Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en Locke to lead new digital humanities lab http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/locke-lead-new-digital-humanities-lab <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/locke_picture.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 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 of History, this digital initiative will launch under Locke’s leadership.</p><p>The goal of the new digital humanities lab is to help undergraduate students, primarily students of history and anthropology, become proficient users of digital research and publication methods. The lab will also collaborate with faculty to facilitate digital pedagogy. "It will be a state-of-the-art lab focused on engaging undergraduate students in digital research as part of their coursework, as well as larger, faculty-driven research projects," said Locke.</p><p>Locke is specializing in data curation at GSLIS, and he’ll complete his last semester of master’s coursework from a distance. Much of what he has learned in his data curation and publishing courses will be directly applicable to his new position at MSU. </p><p>Locke currently works as a pre-professional graduate assistant at the Grainger Engineering Library at the University of Illinois, where he assists with the <a href="http://emblematica.grainger.illinois.edu/" target="_blank">Emblematica Online</a> project to digitize some of the world's most significant collections of Renaissance-era emblem books. He has prior experience working with digital initiatives: he served as a project manager for the University of Nebraska’s <a href="http://historyharvest.unl.edu/" target="_blank">History Harvest</a> digital archive while earning his master of arts degree in history and a certificate in digital humanities. </p><p>Excited to embrace the next phase of his career, Locke is already beginning to make plans for getting LEADR off the ground. "My goal from the middle of my MA program in history was that I wanted to work in a digital humanities lab or center, so this is really what I’ve been looking for," he said.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/locke-lead-new-digital-humanities-lab#comments student news Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:36 +0000 cglaze 9060 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Bonn delivers talk at Fiesole Collection Development Retreat http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/bonn-delivers-talk-fiesole-collection-development-retreat <p>Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn traveled across the pond recently to participate in the <a href="http://www.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2014.html" target="_blank">2014 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat</a>, held April 10-12 in Cambridge, England. This annual meeting draws information professionals and industry representatives from around the world to discuss developments and issues in collection development.</p><p>“Fiesole is a wonderful opportunity to engage in high-level conversations with publishers and librarians together, to explore our shared concerns and strategize about ways to work together in the future,” said Bonn.</p><p>On April 11 Bonn delivered a talk titled “Training and Hiring the Next Generation: New Directions in Information Education.”  </p><blockquote><p><strong>Abstract:</strong> As has been evident since the widespread library of and support for digital technologies and networked communication, academic libraries are busily engaged in developing new activities and services to support the academic mission and the creation and distribution of scholarship. The past several years have seen these libraries emerging as publishers, as data service providers and as providers of (often open) educational materials. Concomitant with the rise of these activities has been the need for staff to support them,  meaning that libraries are looking for staff with skills sets that are different in kind than those in traditional library training programs or that apply traditional skills in new ways. To meet the needs of the profession and to successfully prepare their graduates for employment, schools of information and library science are responding by providing new kinds of training and education. This talk will examine these emergent services and describe the accompanying emergent educational trends.</p></blockquote><p>Bonn teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Her research interests include publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, and the economics of information. Prior to her teaching appointment at GSLIS, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/bonn-delivers-talk-fiesole-collection-development-retreat#comments faculty news Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:59:12 +0000 cglaze 9079 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu LSAA Reception/Annual Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/29/lsaa-receptionannual-meeting <p>Alumni and friends are invited to attend our annual <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/people/alumni/lsaa">Library School Alumni Association</a> reception, which will be held on Sunday, June 29, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the following location:</p><p>Bally's Las Vegas<br />Skyview 2 (26th floor)<br />3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South<br />Las Vegas, NV 89109<br />(702) 967-4111</p><p>Please email the <a href="mailto:">"GSLIS Advancement Office"-gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a> to RSVP or to receive additional information.</p><p>The reception will be held in conjunction with the <a href="http://ala14.ala.org/">2014 ALA Conference</a> scheduled for June 26 - July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drop by the <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/26/gslis-2014-american-library-association-conference">GSLIS Booth (#1923)</a> for the latest news and to catch up with other alumni.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bally&#039;s Las Vegas </div> </div> </div> <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">Sun, 06/29/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/29/lsaa-receptionannual-meeting#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:20 +0000 mclaugh 9081 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Reception to Honor W. Boyd Rayward http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/05/06/reception-honor-w-boyd-rayward <p>Join us in the east foyer of the GSLIS building as we celebrate the career of GSLIS Professor Emeritus W. Boyd Rayward. Rayward is a historian of information science and the scholar who brought attention to the life and work of Paul Otlet (1868-1944), a Belgian lawyer, bibliographer, internationalist, and pacifist whose ideas foreshadowed current digital and other technologies such as the Internet, Google, and Wikipedia. He is an emeritus professor at both GSLIS and the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management of the University of New South Wales. During his career, he has held professorial and deanship positions; has served as editor for <em>Library Quarterly</em>, <em>Library Trends</em>, and special issues of several journals; and was awarded the 2004 American Society for Information Science and Technology Research Award. He recently edited the book, <a href="/articles/2014/04/rayward-edits-information-beyond-borders"><em>Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque</em></a>, a collection of essays by international scholars exploring the globalization of culture and information in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.</p><p>In 2013, Rayward and Eugene Garfield endowed the Paul Otlet Lecture in Library and Information Science. This lecture series brings to GSLIS leaders in the field of library and information science to discuss the historical context and present and future impacts of cutting-edge developments in information science and the information society. The <a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/05/05/inaugural-paul-otlet-lecture-library-and-information-science">inaugural lecture will be held and broadcast live</a> on Monday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. in 126 LIS Building. Paul Duguid, adjunct full professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, will present, “When Was the Age of Information?”</p><p>At the reception, Rayward will be presented with a festschrift honoring his professional contributions to the field of library and information science. Published in the two most recent issues of the journal <a href="/newsroom/publications/librarytrends"><em>Library Trends</em></a>, this festschrift was edited by GSLIS Professor Alistair Black and Professor Charles van den Heuvel of the University of Amsterdam, the latter of whom will present at the <a href="/events/2014/05/06/history-salon-charles-van-den-heuvel">GSLIS History Salon</a> prior to the reception. </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">Tue, 05/06/2014 - 1:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/05/06/reception-honor-w-boyd-rayward#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:38:56 +0000 cashwill 9080 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu FTRF, GSLIS to collaborate on intellectual freedom course http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/ftrf-gslis-collaborate-intellectual-freedom-course <p>The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and GSLIS are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science students around the country. The course, to be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, is the first education-related project of FTRF’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.</p><p>“Intellectual Freedom and Censorship” will be held August 26–October 10, 2014, and is open to any student enrolled in an LIS program. Those at Illinois and other institutions in the <a href="http://www.wiseeducation.org" target="_blank">WISE consortium</a> are able to register via the WISE system until April 20. For those at non-WISE institutions, please contact <a href="mailto:">"Tonyia Tidline"-tidline, at illinois.edu-</a>, GSLIS director of professional development, at (217) 244-2945. Additional information <a href="http://www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education" target="_blank">can be found on the FTRF website</a>.</p><p>Each student who takes the course will be provided by FTRF a copy of the book <em>True Stories of Censorship in America’s Libraries</em>. In addition, staff and volunteers from FTRF will lend their expertise as guest speakers, and videos and other materials created for the course will be available on FTRF’s Krug Fund Education Project website.</p><p>“We’re thrilled to enter into this partnership with the University of Illinois,” said FTRF Executive Director Barbara M. Jones. “GSLIS recently was named the top-ranked library school in the nation by <em>U.S. News and World Report</em>, and for good reason. Its scholarship on intellectual freedom issues is unmatched. We’re particularly looking forward to working with Emily Knox, who has quickly established herself as a leading expert in the field.” </p><p>Jones continued, “One of the proudest moments of Judith Krug’s career was receiving her honorary doctorate from Illinois in 2005. The archives of FTRF and ALA, including many of Judith’s writings and recorded speaking engagements, are housed at Illinois. It is therefore appropriate that GSLIS host the inaugural FTRF/Illinois course.” </p><p>“I’m excited about partnering with FTRF for this course as the organization’s archives and membership provide rich material for understanding the role of censorship in our society,” said Emily Knox. “We will explore a range of topics in the class from the historical roots of intellectual freedom to pro- and anti-censorship arguments, as well as learn practical strategies for supporting intellectual freedom in libraries and other institutional settings.” </p><p>The Freedom to Read Foundation is a First Amendment legal defense and education organization affiliated with the American Library Association. In 2009, following the death of its founding executive director Judith Krug, FTRF created the Judith Krug Memorial Fund. The Krug Fund has two purposes: to support Banned Books Week via event grants to organizations, and to provide intellectual freedom education. For more information on the Krug Fund, or to make a donation to support its work, <a href="http://www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Fund" target="_blank">please visit the FTRF website</a>.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/ftrf-gslis-collaborate-intellectual-freedom-course#comments intellectual freedom Librarianship School News WISE Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:46:05 +0000 kimsch 9077 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Lynn Yarmey (MS '11), lead data curator http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-lynn-yarmey-ms-11-lead-data-curator <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/Yarmey_Lynn_2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a GSLIS student specializing in data curation, Lynn Yarmey completed an internship at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The position led to a job offer following her graduation, and today Yarmey holds leadership roles on multiple research projects. She will talk more about her experiences as a student and professional during the <a href="http://www.go.illinois.edu/DCpanel">Data Curation Alumni Panel</a> event on April 22.</p><p><strong>Where do you work and what is your role?</strong></p><p>I am lead data curator at the <a href="http://nsidc.org/" target="_blank">National Snow and Ice Data Center</a> (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado and a member of the NSIDC Informatics Team. I am a co-<strong>i</strong>nvestigator on the NSF-funded <a href="http://nsidc.org/acadis/" target="_blank">Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service</a> (ACADIS) project and agile product owner for the metadata brokering <a href="http://nsidc.org/acadis/search/" target="_blank">Arctic Data Explorer</a> project.</p><p><strong>What do you like best about your job?</strong></p><p>I love the diversity of work I do on a day-to-day basis!  I could be writing proposals, editing web text, working with my development team on metadata brokering challenges, managing project budgets, planning with the Informatics Team on big picture placement issues, coordinating with our internal and external partners, researching metadata mapping issues, and supervising my curator team, among other tasks.</p><p><strong>How did GSLIS, and specifically the <a href="/academics/degrees/specializations/data_curation">Specialization in Data Curation</a>, help you get to where you are today?</strong></p><p>Through the GSLIS <a href="/articles/2012/06/final-report-published-long-running-imls-data-curation-education-program-grant">Data Curation Education Program</a>, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a data curator intern at NSIDC. Not two years later, I was hired on full time at the center. I am grateful for the LIS fundamentals, perspective, connections, and friends I carry with me from my time at GSLIS.</p><p><strong>What advice would you like to share with GSLIS students?</strong></p><p>For anyone looking to join the research data community, I would highly recommend getting as much face time with domain groups and even hands-on domain research experience as possible. Try attending domain group talks, going to science conferences, and my favorite, volunteering for field or lab work. You will quickly start to hear the diverging ways different groups understand, talk about, and represent their data and their science. Understanding these diverse perspectives is an important part of data work, from metadata creation and standards to preservation system development.</p><p><strong>What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?</strong></p><p>To be honest, I haven't had all that much spare time lately!  When I do get some time away, I like going for walks with my husband and dogs around our new neighborhood, playing board games with friends, and traveling.</p><p><strong>What’s next for you?</strong></p><p>I just accepted a seat on the <a href="http://www.scidatacon2014.org/" target="_blank">SciDataCon2014</a> International Scientific Programme Committee for the November conference in New Delhi, an exciting opportunity. Generally, my fingers are crossed that a few of my current proposals will be funded and I will soon complete my transition from staff to principal investigator. Wish me luck!</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-lynn-yarmey-ms-11-lead-data-curator#comments alumni news alumni profile data curation Get to know GSLIS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:49 +0000 cglaze 9072 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Declaration for the Right to Libraries Signing Event http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/22/declaration-right-libraries-signing-event <p>Come and show your support for libraries by signing the ALA's Declaration for the Right to Libraries during an open event from 12:00 - 1:00pm in the GSLIS east foyer. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please visit the ALA's <a href="http://www.ala.org/advocacy/declaration-right-libraries" target="_blank">Declaration for the Right to Libraries</a> web page.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Foyer, LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <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">Tue, 04/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/22/declaration-right-libraries-signing-event#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:05 +0000 mclaugh 9075 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Rayward edits Information Beyond Borders http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/rayward-edits-information-beyond-borders <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/Information_without_Borders_reduced_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In his newly published book, <a href="http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409442264" target="_blank"><em>Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque</em></a>, GSLIS Professor Emeritus W. Boyd Rayward has assembled a collection of essays by international scholars exploring the globalization of culture and information in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.</p> <p>Published by Ashgate, the book analyzes the dynamics of the emerging networks of individuals, organizations, technologies, and publications through which information has been exchanged. It includes contributions by scholars from different disciplines as well as different national and linguistic backgrounds. Rayward’s introduction is entitled, “Information Beyond Borders: International Expositions, Paul Otlet, Henri La Fontaine and the Paradox of the Belle Époque.” GSLIS Professor Alistair Black, whose research focuses on the history of libraries and librarianship, authored the chapter, “An information management tool for dismantling barriers in early multinational corporations: The staff magazine in Britain before World War I.”</p> <p>According to a review by GSLIS Professor Dan Schiller, whose research includes telecommunications history and information policy, “The contributors to this fine collection unearth a revealing series of cultural, intellectual, and technological projects to universalize information systems during the decades before World War I and, in the process, give us new ways of understanding the lineages of our own time.”</p> <p>Rayward is a historian of information science and the scholar who brought attention to the life and work of Paul Otlet (1868-1944), a Belgian lawyer, bibliographer, internationalist, and pacifist whose ideas foreshadowed current digital and other technologies such as the Internet, Google, and Wikipedia. Rayward is an emeritus professor in GSLIS and the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management of the University of New South Wales. During his career, he has held professorial and deanship positions; has served as editor for <em>Library Quarterly</em>, <em>Library Trends</em>, and special issues of several journals; and was awarded the 2004 American Society for Information Science and Technology Research Award.</p> <p>In 2013, Rayward and Eugene Garfield endowed the Paul Otlet Lecture in Library and Information Science. This lecture series brings to GSLIS leaders in the field of library and information science to discuss the historical context and present and future impacts of cutting-edge developments in information science and the information society. The <a href="/events/2014/05/05/inaugural-paul-otlet-lecture-library-and-information-science">inaugural lecture will be held and broadcast live</a> on Monday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. in 126 LIS Building. Paul Duguid, adjunct full professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, will present, “When Was the Age of Information?”</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/rayward-edits-information-beyond-borders#comments faculty news scholarly publications Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:11:11 +0000 cashwill 9073 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Aaron Collie (MS '10), digital curation librarian http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-aaron-collie-ms-10-digital-curation-librarian <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/collieAaron_digitalCurationLibrarian.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong></strong>Excited about using new technologies and motivated by a desire to connect people with information, Aaron Collie specialized in data curation when he earned his master's at the iSchool. He now gets to do both of these things and more as a digital curation librarian at Michigan State University. Collie will talk more about his experiences as a student and professional during the <a href="http://www.go.illinois.edu/DCpanel">Data Curation Alumni Panel</a> event on April 22. </p><p><strong>Where do you work and what is your role?</strong><br /><br />I am the head of digital curation at Michigan State University Libraries where I take point on our digital curation programs including digital repository development, A/V media preservation, and our Research Data Management Guidance initiative. I am also a co-coordinator of our recently formed Digital Scholarship Collaborative which combines new service areas in research data curation and digital humanities.<br /><strong><br />What do you like best about your job?</strong><br /><br />Digital curation is nothing new; libraries have been doing digital since we put our online catalogs up. The curation part is nothing new, either—just a borrowed word for library operations that add value to our collections and services. Together the words simply mean doing library stuff in a digital world. I like that—it's why librarianship was attractive to me in the first place. When I learned that there was a frontier for our profession's tradition of excellence (everybody likes the library!) for our digital patrons, I found a perfect meld of being able to play around with exciting technology like Python, Solr, Drupal, and Git with doing all the things that attracted me to the profession: getting the best information into users’ hands, saving people time, advancing university research, providing a satisfying library experience, and so on.<br /><br /><strong>How did GSLIS, and specifically the <a href="/academics/degrees/specializations/data_curation">Specialization in Data Curation</a>, help you get to where you are today?</strong><br /><br />Librarians know that GSLIS produces innovators, but what really stands out about folks from GSLIS are the little things that you do in Champaign-Urbana that add up on your CV. You make connections, you get involved with projects, your classes produce meaningful outcomes and skills—not every school is like that. The Specialization in Data Curation is a nice badge that shows you've worked with and learned from some of the best librarians and professors in the field of data curation. The curriculum is broad enough that you're really allowed to find where your skills and interests overlap, but guided enough that you leave with a core perspective and experience with a handful of tools and software that are used in the profession.<br /><br /><strong>What advice would you like to share with GSLIS students?</strong><br /><br />Stop, right now, doing things you think are important for success, and start, right now, doing things that motivate and interest you. I can't underscore enough the importance of letting your personal interests drive your career. Libraries create positions like "digital curation librarian" or "metadata librarian" and they expect people to be able to perform in those capacities, but when we hire someone we get way more that just the barebones laid out in the job ad. We get people with interesting personalities and unique skills and the library grows with that person and their projects. It is really important to carry passion and energy into your work because somewhere down the line after grad school your "day job" turns into a career that your life is built around.<br /><br /><strong>What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?<br /></strong><br />I like playing video games, biking around town, and taking day trips to the beach or a park.<br /><br /><strong>What’s next for you?</strong><br /><br />I've found my niche in the world of repository development. I enjoy playing with technology and building digital collections. Libraries need leaders, especially technology leaders, more than we need managers, so I would like to explore how technology can change traditional library structure and operations. I'm interested in research administration and a more embedded role for libraries in the research lifecycle.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-aaron-collie-ms-10-digital-curation-librarian#comments alumni news alumni profile data curation Get to know GSLIS Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:14:13 +0000 cglaze 9053 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Summer Getaway for School Librarians: Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8 http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/25/summer-getaway-school-librarians-invasion-ipads-apps-k-8 <p>The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering a Summer Getaway for School Librarians! Join us on campus June 23-25 as we focus on crucial topics relevant to the field. Gain hands-on experience using the newest technologies and connect with like-minded professionals in the field. Register for one, two, or three days. Cost is $60 per day, breakfast and lunch included. Each workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. More information and registration available on our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd">Continuing Professional Development web site</a>.</p><p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:">"Georgeann Burch"-gburch, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>June 23: Danielson, SLOs and You<br />June 24: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders<br />June 25: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12<br />June 25: Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL </div> </div> </div> <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, 06/25/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/25/summer-getaway-school-librarians-invasion-ipads-apps-k-8#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:39:42 +0000 mclaugh 9070 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Summer Getaway for School Librarians: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12 http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/25/summer-getaway-school-librarians-gaga-google-apps-k-12 <p>The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering a Summer Getaway for School Librarians! Join us on campus June 23-25 as we focus on crucial topics relevant to the field. Gain hands-on experience using the newest technologies and connect with like-minded professionals in the field. Register for one, two, or three days. Cost is $60 per day, breakfast and lunch included. Each workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. More information and registration available on our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd">Continuing Professional Development web site</a>.</p><p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:">"Georgeann Burch"-gburch, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>June 23: Danielson, SLOs and You<br />June 24: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders<br />June 25: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12<br />June 25: Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL </div> </div> </div> <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, 06/25/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/25/summer-getaway-school-librarians-gaga-google-apps-k-12#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:37:22 +0000 mclaugh 9069 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Summer Getaway for School Librarians: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/24/summer-getaway-school-librarians-going-digital-ebooks-and-ereaders <p>The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering a Summer Getaway for School Librarians! Join us on campus June 23-25 as we focus on crucial topics relevant to the field. Gain hands-on experience using the newest technologies and connect with like-minded professionals in the field. Register for one, two, or three days. Cost is $60 per day, breakfast and lunch included. Each workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. More information and registration available on our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd">Continuing Professional Development web site</a>.</p><p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:">"Georgeann Burch"-gburch, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>June 23: Danielson, SLOs and You<br />June 24: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders<br />June 25: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12<br />June 25: Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL </div> </div> </div> <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">Tue, 06/24/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/24/summer-getaway-school-librarians-going-digital-ebooks-and-ereaders#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:35:54 +0000 mclaugh 9068 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Summer Getaway for School Librarians: Danielson, SLOs and You http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/23/summer-getaway-school-librarians-danielson-slos-and-you <p>The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering a Summer Getaway for School Librarians! Join us on campus June 23-25 as we focus on crucial topics relevant to the field. Gain hands-on experience using the newest technologies and connect with like-minded professionals in the field. Register for one, two, or three days. Cost is $60 per day, breakfast and lunch included. Each workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. More information and registration available on our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/cpd">Continuing Professional Development web site</a>.</p><p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:">"Georgeann Burch"-gburch, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>June 23: Danielson, SLOs and You<br />June 24: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders<br />June 25: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12<br />June 25: Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL </div> </div> </div> <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">Mon, 06/23/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/06/23/summer-getaway-school-librarians-danielson-slos-and-you#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:34:03 +0000 mclaugh 9067 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Inclusions and Exclusions Reading Group http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/30/inclusions-and-exclusions-reading-group <p>Please join the Inclusions and Exclusions Reading Group and co-facilitators Melissa Hayes and Karla Lucht, GSLIS doctoral students, as we discuss diversity in children's literature, complementing the May 2014 issue of <em>School Library Journal</em>. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 12-1 p.m. in GSLIS room 46 and virtually via the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">Blackboard Collaborate Meeting Room</a>. Additional readings are available on the <a href="https://courses.lis.illinois.edu/course/view.php?id=1425">Moodle page</a> and a bibliography of these readings is also available on the <a href="http://publish.illinois.edu/inclusivegslis/" target="_blank">Inclusions and Exclusions web page</a>. </p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 46 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <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, 04/30/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/30/inclusions-and-exclusions-reading-group#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:14:50 +0000 mclaugh 9066 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Virtual Info Session: GSLIS online master's program http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/17/virtual-info-session-gslis-online-masters-program <p>GSLIS invites prospective students to learn more about our online/LEEP Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree in a virtual information session. Student Affairs staff will provide a program overview, review admissions requirements, and answer questions.<br /><br />This is a virtual event, please RSVP to <a href="mailto:">"Roy Brooks"-rebrooks, at illinois.edu-</a>.<br /><br />Unable to attend? Visit our <a href="http://www.lis.illinois.edu/future-students" target="_blank">Future Students page</a> and/or contact <a href="mailto:lis-apply@illinois.edu">lis-apply@illinois.edu</a>.<br /><br />Consistently named the top library and information science school in the nation, GSLIS offers graduate degrees with areas of specialization including data curation, digital libraries, K-12 school librarianship, social and community informatics, socio-technical data analytics, and youth services as well as continuing professional development opportunities. Courses are available both on campus in Champaign-Urbana, recently named an emerging tech hub by Techie.com, and online through our cutting-edge LEEP program.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <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">Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/17/virtual-info-session-gslis-online-masters-program#comments School News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:27:02 +0000 kimsch 9062 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu