that privacy regulation must face in the years to come.  Much regulation of privacy seeks to facilitate what Solove refers to as “privacy self-management,” which involves providing people with control over their personal data, and allowing them to decide for themselves about how to weigh the costs and benefits of the collection, use, or disclosure of their information.  The problem is that in many circumstances, privacy self-management does not work and likely cannot be made to work.  Consent to collection, use, and disclosure of personal data is often not meaningful, and for various reasons, it might not be possible to make such consent meaningful.  The most apparent solution – paternalistic measures – even more directly denies people the freedom to make consensual choices.  Additionally, Professor Solove will discuss challenges in defining privacy harm.  Privacy harms are often abstract and not visceral.  The harms are often caused by the cumulative actions by a multitude of entities.  The law is currently not adept at handling these types of harms.  Solove will explore some ways forward in this very challenging area. </p> <p><a href="http://danielsolove.com/">Solove</a> is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a senior policy advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of <a href="http://teachprivacy.com">TeachPrivacy</a>, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.  Professor Solove is also co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles.</p> <p>Solove is the author of several books, including: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2&amp;path=ASIN/0300172311&amp;tag=thedigitalper-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325"><em>Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security</em></a> (Yale University Press 2011), <a href="http://understanding-privacy.com"><em>Understanding Privacy</em></a> (Harvard University Press 2008), <a href="http://futureofreputation.com"><em>The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet</em></a> (Yale University Press 2007), and <a href="http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/Digital-Person/index.htm"><em>The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age</em></a>(NYU Press 2004).  Professor Solove is also the author of several textbooks, including: <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Information Privacy Law</em></a> (Aspen Publishing, 4th ed. 2012), <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Privacy Law Fundamentals</em></a> (IAPP, 2nd edition 2013), and <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Privacy, Information, and Technology</em></a> (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012) (all textbooks with Paul M. Schwartz). </p> <p>He has written more than 50 law review articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and many others. Professor Solove blogs at <a href="http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/www.linkedin.com/today/post/articles/2259773">LinkedIn</a> as one of its “thought leaders,” and he has more than 850,000 followers.  </p> <p><em>ITI is a campus-wide interdisciplinary unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by the College of Engineering, that is fostering excellence in information trust and security. Participating units include, among others, the College of Applied Health Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Engineering; the College of Law; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Department of Aerospace Engineering; the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; the Department of Computer Science; the Coordinated Science Laboratory; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; the Department of Industrial &amp; Enterprise Systems Engineering; and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. </em> </p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/solove-deliver-iti-distinguished-lecture-privacy-and-consent#comments information security and privacy Online Communities Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:49:29 +0000 kimsch 9489 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Kendall caps first year of AoIR presidency with IR15 in South Korea http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/kendall-caps-first-year-aoir-presidency-ir15-south-korea <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/Kendall%20caps%20first%20year.....jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="165" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Halfway through her two-year term as president of the <a href="http://aoir.org/" target="_blank">Association of Internet Researchers</a> (AoIR), Associate Professor Lori Kendall has been busy making plans for the group’s annual conference, which will be held October 22-24 in Daegu, South Korea. </p><p>Internet Research 15 (IR15): Boundaries and Intersections will draw academics, students, and other researchers from around the world to this multidisciplinary meeting. During her leadership term, Kendall is working to expand the organization’s interdisciplinary membership to include increasing numbers of researchers from the arts and humanities, as well as a larger contingent of members from Asia, where AoIR will hold its annual meeting for the first time in the association's fifteen-year history. </p><p>“That’s one of the reasons we decided to hold the conference in Asia this year. We want to attract more scholars from the global south and from Asia, and so far that seems to be successful,” Kendall reported. </p><p>Preparations for the 2014 meeting have been anything but typical. Initially slated for Bangkok, Thailand, political events there forced Kendall and IR15 Program Chair Erika Pearson to move the event to Daegu. The two visited the new host city in July, where they found the town’s mayor and visitor’s bureau to be more than accommodating. They had opportunities to visit the conference venue and hotels where the three hundred or so conference attendees will stay. </p><p>“It was very helpful,” Kendall said of Daegu’s assistance in quickly reorganizing the logistics of the conference. “The amount of support we’re getting from them is unprecedented.”</p><p>A major focus of AoIR and a goal of their annual meetings is not only to connect the world’s top internet researchers but also to provide a forum for support of graduate students working in the field. A preconference doctoral colloquium will be held in which senior scholars will provide mentorship to students. GSLIS is sponsoring the keynote address, “Social Media on the Picket Line,” given by Jack Linchuan Qiu, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.</p><p>Though much of Kendall’s time so far as AoIR president has been dedicated to planning and then replanning IR15, she hasn’t lost sight of the other objectives she set out to reach during her term. AoIR.org has gotten a face-lift, association leaders have formulated a new statement of inclusivity, and efforts have been made to ease the annual transitions between conferences.</p><p>“I came in with several things that I wanted to do, and I think they’re going well,” said Kendall. “We’re continuing to make the organization run more smoothly.”</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/kendall-caps-first-year-aoir-presidency-ir15-south-korea#comments faculty news Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:59:21 +0000 cglaze 9464 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS faculty, student present at Digital Memories conference http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-faculty-student-present-digital-memories-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/mcdonough_1.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="225" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/mcdonough_2.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="225" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Associate Professor Lori Kendall, Associate Professor Jerome McDonough, and doctoral candidate Rhiannon Bettivia presented their research recently at the Digital Memories 5th Global Conference, held at Mansfield College, Oxford University, at the end of September. </p><p>Kendall presented the paper, “Personal Archiving and Digital Memories,” in which she explores the use of the term “archiving” as it is applied to the personal collection and preservation of family documents, photos, blogs, and other items. </p> <p style="padding-left:30px;"><em>From the abstract:</em> When we call what people do when they create, accumulate, organise, and preserve these items archiving, we impose a view of the world derived from archival theory onto practices that do not fit that theory. Our intentions in doing so are good; we seek to assist people in the problems they have with organisation and preservation. However, the metaphor of the archive tends to get in the way of this goal. In making this critique I discuss some of the difficulties facing people when they attempt to get control of their digital (and non-digital) personal materials, drawing on a case study of a collection of family documents, the experiences of students working on final projects for my Personal Archiving class, and reports from the United States Library of Congress’s Personal Archiving outreach programs.</p> <p>Kendall is the president of the Association of Internet Researchers and conducts research in the areas of personal archiving, social aspects of computing, and online community and identity. </p> <p>McDonough presented the paper, “Failure to Connect: Institutional Impediments to the Preservation of Virtual Worlds.” Informed by his research in the <a href="http://pvw.illinois.edu/pvw/">Preserving</a> <a href="http://pvw.illinois.edu/pvw2/">Virtual Worlds</a> projects, McDonough notes that while research into the preservation of digital materials has increased, preservation of software-based works still represents a major challenge.  </p><p style="padding-left:30px;"><em>From the abstract:</em> There are a number of reasons why the preservation of complex, interactive digital works remains such a problem at the moment, including media and platform dependencies and issues of costs around acquisition, storage and description of these works. I believe there is a more fundamental problem at play in the preservation of complex digital cultural heritage materials, however, and that is existing institutional arrangements for digital preservation do not adequately support the social and inter-institutional cooperation which must exist to preserve complex digital media. Drawing upon research conducted in the Preserving Virtual Worlds projects, this paper uses examples of virtual worlds such as <em>Warcraft III</em> and <em>Second Life</em> to highlight some of the technical requirements for digital preservation of complex works, and to demonstrate how existing social and institutional arrangements tend to work against these works’ long-term preservation.</p><p>McDonough’s research focuses on socio-technical aspects of digital libraries, with a particular focus on issues of metadata and description as well as digital preservation of complex media and software. He has served as head of the Digital Library Development Team for New York University and also has been an active participant in metadata standards activities for digital libraries: he previously served as chair of the METS Editorial Board as well as a member of the NISO Standards Development Committee and the ODRL International Advisory Board.  </p><p>Doctoral candidate Rhiannon Bettivia presented, “Seeing the Unseen: The Politics and Privileges of Invisibility and Opacity in the Digital Archive.” By looking at a selection of digital archives, Bettivia investigates how privilege plays into the construction of an archive.</p> <p style="padding-left:30px;"><em>From the abstract:</em> Without dismissing traditional archives as a tightly constructed body of record, our notion of what archives are and what they do must expand as the kind of content that goes into them moves beyond easily qualified records into digital spaces where objects are often fluid and boundless … Who speaks for these bodies in digital spaces and how do projects of archives negotiate power structures that render some things purposefully hidden while forcibly unhiding others? As we develop new archival practice to cope with digital memory, we can begin to address issues of power as expressed through, replicated in and reified via what is included in an official record.</p> <p>Bettivia’s research in digital preservation focuses on film, digital, and transmediated games and time-based media art.  While at GSLIS, she has been associated with the Preserving Virtual Worlds II and Learning to See Systems grant projects.  She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, which takes a critical social look at the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model.  Prior to coming to GSLIS, she was a student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-faculty-student-present-digital-memories-conference#comments Archives and Preservation Digital Libraries Online Communities Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:48:32 +0000 kimsch 9484 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS eUpdate: Volume 14, Number 2 http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-eupdate-volume-14-number-2 <p><em>The GSLIS eUpdate, published every other month, summarizes current news, events, alumni and advancement highlights, and continuing professional development opportunities. Other publications that may be of interest to alumni and friends are listed on the </em><a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/newsroom/publications"><em>GSLIS Publications</em></a> web page.</p> <p>_____________________________________________________<br />IN THIS ISSUE</p> <ol><li>GSLIS Spotlight</li><li>GSLIS News Summary</li><li>Continuing Professional Development</li><li>Alumni Highlights</li><li>Reconnect With GSLIS </li><li>Unsubscribe and/or Contact Us</li></ol><p style="line-height:20px;">_____________________________________________________<br />1. GSLIS SPOTLIGHT</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-changes-residency-requirements-leep-online-option">GSLIS changes residency requirements for LEEP online option</a></strong></p><p>Starting next summer, GSLIS will change the on-campus residency requirements for students enrolled in the LEEP online option. Beginning with Cohort 20 (Summer 2015), distance students will no longer be required to visit campus after completing the initial seven-day residency, affectionately known as Boot Camp. By eliminating the previous requirement for students to come to campus each semester, GSLIS will ensure that our top-ranked master's program remains accessible and affordable to students around the world for generations to come.</p><p style="line-height:20px;">_____________________________________________________<br />2. GSLIS NEWS SUMMARY</p> <p>For a comprehensive list of recent news items, visit the <a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/newsroom"><span>GSLIS Newsroom</span></a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/koval-honors-wife-groundbreaking-gift-gslis">Koval honors wife with groundbreaking gift to GSLIS</a></strong></p> <p>Edward Koval and his family have made a bequest of $1 million, along with $20,000 outright annually, to establish the Anna Mae Koval Scholarship at GSLIS. The gift, the largest single bequest to GSLIS, was made in memory of Mrs. Koval, a librarian and world traveler who instilled a love of reading in her children, grandchildren and young adults. The need-based Anna Mae Koval Scholarship will benefit GSLIS students who have a research interest in youth services and literature, and whose learning experiences involve the research collection of the School's Center for Children's Books.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/black-honored-gslis-centennial-scholar">Black honored as GSLIS Centennial Scholar</a></strong></p> <p>Professor Alistair Black has been named the GSLIS Centennial Scholar for 2014-2015 in recognition and support of his accomplishments and promising scholarship. Black is one of the world's leading historians of librarianship and information management. An accomplished author, he is currently writing a new book addressing library design in Britain in the "long" 1960s. The award will help him to continue that work as well as to present findings at conference venues about the research he has undertaken on the pre-1960 history of corporate magazines and of British librarians in the United States. The Centennial Scholar Award is endowed by alumni and friends of GSLIS.</p><p><strong>New Faculty Join GSLIS</strong></p><p>GSLIS has hired three new faculty members, each joining the School in Fall 2014. Assistant Professor <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/05/elizabeth-hoiem-joins-gslis-faculty">Elizabeth Hoiem</a> specializes in youth services, exploring the history of technological innovations in children's literature, and teaches in the areas of children's literature, history of children's literature, and fantasy literature. Professor <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/07/ludaescher-joins-gslis-faculty">Bertram Ludäscher</a> is a leading figure in data and knowledge management, focusing on the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation. Associate Professor <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/08/stodden-joins-gslis-faculty">Victoria Stodden</a> is an expert in reproducibility in computational science, exploring how can we better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to research.</p><p><strong>GSLIS Social Media</strong></p> <p>For up-to-date news and announcements, you are invited to follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/gslis"><span>Twitter</span></a> and "like" us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GSLISatIllinois"><span>Facebook</span></a>.</p> <p style="line-height:20px;">_____________________________________________________<br />3. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT</p> <p>The following courses are available for those interested in post-master's degree professional development. The courses are offered by GSLIS as an approved content provider for the <a href="http://ala-apa.org/certification" target="_blank"><span>ALA/APA-CPLA Program</span></a>. More information about the courses and registration information can be found on our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd/CPLA"><span>CPLA web page</span></a>.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd/cpla/buildings">Planning and Management of Library Buildings</a></strong><br />Dates: January 12 - February 16, 2015<br />Format: Online asynchronous sessions<br />Instructor: Rose Chenoweth, MSLIS<br />Cost: $300</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd/cpla/diverse">Serving Diverse Populations</a></strong><br />Dates: February 16 - March 23, 2015<br />Format: Online asynchronous sessions<br />Instructor: Lori S. Mestre, EdD, MALS<br />Cost: $300</p><p style="line-height:20px;">_____________________________________________________<br />4. ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/haricombe-named-vice-provost-and-director-libraries-ut-austin">Haricombe named vice provost and director of libraries at UT Austin</a></strong></p><p>Lorraine J. Haricombe (MS '88 and PhD '92) has been selected as the new vice provost and director of libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. Haricome currently serves as the dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. She begins her new position February 1, 2015.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/get-know-heidi-uphoff-ms-12-cas-student">Get to know Heidi Uphoff (MS '12), CAS student</a></strong></p><p>As a GSLIS master's student, Heidi Uphoff appreciated the opportunity to complete her degree while working in Chicago. Now she is earning her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Research Library in New Mexico.</p><p style="line-height:20px;">_____________________________________________________<br />5. RECONNECT WITH GSLIS <strong><span style="line-height:20px;"></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="line-height:20px;">Hello GSLIS alumni and friends! We invite you to reconnect and network with the GSLIS community at these upcoming events.</span></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/14/gslis-2014-illinois-library-association-conference">GSLIS @ 2014 Illinois Library Association Conference</a><br />October 14-16, 2014<br />Prairie Capital Center<br />Springfield, IL</p><p>We encourage you to stop by Booth #311 to visit with alumni, faculty, students and staff.</p><p><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/15/gslis-breakfast-ila">GSLIS Breakfast at ILA</a><br />Wednesday, October 15, 2014<br />8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.<br />President Lincoln Doubletree Hotel Ballroom<br />701 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701</p><p>We invite you to join GSLIS at booth #402 at the 2014 Illinois School Library Media Association Conference.</p><p><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/gslis-gathering-islma">GSLIS @ 2014 ISLMA</a><br />November 6-8, 2014<br />Tinley Park Convention Center<br />18451 Convention Center Drive<br />Tinley Park, IL 60477</p><p>Join GSLIS alumni, students, and staff for a gathering at the Illinois School Library Media Association Conference. Please RSVP to the <a href="mailto:">"GSLIS Advancement Office" -gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a> by November 3. </p><p><strong>GSLIS @ 2014 HSLI</strong><br />November 13-14, 2014<br />Hilton Garden Inn<br />1501 S. Neil St.<br />Champaign, IL 61820</p><p>We invite you to join GSLIS at the 2014 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference. More details to be announced.</p><p><a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2015/01/30/gslis-2015-ala-midwinter-meeting">GSLIS @ 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting</a><br />January 30 - February 2, 2015<br />McCormick Place West<br />Chicago, IL</p><p>We invite you to join GSLIS at booth #2037 at the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.</p><p>_____________________________________________________<br />6. UNSUBSCRIBE AND/OR CONTACT US</p> <p>This eUpdate is delivered to all GSLIS alumni with e-mail addresses on record at the University of Illinois Alumni Association. If you do not wish to receive further issues, please <a href="mailto:">"contact us" -gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a> and ask to be removed from the e-mail list. GSLIS will not release your e-mail address or share any other personal identifying information.</p> <p>Feel free to pass along the eUpdate to your friends and fellow GSLIS alumni and invite them to subscribe to receive the eUpdate directly! If someone has forwarded this message to you and you would like to subscribe, please <a href="mailto:">"email us" -gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p> <p>We always are interested in learning about your career and life accomplishments. To submit items, please complete and e-mail our <a href="http://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5974079" target="_blank">alumni update form</a>.</p> <p>The GSLIS website is an important resource for job seekers and employers alike, Visit our <a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/careers">careers page</a> to post a job, explore mentorship opportunities, and learn how to host students for practica, internships, and/or Alternative Spring Break.</p> <p>To support GSLIS, please visit our confidential and secure <a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/giving">giving site</a>.</p> <p>Have a comment about one of the stories you’ve read here? Have news that you think should be included in an upcoming issue? <a href="mailto:">"Contact us." -gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a></p> <p>Copyright © 2014 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Permission is granted to reuse this information provided the source is cited.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-eupdate-volume-14-number-2#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:22:19 +0000 kqueal1 9483 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Victor Jones, Jr., visiting recruiting specialist http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/get-know-victor-jones-jr-visiting-recruiting-specialist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/Victor.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="382" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GSLIS is pleased to announce that Victor Jones, Jr. has joined the Student Affairs team as a visiting recruiting specialist. In this newly created position, Jones will play an active role in the School’s ongoing efforts to recruit the best and brightest new students, serving as a primary resource for prospective students and as an ambassador to visiting applicants. He also will work to build relationships with peer institutions in support of recruitment and professional development opportunities and will provide one-on-one counseling to current students regarding career directions. </p> <p>“Victor is an integral part of our recruitment efforts,” said Roy Brooks, assistant director for recruiting and career services. “He will be working hard to connect prospective GSLIS students with areas of the program that match their professional interests.” </p> <p>Jones graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a bachelor’s in sociology and recently completed a master’s in college student affairs at Eastern Illinois University. Previous experience in student affairs includes internships at the University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center and Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, and with EIU’s Office of Transfer Relations and TRiO Student Support Services initiative. </p> <p><strong>What do you like about working in higher education?</strong><br />I love working in higher education! I love assisting students during this pivotal season of their lives. College can be a VERY INTIMIDATING place, so it’s always important to have an advocate and a mentor that you know is genuinely invested in your growth and development, and I find it very rewarding to be that guy.</p> <p><strong>Why did you choose to work at GSLIS in particular?</strong><br />While I was still working on my master’s, I met a couple of students who were in the MS program, and they told me a bit about the program, the career options, the family atmosphere, etc. So, when I began my job search and saw the position at GSLIS, I knew I wanted to pursue it. Then, after researching the careers and meeting GSLIS staff, I knew that this was the place for me. I’m very happy to be a member of the GSLIS family!</p> <p><strong>Where did you work prior to GSLIS?</strong><br />GSLIS is actually my first professional position; I just finished my master’s in college student affairs at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in May 2014. While at EIU, my graduate assistantship was in TRiO Student Support Services, where I had the pleasure of advising/counseling students and introducing them to resources that they may have otherwise been unfamiliar with.  </p> <p><strong>Where did you grow up?</strong><br />I was born and raised on the South side of Chicago.  </p> <p><strong>What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?</strong><br />I have VERY wide range of hobbies. I sing, I cut hair, I LOVE sports, I love working out and lifting weights, I love road trips, I’m training to be a professional wrestler, and I’ll be an ordained minister in August 2015.</p> <p><strong>Favorite food?</strong><br />I would consider myself a foodie, so I love all food. But I really enjoy comfort foods like candied yams, green beans, fried chicken, banana pudding, baked mac and cheese, etc. These foods remind me of simpler times.</p> <p><strong>Favorite book?</strong><br /><em>Maximized Manhood </em>by Edwin Louis Cole</p> <p><strong>If your life was a book, what would the title be?</strong><br /><em>The Life and Times of A Walking Oxymoron</em></p> <p><strong>Is there any particular advice you would like to share with students?</strong><br />My advice would be to find your passion and let that passion fuel you to success!</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/get-know-victor-jones-jr-visiting-recruiting-specialist#comments Get to know GSLIS School News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:07:55 +0000 cglaze 9480 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS co-organizes Summit on Online Education http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-co-organizes-summit-online-education <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/Summit.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Data-Driven Teaching &amp; Learning: Lessons Learned from Research” is the theme for this year’s campus <a href="http://citl.illinois.edu/professional-development/workshops/summit-on-online-education" target="_blank">Summit on Online Education</a>. Now in its fourth year, the Summit is designed to provide a forum for educators and learners, both on and off campus, to meet and discuss topics of interest. The event will take place on October 22 at the Illini Union and will be streamed live for remote participants.</p><p>The event, an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort between several units on campus, is targeted at all faculty, staff, and graduate students who are involved in the world of online, blended, and technology-enhanced learning. Featured speakers this year are Paul Litvak, a senior quantitative user experience researcher focusing on K-12 education at Google, and Jocelyn Ross, a data analyst at Stripe. Campus leaders, including Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida, will speak as well.</p><p>This event is sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Teaching &amp; Learning and the Office of the Provost. It has been co-organized by the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences, and GSLIS. Registration is free and <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fillinois.edu%2Ffb%2Fsec%2F3089584&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFfJaqllh4TP_vBX8hBk6f-IzW8VA" target="_blank">open online</a> through October 15.</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">3:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-co-organizes-summit-online-education#comments School News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:46:24 +0000 cglaze 9479 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Tilley brings comics history, readers into national spotlight http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/tilley-brings-comics-history-readers-national-spotlight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/TilleyAE128Cover-300.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="395" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/15168020187_0ade2e68a0_k.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="200" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/cltcb_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Associate Professor Carol Tilley has been studying comics since she was just a child, when she could be found each Saturday morning at her local drug store perusing the week’s new titles. She couldn’t have predicted then that she would become one of the nation’s leading experts and a popular speaker on comics. </p><p>A former high school librarian, Tilley has researched comics readership and the role of comics in libraries and education, both today and historically. Her initial research interest was born from the fact that the public library, where she did most of her reading, didn’t include comic books in its collection. </p><p>“When I became a school librarian, I realized how strange it was growing up that I had to go to two different places to get the stuff I wanted to read. When I went back into the doctoral program I was still thinking about those issues and what the division was. I started trying to learn more about how we got to that place,” she said.</p><p>Tilley’s research has focused on comics/youth engagement—historically and today—and the many factors that have influenced engagement, such as the role of librarians and educators. She has looked closely at the attitudes and practices of librarians, which may have impacted comics readership and certainly influenced access, as Tilley knows from her own experience. </p><p>On the road to understanding the relationship between comics readers and librarians, Tilley has studied an array of related topics: from youth engagement through comics during the medium’s heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, to the causes and effects of comics censorship beginning in the mid-1950s, and to the resurgence of readership today and ways that librarians can harness this revived popularity to engage with modern young readers. </p><p><a href="http://webdocs.lis.illinois.edu/comm/tilleytags.jpg"></a>“It’s really just been in the last five to ten years that there’s been this big groundswell of change. You see most school and public libraries collecting comics now,” Tilley explained. “[We’re] beginning to reclaim children’s voices and what it means to be a child who reads or did read comics….For me, it’s just trying to understand all of that trajectory, and it’s tied in with our notions of kids and reading and what’s appropriate, their literacy development and social, moral, and ethical development. It’s tied in with censorship and intellectual freedom issues, with who we are as a profession and our professional values, and a whole host of other things.”</p><p>In her recent <em>Journal of Research on Youth Services in Libraries</em> article, “<a href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2014/05/comics-a-once-missed-opportunity/" target="_blank">Comics: A Once-Missed Opportunity</a>,” she presents examples of young people using comics as an avenue for engagement in participatory culture, such as fanzines—magazines produced by fans—and political discourse. Tilley uses several examples of historical engagement to call on today’s librarians to think critically and creatively about ways to encourage youth engagement through media and technology. She’s also looked at how comics publishers worked to encourage reading and ways that comics were used in language arts classrooms. </p><p>A forthcoming volume on print culture and protest, to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press, will include a chapter by Tilley on the response of young comics readers to criticism from adults in the 1950s. She also will publish chapters on the origins of the educational study of comics in two forthcoming Routledge handbooks. </p><p>Tilley is working with GSLIS Associate Professor Kathryn La Barre and colleague John Walsh at Indiana University to create a scholarly digital portal that will document comics readership historically. The team will assemble a collection of documents such as fan letters, contest entries, and autobiographical resources that will be available to support researchers in the digital humanities and social sciences. </p><p><a href="http://webdocs.lis.illinois.edu/comm/TilleyAE128Cover-150.jpg"></a>“There’s no good or comprehensive documentation of comics readership over the last seventy-five years,” Tilley explained. “This will be an opportunity to take lots of disparate pieces and put them in one place where we can begin to look at demographics, interests, and trends over time.”</p><p>In addition to her scholarly success, the growing popularity of comics has made Tilley’s work especially relevant to comic book creators, librarians, and the reading masses. One of her articles—“<a href="http://www.academia.edu/1564874/Seducing_the_Innocent_Fredric_Wertham_and_the_Falsifications_that_Helped_Condemn_Comics" target="_blank">Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications that Helped Condemn Comics</a>,” published in <em>Information and Culture: A Journal of History</em>—was highlighted in <em>The New York Times</em> and quickly caught the attention of comics fans, bloggers, and historians. </p><p>A snowball of national attention opened doors for her to speak at venues such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, Wizard World Chicago, and New York Comic Con. Her work has even been featured in two documentaries, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cktZutUTo_k&amp;list=FLZb28i8JGVF5yzC02IaZl9A" target="_blank">“Carol Tilley: Comic Book Crusader”</a> and “Diagram for Delinquents.” With “Seducing the Innocent” reprinted and illustrated as the cover story in a recent issue of <a href="http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=55&amp;products_id=1162" target="_blank"><em>Alter Ego</em></a> and a another documentary film feature in the works, Tilley’s research is poised to reach an even broader audience. </p><p>"It's been a pleasure to give an increasing number of talks at comics conventions (cons) the past couple of years," said Tilley. "At cons, I'm as likely to engage with professional librarians and comics fans as I am with comics scholars, creators, and publishers. It leads to rich conversations, new ideas for my research, meaningful engagement with the profession, and scores of great anecdotes and examples for teaching."</p><p>Recently, Tilley spoke to scholars and readers at several invited talks in celebration of Banned Books Week. The 2014 celebration of banned and challenged books featured comics and graphic novels specifically, presenting opportunities for supporters to champion comics reading in the face of historical challenges to the medium’s sometimes violent and risqué content. Tilley presented "When Comics Almost Died: Readers, Censors, and Innovation" at Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library and at the Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival at the Iowa City (Iowa) Public Library, the latter of which included a special screening of "Diagram for Delinquents," and "The Secret History of Comics Censorship" at the Urbana Free Library. She also spoke virtually with students at San Jose State University’s School of Information.</p><p>Bringing the history of comics to light sets the stage for comics to return the higher reading levels enjoyed decades ago and for increased scholarly appreciation. “For a lot of us culturally we’ve been told that comics are juvenile and stupid and semi-literate, and so I think that just making them an object of research is validating. I have a lot of librarians, parents, [and] readers who talk to me, and they’re just appreciative that someone is doing work like this,” Tilley said.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/tilley-brings-comics-history-readers-national-spotlight#comments comics faculty news Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:54:33 +0000 cglaze 9475 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Jarrett Dapier, MS student http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/get-know-jarrett-dapier-ms-student <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/DSC_0073.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before beginning his studies at GSLIS, Jarrett Dapier already had several years of experience working at the Evanston Public Library (EPL), where he developed and implemented creative programs to engage teens in reading and self-expression. Last summer, while in his role at EPL, he worked with the <a href="http://www.dc3f.org" target="_blank">Dajae Coleman Foundation</a> to implement programming centered around <em>How Long Will I Cry?</em>, a history of youth violence in the Chicago area; e.g., readings and group discussions, a talk by a representative of <a href="http://www.cureviolence.org" target="_blank">Cure Violence</a>, and a theater performance by teen readers. Dapier is now enrolled as a full-time master’s student in the LEEP online option, and he is the recipient of the Lionelle L. Elsesser Fellowship. </p><p><strong>Why did you decide to pursue an LIS degree?</strong></p><p>For years, my mentor in teen services at the Evanston Public Library encouraged me to pursue graduate work in LIS, but I always resisted. I wondered, “What do I need a master’s degree for, if I’m already doing work in a great teen services department?” Then, after five years, I began to think more deeply about library work. I realized that I couldn’t become a true professional without a solid theoretical, historical, and analytical understanding of library and information science. As a musician, this made intuitive sense: instincts, self-teaching, and playful experimentation can only take one so far. To truly grow, one needs to work hard to understand the bedrock principles. This means listening to—and being challenged by—those who have vaster knowledge and experience.</p><p><strong>Why did you choose GSLIS?</strong></p><p>Some of the most creative, intelligent, and social justice-minded library professionals I know are GSLIS grads. The pride they feel for having attended GSLIS, the relationships with faculty and peers they have built during their studies here, and the enthusiasm with which they encouraged me to apply suggested that this is a school that values community. That's incredibly important to me. I wanted to be challenged by a rigorous program, but I didn’t want to do it in isolation. </p><p>Illinois is my alma mater (BA ’01), so I am familiar with the high quality of intellectual life offered here. Resources on campus like the Center for the Children’s Book and the university’s world-class libraries are astounding in their richness. And Champaign-Urbana is a truly special place with a unique arts community and a bevy of die-hard public library supporters. It’s an inspiring place to learn. </p><p><strong>What particular LIS topics interest you most?</strong></p><p>I plan to focus my studies at GSLIS on those courses that will help me broaden my understanding of youth library services. I want to explore the role of public libraries in strengthening emergent literacy, the potential for library-neighborhood partnerships in building intergenerational communities of readers, and programs for serving traditionally underrepresented populations such as youth with disabilities, teen parents, and adolescent males. Other interests (that also apply to youth services) include intellectual freedom and censorship, privacy in the digital age, community informatics, oral history, and book arts. </p><p><strong>You are a recipient of the Elsesser Fellowship. What impact has that award had on your educational experience?</strong></p><p>The Elsesser Fellowship has allowed me to study LIS full time and immerse myself in course work in a way that I would not have otherwise been able to do. The financial support is a great relief to my young family and me. I am humbled by the Elsesser’s desire to give back and support the next generation of library and information professionals.</p><p><strong>What do you do outside of class?</strong></p><p>I love to bike around Evanston with my family, practice drumming, run along Lake Michigan, and go out for French food with my wife whenever I can. I have also been tearing through a lot of comics, especially those that depict non-Western life. I recently read <em>Barefoot Gen</em> by Keiji Nakazawa, which wrecked me emotionally in ways I’ve only experienced a handful of times in my reading life.</p><p><strong>What career plans or goals do you have?</strong></p><p>I would like a leadership role in a teen services department at a public library, preferably in a diverse community, where I can bring my ideas for empowering teens to bear. I am particularly interested in helping found a new teen space that includes a digital media lab, performance space, and an all-purpose workshop where teens can fix bikes, hack their prom dresses, or build their own books. Information literacy, including the ethics of information use, is an incredibly pressing area of knowledge for teens today, and I want to make that a central part of my work with them. Above all, I want to inspire youth through the democratic work of public libraries to be life-long readers committed to building ethical communities and a caring world.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/get-know-jarrett-dapier-ms-student#comments Get to know GSLIS student news student profile Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:47:51 +0000 cglaze 9476 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS to be well represented at 'Interpreting the Information Age' conference http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-be-well-represented-interpreting-information-age-conference <p>GSLIS will be well represented at the upcoming conference, "<a href="http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/new_research_folder/information_age_conference" target="_blank">Interpreting the Information Age: New Avenues for Research and Display</a>," which will be held at the Science Museum in London on November 3-5.</p> <p>The conference is linked to the opening of a new permanent gallery in the museum, which is named "Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World." The gallery will expose, examine, and celebrate how information and communication technologies have transformed our lives during the last two hundred years. The conference will address how the history and material culture of information can be made relevant for today's audiences.</p> <p>GSLIS participants and their paper titles are as follows:</p> <p style="padding-left:30px;">Professor Emeritus <strong>W. Boyd Rayward</strong>, "Envisioning the Digital Future in a Pre-Digital World: Paul Otlet, Global Networks and Information Machines"<br /><br />Associate Professor <strong>Bonnie Mak</strong>,"Performing a History of Information"<br /><br />Professor <strong>Alistair Black</strong> (and Professor Anthony Bryant, Leeds Beckett University), "From 'Front Page' to 'Home Page': The Evolution of the In-House Magazine in Britain"<br /><br />Former GSLIS Visiting Research Fellow, Professor <strong>Charles van den Heuvel</strong> (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands), "The Display of Global Knowledge Objects and the World Wide Web: Experiments with Information Retrieval and Visual Interfaces to Science 1915-2015"</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-be-well-represented-interpreting-information-age-conference#comments faculty news History, Economics, and Policy Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:42:23 +0000 cashwill 9474 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS changes residency requirements for LEEP online option http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-changes-residency-requirements-leep-online-option <p>Starting next summer, GSLIS will change the on-campus residency requirements for students enrolled in the LEEP online option. Beginning with Cohort 20 (Summer 2015), distance students will no longer be required to visit campus after completing the initial seven-day residency, affectionately known as Boot Camp. By eliminating the previous requirement for students to come to campus each semester, GSLIS will ensure that our top-ranked master’s program remains accessible and affordable to students around the world for generations to come.</p> <p>For nearly two decades, the LEEP online option has been at the forefront of distance education, serving as a model of excellence for other schools in the field. The hallmarks of LEEP have been innovation and access, with students benefiting from participation in live lectures and collaboration through interactive online technologies. The program has served students well through its hybrid model of course delivery, combining web-based classes with brief periods of on-campus instruction. </p> <p>“LEEP was designed 19 years ago; today, students interact more robustly online than was previously imaginable,” said Kate McDowell, associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs. “Students make connections online with faculty and students alike. Changing the program by eliminating mid-semester travel will make our program more accessible to current and future students in terms of cost, time management, and geography.”</p> <p>The initial required residency will continue to provide the same valuable benefits for GSLIS students. It introduces them to graduate study in LIS and allows them to complete a required course: Libraries, Information, and Society (LIS 502). It connects them with GSLIS staff who can provide resources relevant to program success, including staff in student affairs, information technology, instructional technology, and the library. And, perhaps more importantly, it fosters strong social ties among our students, which result in valuable professional connections and lifelong friendships.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-changes-residency-requirements-leep-online-option#comments LEEP School News Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:27:00 +0000 cashwill 9466 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Weech appointed to American Library Association Committee on Accreditation http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/weech-appointed-american-library-association-committee-accreditation <p>Associate Professor Terry L. Weech has been appointed to a four-year term on the <a href="http://www.ala.org/groups/committees/ala/ala-coa" target="_blank">American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation</a> beginning in the fall of 2014. The Committee on Accreditation is responsible for carrying out the accreditation program of the American Library Association (ALA), which involves development of standards for library and information studies education programs. </p><p>The twelve members of the committee meet four times per year to review reports submitted by programs seeking accreditation or re-accreditation. Decisions on specific requests for accreditation are based on a program’s presentation documentation and data gathered by external review panels who visit the schools to observe and interview faculty, students, alumni, and employers. Based on this input the committee determines the accreditation status to be assigned to a program. As of the fall of 2014, there are fifty-eight library and information studies programs accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in the United States and Canada.   </p><p>Weech has been a member of numerous ALA external review panels over his many years of professional activity in LIS education. He has also served as chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Library Education and Training Section and has conducted research on the equivalency of library and information studies education programs internationally and the transferability of LIS professional qualifications globally. He is currently a member of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section Standing Committee and continues to work with members of this international group on the establishment of international guidelines for determining the equivalency of degrees in library and information studies.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/weech-appointed-american-library-association-committee-accreditation#comments faculty news Librarianship Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:58:48 +0000 cglaze 9472 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Haricombe named vice provost and director of libraries at UT Austin http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/haricombe-named-vice-provost-and-director-libraries-ut-austin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/Haricombe.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="452" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lorraine J. Haricombe (MS ’88, PhD ’92) has been selected as the new vice provost and director of libraries at University of Texas at Austin. Haricombe currently serves as the dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. She begins her new position February 1, 2015.<span></span></p> <p>“Dr. Haricombe brings to UT Austin critical expertise on the evolving role of libraries in advancing teaching and research at top universities. She also is an international leader in improving access to scholarly publications. I’m proud she’s coming to UT Austin,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers.</p> <p>During her tenure at KU, Haricombe oversaw the enhancement of several library facilities across campus. She was instrumental in implementing a faculty-led open access policy at KU, the first public institution in the U.S. with such a policy, ensuring increased visibility for KU research and scholarship. Open access reduces barriers to scholarly output to create faster, wider sharing of knowledge and increases the return on research investment.</p> <p>"I am honored and humbled by this appointment to lead the libraries at a world-class research university,” said Haricombe. “The University of Texas Libraries provides an exciting opportunity to elevate the role of libraries as an integral partner in the higher education ecosystem, while advancing new strategic directions in support of teaching, learning and research.”</p> <p>Haricombe was selected through a national search to fill the position.</p> <p>“Given her extensive experience as a director of a major research library system at an institution that is a member of Association of American Universities, Lorraine has much to offer UT,” said UT Provost Gregory L. Fenves. “She has a vision for how to enhance learning communities for students and scholars and understands the importance of creating better digital access to original materials.”</p> <p>Haricombe earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology and library and information science at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, and her master’s degree and PhD in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.</p> <p>In her new role at UT Austin, Haricombe will oversee one of the nation’s largest academic research library systems, which annually serves more than 2.5 million visitors and 11 million online visitors with collections in excess of 10 million volumes. The <a href="http://www.lib.utexas.edu/" target="_blank">library system</a> includes the flagship Perry-Castañeda Library, nine specialized branch libraries and world-class special collections (Alexander Architectural Archive, Benson Latin American Collection and the PCL Map Collection).</p> <p>Along with those core units, the library system also maintains numerous digital-native collections, including the Human Rights Documentation Initiative and the University of Texas Digital Repository. UT Libraries are founding members and hosts of the statewide Texas Digital Library.</p> <p>Haricombe will replace Fred Heath, who retired this year after 11 years in the position.</p> <p>In addition to her university experience, Haricombe is a co-founder of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions in North America, an international advocacy group for institutions with open access policies. She also has served for the past seven years as a mentor to junior librarians from underrepresented areas as part of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership Career Development Program.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/haricombe-named-vice-provost-and-director-libraries-ut-austin#comments alumni news Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:41:47 +0000 cashwill 9463 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu