Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en Black honored as GSLIS Centennial Scholar http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/black-honored-gslis-centennial-scholar <p>Professor Alistair Black has been named the GSLIS Centennial Scholar for 2014-2015. The Centennial Scholar award is endowed by alumni and friends of GSLIS and given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science.</p> <p>A member of the GSLIS faculty since 2009, Black’s research interests include the history of librarianship and information management; the history of corporate magazines, corporate libraries, and information bureaux; and the history of library design. Presently, he is writing a book on library design in Britain in the “long” 1960s. He is the <a href="/articles/2013/12/black-receives-2013-library-history-essay-award">recipient of the 2013 Library History Essay Award</a> for his article, “Organizational Learning and Home-Grown Writing: The Library Staff Magazine in Britain in the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” which appeared in <em>Information &amp; Culture</em>, Volume 47, Number 4 (2012).</p> <p>At GSLIS, Black teaches courses in information history, library buildings and society, historical foundations of the information society, public library history, and libraries in film. With Associate Professor Bonnie Mak, he is co-chair of the GSLIS History Salon, a forum for the exchange of ideas about the history of books, libraries, and information.</p> <p>“This is a wonderful surprise. I am honored by my colleagues’ recognition of my work and wish to thank them for the strong intellectual climate they collectively provide, from which I have benefited immensely. I am tremendously grateful to GSLIS for supplying a ‘space’ conducive to developing my research interests,” said Black. The award will support Black’s work on his new book as well as work on conference presentations concerning his research on the pre-1960 history of corporate magazines and British librarians in the United States.</p> <p>Black is author of the following books: <em>A New History of the English Public Library</em> (1996) and <em>The Public Library in Britain 1914-2000</em> (2000). He is co-author of <em>Understanding Community Librarianship</em> (1997); <em>The</em> <em>Early Information Society in Britain, 1900-1960</em> (2007); and <em>Books, Buildings and Social Engineering</em> (2009), a socio-architectural history of early public libraries in Britain. He also co-edited Volume 3 (covering 1850-2000) of the <em>Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland</em> (2006).</p> <p>Currently, Black is the general editor of the journal <em>Library Trends</em>. Previously he served as North American editor of <em>Library and Information History </em>(2009-2013); editor of <em>Library History</em> (2004-2008); chair of the IFLA Section on Library History (2003-2007); and chair of the Library History Group of the UK Library Association (1992-1999).</p> <p>“GSLIS has the enormous good fortune of having one of the world’s leading historians of librarianship and information management as a member of our faculty,” said Allen Renear, GSLIS dean. “Alistair’s scholarship is not only masterful in its erudition and perfection of context and detail, but replete with insights that critically advance our understanding of the fundamental institutions and practices of the information society. His works delight as well as instruct and are, needless to say, as valuable to the larger world of historical scholarship as they are to our own field of library and information science. Like everyone else, I am eager to see what he does next.”</p> <p>Black holds a PhD from London Metropolitan University. Prior to joining the GSLIS faculty he taught at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1990 to 2009.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/black-honored-gslis-centennial-scholar#comments Centennial Scholar faculty news History, Economics, and Policy honors and awards Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:06 +0000 cashwill 9400 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CDI receives Digital Innovation Leadership grant http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/cdi-receives-digital-innovation-leadership-grant <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/119%20tmc.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Illinois citizens will soon have increased access to the latest digital tools and economic development opportunities. The <a href="http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/index.cfm" target="_blank">University of Illinois Extension</a> has awarded $300,000 to the <a href="http://cdi.lis.illinois.edu/cdi/">Center for Digital Inclusion</a> at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science as part of a new campus extension and outreach initiative. The project was one of six collaborative projects led by interdisciplinary faculty and staff from across the Urbana campus selected to further Extension’s education and outreach mission. </p><p>The Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program will increase opportunities for entrepreneurship, economic development, and innovation through the expansion of digital manufacturing, digital media production, and data analytics. Additionally, the project will engage Illinois residents with mobile digital design and innovation labs, or “digitech hubs,” which will serve as high-tech inventor workshops equipped with tools for everything from audio production to 3D printing.  </p><p>These hubs, sometimes known as “makerspaces,” will provide an exploratory community design space for advanced digital design and innovation. For example, community members could learn to make podcasts, experiment with soldering, create small robots, learn how to 3D design and print, or work with advanced microcomputers. The expansion of digitech hubs is a new way for Extension to engage with the public and to expand the reach of world-class research at Illinois. </p><p><a href="/people/faculty/jongant">Jon Gant</a>, director of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) and research associate professor at GSLIS, is the principal investigator of the grant. An interdisciplinary team of accomplished Illinois researchers will serve as grant partners. </p><p>“Enabling this kind of innovation and creativity is key to twenty-first century technological and economic development,” said Gant. “We’re committed to expanding economic development and digital inclusion opportunities across Illinois by helping to build institutional capacity with Extension and communities across the state.”</p><p>The Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership program brings together faculty from engineering, fine and applied arts, business, labor and employment relations, media, and library and information science to collaborate with Extension educators. Participants from GSLIS include Catherine Blake, associate professor and associate director of the Centrer for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS); Brant Houston, GSLIS-affiliated faculty member; Professor Michael Twidale; Senior Research Scientist Martin Wolske; and doctoral students Jarai Carter, Jeff Ginger, and Kirstin Phelps. </p><p>While the mobile labs rotate among Extension sites, Digital Innovation Leadership staff will also work with 4-H clubs, public libraries, and public schools to develop permanent community-based and -supported studios, creating a network that will build statewide capacity in digital design, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship.  </p><p>The awards are part of the University of Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative, a special partnership between Extension, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), and the Office of the Provost. Six awards were selected from a pool of seventy-one proposals from sixteen campus units. The Extension and Outreach Initiative is aimed at establishing new collaborations between Extension and departments and units across campus.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/cdi-receives-digital-innovation-leadership-grant#comments CDI School News Social and Community Informatics Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:50:33 +0000 cglaze 9449 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu SAA Student Chapter Fall Field Trip to St. Louis http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/saa-student-chapter-fall-field-trip-st-louis <p>The Society of American Archivists Student Chapter will be holding its fall field trip to St. Louis, Missouri. We will tour archives at the Missouri Botanical Gardens Library and Archives, the Washington University Film and Media Archives, University Archives, and Modern Graphic History Library, the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, and the Campbell House Museum. Further details are forthcoming, check the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaatuiuc/" target="_blank">SAA Facebook page</a> for updates.</p><p>Contact <a href="mailto:">"Anne Trammell"-trammel2, at illinois.edu-</a> or <a href="mailto:">"Madison Sullivan"-mesulli3, at illinois.edu-</a> with questions.</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-start">Fri, 11/07/2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Sat, 11/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/saa-student-chapter-fall-field-trip-st-louis#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:24:35 +0000 mclaugh 9452 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Sousa Archives and Center for American Music: Tour and Talk http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/10/sousa-archives-and-center-american-music-tour-and-talk <p>Join the Society of American Archivists student chapter for a tour of the <a href="http://www.library.illinois.edu/sousa/" target="_blank">Sousa Archives and Center for American Music</a>. We will view the museum and archives, and Scott Schwartz, Archivist for Music and Fine Arts, will discuss his career working in archives and special collections.</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"> Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Harding Band Building, 1103 S 6th St, Champaign </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, 10/10/2014 - 4:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/10/sousa-archives-and-center-american-music-tour-and-talk#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:19:30 +0000 mclaugh 9451 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu A Talk By GSLIS Professor Emeritus Chip Bruce: The Past, Present and Future of Progressive Education http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/talk-gslis-professor-emeritus-chip-bruce-past-present-and-future-progressive-educa <p>GSLIS Professor Emeritus Chip Bruce will deliver a talk titled, "The Past, Present and Future of Progressive Education." </p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Education has become a manufacturing process, with the raw material of young minds to be transformed into efficient workers for post-industrial economy. Outputs are quantified for comparisons among individual students and teachers all the way to nation states. Any objections to this process are labeled as resisting accountability or transparency, admittedly important tools if we expect education to achieve its goals. But acknowledging that education has goals highlights the question: What is the real purpose of education? While some define it as preparation for college and career, others argue that the goal is to develop critical thinkers who can shape a just and equitable society in order to lead good and purpose-filled lives. There are other goals as well. <em>Progressive education</em> is a movement that has addressed these questions through diverse experiments in a variety of settings and historical eras. This talk considers examples from the US, Turkey, Spain, and Romania in order to articulate what we can learn from those experiments. It calls for adopting a more critical and dynamic conception of education goals as a necessary element of a healthy society. At the least, it calls for examination of the aims of education, rather than making uncritical assumptions about ends, means, and evaluation criteria.</p><p>Professor Bruce's work on this topic has recently been published in the <a href="http://inased.org/ijpe.htm"><em>International Journal of Progressive Education (IJPE)</em></a> in a series of three special issues on "Progressive Education: Past, Present and Future" (<a href="https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/42569">Antecedents of Educating for Democracy</a>; <a href="https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/45260">Educating for Democracy and the Process of Authority</a>; <a href="https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/45260">What's Next?: The Future of Progressivism as an "Infinite Succession of Presents"</a>).</p><p><strong>About Professor Bruce:</strong> Bruce's work explores a variety of questions regarding the nature of knowledge, democratic participation, community, technology, and literacy. He draws from John Dewey's theory of inquiry and the broader pragmatist tradition. His work has focused on inquiry-based learning, community inquiry, and the information and communication practices that help people in communities learn and work together. His recent books include <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Youth-Community-Inquiry-Literacies-Epistemologies/dp/1433124033" target="_blank"><em>Youth community inquiry: New media for community and personal growth</em></a> (2014), <a href="http://chipbruce.net/2006/04/01/libraries-changing-information-space-and-practice/"><em>Libr@ries: Changing information space and practice</em></a> (2006), and <a href="http://chipbruce.net/?s=Literacy+in+the+Information+Age%3A+Inquiries+into+Meaning+Making+with+New+Technologies"><em>Literacy in the information age: Inquiries into meaning making with new technologies</em></a> (2003). He also cofounded the <a href="http://www.cii.illinois.edu/">Community Informatics Initiative</a> and is involved in the development of computer systems to support collaboration and community action, such as Quill, <a href="http://www.cii.illinois.edu/InquiryPage/">the Inquiry Page</a>, Community Inquiry Labs, <a href="http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~chip/projects/discoveries/discoveries.shtml">Discoveries</a>, and <a href="http://chipbruce.net/1991/08/31/reasoning-under-uncertainty/">Statistics Workshop</a>.</p><p>At Illinois, Bruce taught in Curriculum and Instruction for ten years and then in Library and Information Science for ten years. Prior to his time at Illinois, he taught computer science at Rutgers University and was principal scientist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a BA in biology from Rice University in 1968 and a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.</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"> 333 Education Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philosophy of Education Discussion Group </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, 10/03/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">1:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">3:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/talk-gslis-professor-emeritus-chip-bruce-past-present-and-future-progressive-educa#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:19:05 +0000 mclaugh 9447 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CIRSS Seminar Series: Ian Brooks http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/cirss-seminar-series-ian-brooks <p>Please join us for this session of the CIRSS Seminar Series featuring Ian Brooks, GSLIS Research Scientist and Director of Health Sciences at NSCA. Brooks will present "Saving Lives With Informatics: It's Not Just Hyperbole."</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p>The NCSA health science group was formed in 2005 and charged with using the organization's resources to make a difference in health. Over the last nine years the group has worked on a diverse portfolio of projects focusing primarily on health monitoring and global health. In 2013 the group joined GSLIS to enable greater collaboration and research opportunities. This talk will briefly describe NCSA and some of the major health informatics projects including INDICATOR, a new approach to One Health monitoring based on data fusion for reality mining. It will also demonstrate the benefit of applying software engineering to medical prescriptions and how simple informatics approaches can truly save lives. Finally, I will discuss some of the current and future opportunities for collaboration with GSLIS.</p><p><strong>About the CIRSS Seminar Series:</strong></p><p>The aim of the CIRSS Seminar Series is to provide a relaxed, no-prep venue for sharing our current research by presenting reruns (or previews) of our recent conference presentations, and presentations from visiting scholars. All CIRSS faculty and student affiliates are welcome to present, and the sessions are open to the entire campus community. More information about the CIRSS Seminar Series, including upcoming presentations, and audio and slides from past presentations, is available on <a href="http://cirssweb.lis.illinois.edu/Events/eventsSeminar.php">our website</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"> 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">Fri, 10/03/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/cirss-seminar-series-ian-brooks#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:48:33 +0000 mclaugh 9446 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Schiller launches Geopolitics of Information series with new book http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/schiller-launches-geopolitics-information-series-new-book <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/Book%20corner%20-%20Schiller.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="453" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/Dan_Schiller.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GSLIS Professor Emeritus Dan Schiller has published a new book titled, <a href="http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/35mbe5qc9780252038761.html" target="_blank"><em>Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis</em></a>. It is the first in a new series called, “The Geopolitics of Information,” which Schiller co-edits, and is now available from the University of Illinois Press. </p><p>The new series will explore the role of information within today's conflicted global political economy and is co-edited by Schiller, Professor Pradip Thomas of the University of Queensland, and Professor Yuezhi Zhao of Simon Fraser University. In <em>Digital Depression</em>, Schiller explores the significance of information and communications technologies both in the run-up to the financial crisis that began in 2007-2008, and as a continuing flashpoint of conflict as rival states maneuver to control this coveted pole of growth and power.</p><p>A historian of information and communications, Schiller is an expert in the areas of telecommunications history, information policy, and the cultural production and political economy of capitalism. He has taught courses on these topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The author of half a dozen books and many research articles, he has written extensively on the development and current structure of digital capitalism—the system of market relationships that is predicated increasingly on networks. </p><p>Schiller's recent research focuses on the role of information and communications in today's financial/economic crisis and on the history of U.S. telecommunications infrastructures. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly publications: <em>tripleC: Communication, Capitalism &amp; Critique;</em> <em>Global Media and Communication; Chinese Journal of Communication; Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media;</em> and <em>Television &amp; New Media</em>.</p><div style="width:1px;height:1px;"> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/schiller-launches-geopolitics-information-series-new-book#comments faculty news History, Economics, and Policy Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:28:05 +0000 cglaze 9436 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu SLA Movie Night: The Mummy http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/sla-movie-night-mummy <p>Join the Special Libraries Association for a movie night on Friday, October 3. We will view the 1999 Brendan Fraser classic, The Mummy! This movie features Rachel Weisz in the inspiring special librarian/Egyptologist role of Evelyn Carnahan. Feel free to come by for a snack and a chuckle!</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">Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/sla-movie-night-mummy#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:21:15 +0000 mclaugh 9445 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Dissertation Proposal Defense: Aiko Takazawa http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/dissertation-proposal-defense-aiko-takazawa <p>Aiko Takazawa will defend her dissertation proposal, "A Microcosm Case Study of Information Activities in a Self-Organizing Group That Innovated New Ways of Spontaneous Collaboration."</p><p>The members of her committee are:</p><p>Michael B. Twidale (Chair, GSLIS)<br />Linda C. Smith (GSLIS)<br />Bertram C. "Chip" Bruce (GSLIS)<br />Preben Hansen (Stockholm University)</p><p>A copy of the dissertation proposal is available at the front desk of GSLIS and also <a href="https://uofi.app.box.com/s/pfzl3mztn0n2y53v4rgv">online</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"> 242 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, 10/03/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/03/dissertation-proposal-defense-aiko-takazawa#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:09:17 +0000 mclaugh 9444 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/20/information-city-lecture <p>For six years GSLIS has sponsored ten Digital Divide Lectures each fall. This year we continue under a new name: the Info City Lectures. An information city is coming into being. The industrial city was a result of all kinds of forces. This time around, can we be more conscious and deliberate? Can we make sure the outcomes work for all of us? This means conversation, so the Digital Divide Lectures become the Info City Lectures.</p><p>This week's speaker will be David Keyes, Community Technology Program Manager, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology.</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"> 131 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">Thu, 11/20/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11:50am</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/20/information-city-lecture#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:29 +0000 mclaugh 9443 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/13/information-city-lecture <p>For six years GSLIS has sponsored ten Digital Divide Lectures each fall. This year we continue under a new name: the Info City Lectures. An information city is coming into being. The industrial city was a result of all kinds of forces. This time around, can we be more conscious and deliberate? Can we make sure the outcomes work for all of us? This means conversation, so the Digital Divide Lectures become the Info City Lectures.</p><p>This week's speaker will be Julia Hersberger, a faculty member in the Library and Information Studies Department of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Hersberger will discuss a study of how the homeless use free cell phones to expand their information networks.</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"> 131 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">Thu, 11/13/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11:50am</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/13/information-city-lecture#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:04:06 +0000 mclaugh 9442 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/06/information-city-lecture <p>For six years GSLIS has sponsored ten Digital Divide Lectures each fall. This year we continue under a new name: the Info City Lectures. An information city is coming into being. The industrial city was a result of all kinds of forces. This time around, can we be more conscious and deliberate? Can we make sure the outcomes work for all of us? This means conversation, so the Digital Divide Lectures become the Info City Lectures.</p><p>This week's speaker will be Hui Yan, Associate Professor in Information Resources Management at the University of Nankai Business School. Yan will discuss the Information City in China.</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"> 131 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">Thu, 11/06/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11:50am</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/06/information-city-lecture#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:02:09 +0000 mclaugh 9441 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Kerris Lee http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/16/information-city-lecture-kerris-lee <p>For six years GSLIS has sponsored ten Digital Divide Lectures each fall. This year we continue under a new name: the Info City Lectures. An information city is coming into being. The industrial city was a result of all kinds of forces. This time around, can we be more conscious and deliberate? Can we make sure the outcomes work for all of us? This means conversation, so the Digital Divide Lectures become the Info City Lectures.</p><p>This week's speaker will be Kerris Lee, Founder of CTRL Shift (Creative Technology Research Lab Shifting Education). Lee will discuss teaching K-12 students how to computer 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"> 131 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">Thu, 10/16/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11:50am</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/16/information-city-lecture-kerris-lee#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:00:26 +0000 mclaugh 9440 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Heidi Uphoff (MS '12), CAS student http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/get-know-heidi-uphoff-ms-12-cas-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/HeidiUphoff.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="438" /> </div> </div> </div> <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 <a href="/academics/degrees/cas-dl">Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries</a> while working at the <a href="http://www.lanl.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Los Alamos National Laboratory</a>’s Research Library in New Mexico. </p><p><strong>Why did you decide to pursue the CAS in Digital Libraries?</strong></p><p>I decided to apply toward the end of my master’s program. I was specializing in data curation and really enjoyed the technology-focused courses. I wanted to take this further and learn more about developing and maintaining repositories for sharing and preserving research data projects. </p><p><strong>Why did you choose GSLIS?</strong></p><p>One of the biggest benefits of choosing GSLIS is its distance education capabilities. Although I took advantage of this as a student who worked in Chicago and now lives in New Mexico, there are other benefits. In addition to working with full-time faculty involved in LIS research, you get to work with adjunct faculty from all over the country. Having an instructor who is currently working in the field talk about the hiring process and their day-to-day activities is invaluable to students trying to figure out what they want to do with their careers.</p><p><strong>What surprises you about the field of LIS?</strong></p><p>The endless number of career paths you can take with this degree. Catching up with other GSLIS alumni, attending conferences, and listening to webinars—it’s always fascinating just to hear what other information professional do at their jobs. You’ll learn about an unusual collection someone curates or a specific software application they are developing that you wouldn’t have pictured a librarian doing when you first started out at GSLIS.</p><p><strong>You work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. What is your role there? </strong></p><p>I started a little over a year ago as a post-master’s student for their Research Library. Since then, I’ve been converted to regular staff and am a member of the library’s institutional content team. We administer library systems and develop and maintain custom institutional repositories. </p><p>One of the more interesting projects I’m working on is developing a new repository system for our current collections using <a href="http://projecthydra.org/" target="_blank">Hydra</a>. I focus mostly on the interface, <a href="http://lucene.apache.org/solr/" target="_blank">Solr</a> indexing, metadata, and testing. Our collections are almost entirely internal, but that will soon change. As a Department of Energy library, we are responsible for enabling our researchers to meet federal requirements for public access and open science. To that end, we are beginning the process of developing a public-facing repository. It’s an exciting time to join the Research Library.</p><p><strong>What career plans or goals do you have?</strong></p><p>With a full-time job and a year left of graduate school, it’s hard to plan too far into the future. I do know that I prefer the service aspect of LIS. I like the idea of supporting research, education, and public interest. I feel that I get to support all three of these things by working at a national laboratory and hope to continue doing so in the future. </p><p><strong>What do you do in your spare time?</strong></p><p>I’ve definitely taken advantage of New Mexico’s outdoor activities. I don’t have to go far from my house to find a new hiking trail, and I am slowly visiting all of the national and state parks. Recently, I visited Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White Sands National Monument. I also run and play tennis. I haven’t tried skiing yet; maybe this winter.</p><p>Los Alamos is a unique place. It’s a small town, but its residents are very active in the community, bringing in concerts and art fairs. Santa Fe is a forty minute drive from here and offers great restaurants and various festivals throughout the year. I joined the Santa Fe Book Arts Group but unfortunately haven’t had much time participate. It’s difficult to keep idle in your free time out here. Too much to do!</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/get-know-heidi-uphoff-ms-12-cas-student#comments Data Curation Digital Libraries Get to know GSLIS student news student profile Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:42 +0000 cglaze 9390 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu International Workshop on Agile Research Process http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/29/international-workshop-agile-research-process <p><strong>Agile research: Ways to get started on a research project</strong><br /><em>taught by GSLIS Professor Michael Twidale and GSLIS Research Fellow Preben Hansen, assistant professor at Stockholm University </em></p><p>Getting started on a research project can be rather daunting—particularly if you have not done much research before. We are offering a series of workshop activities inspired by the Agile Software Development movement. Agile software methods have been found to be particularly successful when you and your clients are not really sure about what should be built—or how to go about building it. We think that it is very similar to the situation in many new research projects, such as starting an MS research project or a PhD project. There are a range of techniques that can be used.</p><p>The details of the workshops will be tailored to the particular needs and interests of students attending, but they will involve some of the following:</p><ul><li>Quickly finding related work and inspiration: collaborative information seeking technique</li><li>Scoping out a research space</li><li>Brainstorming and sketching of ideas</li><li>Techniques for idea discovery, metaphor, and mash-ups</li><li>From Minimum Viable Product to Minimum Viable Premise: how to get started on empirical investigation of your research right now</li><li>The research sprint—what does it look like, and how can I do one in a few hours?</li><li>Rapid prototyping of discovery methods</li><li>Using our own inbuilt reality simulators to enable rapid generation of hypotheses and uncovering our own assumptions, biases expectations and predictions that we can then test empirically</li></ul><p>If you are interested, please email <a href="mailto:">"Michael Twidale"-twidale, at illinois.edu-</a>. In your email, give a brief outline of your research idea/project and how far along you are with it. It is fine if all you have is a vague idea—we can work together to make that idea more concrete and actionable!</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"> Contact Michael Twidale for location details. </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, 09/29/2014 - 9:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/29/international-workshop-agile-research-process#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:40:46 +0000 cglaze 9438 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu