Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en Get to know Leighton Christiansen (MS '12), transportation librarian http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-leighton-christiansen-ms-12-transportation-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/leighton1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Leighton Christiansen’s experience in transportation and the information professions prepared him for work as the single librarian serving the Iowa Department of Transportation. Combined with the skills he learned via the iSchool's <a href="/academics/degrees/specializations/data_curation">Specialization in Data Curation</a>, Christiansen has found himself uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges facing the transportation information industry today.  </p><p><strong>Where do you work and what is your role?</strong></p><p>I am the librarian at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Library. While Iowa State University's (ISU) Institute for Transportation is my actual employer, my services are contracted to the Iowa DOT, and my main work site is the DOT Library. I also assist engineering faculty and students at ISU. As a solo librarian I undertake all aspects of librarianship, including collection development, cataloging, reference, etc. My main role is to provide search assistance to Iowa DOT engineers and researchers.</p><p><strong>What do you like best about your job?</strong></p><p>As the Iowa DOT librarian, I have been able to merge a number of past and current skills and interests: I have been an over-the-road truck driver and a journalist, I am interested in history and science, and I studied English, computer science, data curation, digital preservation, and general librarianship. I have been serving on the Iowa DOT 100th Anniversary Committee and lecturing on transportation history throughout Iowa. I also serve on nine state, regional, national, and international committees, allowing me to offer new insights and energy to long-established bodies and take a lead in the efforts of transportation librarians to understand issues posed by long-term data stewardship, data management, and open access to data sets and publications. As a solo librarian, conference travel is actually a joy: I relish the chance to discuss, brainstorm, and plot in a room full of dynamic, knowledgeable people.</p><p><strong>How did GSLIS, and specifically the Specialization in Data Curation, help you get to where you are today?</strong></p><p>The Specialization in Data Curation meant that, when the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced in 2013 that all agencies receiving research funding from United States governmental bodies must have in place, going forward, data management plans for data sets and open access plans and policies for publications and data sets, I was well suited to understand the challenges and opportunities agencies would face. Since September I have been leading the efforts of the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network and the Transportation Library Connectivity &amp; Development Pooled Fund TPF5-(237) (i.e., committees of transportation librarians) to educate and re-tool transportation librarians on issues of data curation, with the aim that these librarians will then aid their agencies in the move to compliance with these new federal requirements, and earning a place at the data curation/data management table for these librarians.</p><p><strong>What advice would you like to share with GSLIS students?</strong></p><p>When you are seeking a specialization, do not overlook general skills. You might be planning to go into curation or preservation, but you may still need to know how to catalog and answer reference questions skillfully. I still have not yet curated a single data set, but through my current advocacy efforts, hope to be doing so in the future.</p><p><strong>What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?</strong></p><p>I'm a librarian: I have books and cats. Iowa also has more than 1,700 miles of bike trails which I am slowly exploring.</p><p><strong>What’s next for you?</strong></p><p>A cookie.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/get-know-leighton-christiansen-ms-12-transportation-librarian#comments alumni news alumni profile data curation Get to know GSLIS Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:33:58 +0000 cglaze 9088 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CCB Brown Bag: Jeannette Hulick http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/ccb-brown-bag-jeannette-hulick <p>Join us on Thursday, May 1 from 12-1 p.m. in the <a href="http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu">Center for Children's Books</a> (GSLIS, Room 24) or <a href="https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?password=GSLISMtgRMparticpant&amp;sid=407" target="_blank">virtually</a> for a brown bag discussion featuring <em>Bulletin</em> reviewer, GSLIS alum, Tolono Public Library programming leader, and storytime lady extraordinaire Jeannette Hulick. She will share her secrets for pushing your library programming for kids to the next level, pulling out all of the stops from puppets to costumes in order to create engaging reading environments. <br /><br /> All students, faculty, and staff are welcome at CCB Brown Bags. Please feel free to bring your lunch and join us! Contact the <a href="mailto:">"CCB"-ccb, at illinois.edu-</a> with questions. <br /><br /></p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/ccb-brown-bag-jeannette-hulick#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:07 +0000 cglaze 9091 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CIRSS Seminar Series: Sally Jo Cunningham http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/25/cirss-seminar-series-sally-jo-cunningham <p>Please join us at a special EARLIER time for this week's CIRSS Seminar, Friday, April 25, 2:30 - 3:30pm in room 46 LIS. Special guest Sally Jo Cunningham, Computer Science Department at Waikato University (New Zealand), will present "Children, their books and their music."</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p>Surprisingly few naturalistic studies exist of how children select books and music "in the wild" -- that is, in a physical library, bookstore, or music shop. This presentation reports on a series of observational studies of children interacting with large public and small private collections of books and music, spanning a decade. The insights gained into how children prefer to interact with the collections suggest directions for research and development in providing access for them to digital collections.</p><p><strong>Bio:</strong></p><p>Sally Jo Cunningham is a member of the Computer Science Department at Waikato University (New Zealand). She is a founding member of the New Zealand Digital Libraries Research Group, who are the developers of the Greenstone software to support the development and management of digital document collections. Her research primarily focuses on digital library users and their information behavior, over text, image, video, and music documents; she is particularily interested in how information behavior changes as people move to digital documents, and in how we can support the "non-native" behavior seen with physical collections, in the digital library. Her work is primarily qualitative and ethnographic, though she does indulge in more technically oriented research projects on occasion. She is also an active researcher in the Computer-Human Interaction and Music Information Retrieval communities.</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">Fri, 04/25/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">2:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">3:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/25/cirss-seminar-series-sally-jo-cunningham#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:23:03 +0000 mclaugh 9087 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu New Student Advising: Online Session http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/05/14/new-student-advising-online-session <p>New students entering in the summer and fall should try to attend one of these advising sessions. If you have questions, please email the <a href="mailto:">"advising staff"-advising, at support.lis.illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>This session is being offered online in the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">Student Services Meeting Room</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"> 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">Wed, 05/14/2014 - <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/2014/05/14/new-student-advising-online-session#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:36:15 +0000 mclaugh 9086 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu New Student Advising: Online Session http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/05/06/new-student-advising-online-session <p>New students entering in the summer and fall should try to attend one of these advising sessions. If you have questions, please email the <a href="mailto:">"advising staff"-advising, at support.lis.illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p>This session is being offered online in the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">Student Services Meeting Room</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"> 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">Tue, 05/06/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">7:00pm</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/2014/05/06/new-student-advising-online-session#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:35:28 +0000 mclaugh 9085 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Cooke speaks at diversity & fluency conferences, PhD colloquium http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/cooke-speaks-diversity-fluency-conferences-phd-colloquium <p>Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke’s diverse research interests and experiences as an iSchool faculty member have taken her to an array of events this month. She will speak at three events in April, discussing topics from social justice to the roles of LIS faculty.</p><p>On April 5 Cooke participated in a panel at the <a href="http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=10806" target="_blank">New Directions in Information Fluency</a> conference at Augustana College. As part of a panel entitled, “The Big Picture,” Cooke presented, “Training for the Future of Information Literacy and Fluency,” in which she argued that formal education should be encouraged over informal methods in the training and professional development of librarians. She further suggested that collaboration between LIS faculty and practicing information professionals be encouraged as a means of enhancing education at the intersection of LIS theory and practice</p><p>At the <a href="http://ipac.umd.edu/LISDIV-Welcome2014" target="_blank">Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education</a>, Cooke spoke on a panel entitled, “Social Justice: From Education to Advocacy.” The Symposium, held at the University of Maryland on April 11, focused on issues surrounding advocacy, outreach, and inclusion. The event was hosted by Maryland’s College of Information Studies and Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), and was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.</p><p>Cooke will return to her alma mater, Rutgers University, on April 23, where she will serve alongside other distinguished young alumni as an honorary juror and introductory panelist at the School of Communication and Information’s PhD Program Colloquium. She will discuss her first two years at the University of Illinois, including her transition from a library practitioner to a faculty member, initiating new curricular areas, and integrating her research, teaching, and service areas.</p><p>Cooke is an assistant professor at GSLIS, having graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in communication, information, and library studies in 2012 (where she was an 2008 American Library Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellow). Previously, she was an instruction librarian and tenured assistant professor at Montclair State University’s (New Jersey) Sprague Library.</p><p>Her research interests include human information behavior, particularly in an online context; diversity and social justice in librarianship; LIS education and pedagogy, particularly in the online environment; and information literacy and instruction.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/04/cooke-speaks-diversity-fluency-conferences-phd-colloquium#comments faculty news Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:12:56 +0000 cglaze 9078 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Library Strategies: Collections – Discovery – Preservation http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/04/22/library-strategies-collections-%E2%80%93-discovery-%E2%80%93-preservation <p>Roger Schonfeld will present, "Library Strategies: Collections – Discovery – Preservation" on April 22 from 3:00-4:00pm in 126 LIS. Schonfeld is program director for libraries, users, and scholarly practices at <a href="http://www.sr.ithaka.org/" target="_blank">Ithaka S+R</a>, a research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities in making the transition to the digital environment.</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong><br />Traditionally charged with building collections, facilitating their discovery, and ensuring their preservation, academic libraries are coming to terms with new roles. Collections, once purchased outright and contained within the library’s walls, are increasingly digital, typically leased, or completely open. Discovery has migrated from the locally created catalog to third parties whose scale and services will make it possible to anticipate user needs. Even preservation efforts are refocusing away from local print collections and towards common and digital collections. Beyond adapting staffing and services as appropriate, many libraries will also want to develop a framework that allows them to envision an intentional future for each of these functions. This talk will review some of the trends that have emerged in the areas of collections, discovery, and preservation, to help libraries consider wise strategies—those that are both desirable and realistic—to serve as the basis for service innovation.</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"> 126 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">3:00pm</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/2014/04/22/library-strategies-collections-%E2%80%93-discovery-%E2%80%93-preservation#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:11:16 +0000 cashwill 9084 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu 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 Scholarly Communication school 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