Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en Diesner awarded one of Illinois’s first grants from AB InBev http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/diesner-awarded-one-illinois%E2%80%99s-first-grants-ab-inbev <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/20140804_122741.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="215" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/20140804_122741-cropped.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="218" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Assistant Professor Jana Diesner and two GSLIS doctoral students began their work on one of the University of Illinois's first grants from leading international brewer Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev. The project team, including Diesner as principal investigator and doctoral students Jinseok Kim and Shubhanshu Mishra, will use data mining and social network analysis techniques advance techniques for assessing the impact of information disseminated on social media. They met with AB InBev representatives at the company’s St. Louis headquarters in August to get a deeper understanding of the processes, technologies and data used at their data analytics and customer services management unit.  </p><p>Diesner is an expert in network analysis and has developed a tool that analyzes data culled from a variety of sources, including social media, in order to reveal connections between social stakeholders and the content that they are produce and share.</p><p>“We are developing cutting-edge methods and knowledge at the nexus of natural language processing, network analysis, and machine learning to improve and advance the status quo of actionable social listening,” Diesner explained. “We are assessing the impact of information shared by this organization in an empirical, rigorous, and scalable fashion. The close collaboration with AB InBev provides us with access to real-world, large-scale data and metadata as well as subject matter expertise that can help us to evaluate the performance and usefulness of the computational solutions that we are developing.” </p><p>Titled, “Socio-Technical Data Analytics for Improving Impact and Impact Assessment,” the project is expected to continue through April 2015. Along with one other recently-awarded Illinois grant, it cements a developing partnership between Illinois and AB InBev, which established a permanent office in the University’s Research Park last fall.</p><p>Diesner is an assistant professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, in the Computation, Organizations and Society (COS) Program. Diesner conducts research at the nexus of network science, natural language processing and machine learning. Her research mission is to contribute to the computational analysis and better understanding of the interplay and co-evolution of information and the structure and functioning of socio-technical networks. She develops and investigates methods and technologies for extracting information about networks from text corpora and considering the content of information for network analysis. In her empirical work, she studies networks from the business, science and geopolitical domain. She is particularly interested in covert information and covert networks.</p><p></p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/diesner-awarded-one-illinois%E2%80%99s-first-grants-ab-inbev#comments Social and Community Informatics socio-technical data analytics Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:20:50 +0000 cglaze 9319 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Get to know Brian Wu (MS '13), data analyst http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/get-know-brian-wu-ms-13-data-analyst <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/Brian_Outside_smallportrait.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="378" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a master’s student at GSLIS, Brian Wu worked as a data analysis intern at <a href="http://www.neustar.biz/" target="_blank">Neustar, Inc.</a> at the <a href="http://researchpark.illinois.edu/">University of Illinois Research Park</a>. Since graduating and moving into and associate data analyst position he’s enjoyed the variety of tasks that come with work in a corporate data analysis setting. He hopes to use what he’s learned at GSLIS and Neustar as he begins to further specialize within this dynamic field.</p><p><strong>Where do you work and what is your role?</strong></p><p>I am an associate data analyst at Neustar, a company that has been historically known as the neutral provider of many telecommunications services like number portability and Domain Name System services. Today, Neustar is establishing itself as the real-time intelligence authority for business-to-business information and analytics across the globe.</p><p>My role within Neustar is an ever-changing one; I am jumping between building ontologies for information systems; metadata documentation; researching and exploring new technological and business opportunities; and user interface/user experience prototyping. Of course, being in the Research Park office also means I help with recruitment, as well as mentorship of interns.</p><p><strong>What do you like best about your job?</strong></p><p>I love how multifaceted my position is; I am building skills in business and technology, as well as seeing how they're interconnected and impacting each other. Every time I’m successful in building out a full ontology for a system or debugging an automation program, I always get a sense of relief and accomplishment. Moreover, being surrounded by a diverse group of coworkers that are willing to critique, discuss, and debate advances in technology is definitely a huge plus!</p><p><strong>How did GSLIS help you get to where you are today?</strong></p><p>GSLIS provided me with a lot of insight toward the complex world we live in. There are very few people outside of the LIS field that look at the big picture of everything. Having gone through a spectrum of LIS classes makes me understand that my work is an individual task in addition to it being an extrapolatable point for connecting people and projects. Of course, the faculty and staff at GSLIS are wonderful to work with and speak to; I've heard about countless opportunities, experiences, and suggestions simply by stopping by for a friendly chat.</p><p><strong>What advice would you like to share with GSLIS students?</strong></p><p>Have an inquisitive mind about everything. Pick up some new technical skills in your spare time and use them in your daily life—it will make implementing them at work much easier. Go to events and talk to people, even if you feel out of place. Find a mentor and be a mentor, in or out of GSLIS; these mentor-mentee interactions will grant you significant insight into your own thought processing and life decisions, and allow you to refine yourself.</p><p>Most importantly, get out there and DO things, even if they're not related to your dream job or the LIS field (or actual "work"). You never know what skills or people you might cross paths with, at a volunteer position or a postconference dinner!</p><p><strong>What do enjoy doing in your spare time?</strong></p><p>I'm a (nerdy) 90's kid at heart, so I always find time to watch anime and play video games. I also enjoy the occasional board game, Dungeons &amp; Dragons adventuring, or star gazing. Of course, being a foodie, I always clear some room in my schedule for cooking experiments or eating at a new restaurant.</p><p>Separate from personal pleasure, I am currently acting as the interim director of information technology for <a href="http://www.tapinacademy.org/" target="_blank">Tap In Leadership Academy</a>. Every now and then I perform maintenance and documentation on existing systems, as well as dealing with specific requests to keep things running smoothly at Tap In.</p><p><strong>What's next for you?</strong></p><p>As much as I like diving into the various parts of Neustar, I am ready to start specializing and finding my own niche. This may mean seeking a specific direction on the job or going back to school part time to achieve the goal. But, before I decide on the path I will take, I am pulling in as many interesting projects as possible and making meaningful connections with people. I believe my time in the Neustar office at Illinois’s Research Park is an amazing experience, and it will definitely push me to transition towards greater and more lofty goals in the near future.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/get-know-brian-wu-ms-13-data-analyst#comments alumni news alumni profile Get to know GSLIS Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:38:29 +0000 cglaze 9346 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Manheim presents at Information Behaviour Conference http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/manheim-presents-information-behaviour-conference <p>LEEP student Lilach Manheim will present her paper, “Information non-seeking behavior,” at the<a href="http://isic2014.com/" target="_blank"> Information Behaviour Conference (ISIC)</a>, an international biennial conference to be held this year in Leeds, United Kingdom, from September 2-5. Manheim has received funding from GSLIS to travel and attend the conference.  </p><p>Manheim’s paper analyzes how the decision to <em>not </em>seek information has been studied and understood, with an examination of how the lens of information-seeking research has framed the way non-seeking behavior has been approached. Manheim argues that exploring information non-seeking behavior more holistically may lead scholars to discover that these behaviors could sometimes have beneficial uses, along with enabling a deeper understanding of information non-seeking in general. The premise originally came out of a project that Manheim created in Assistant Professor Nicole Cooke’s course, LIS 503: Use and Users of Information.</p><p>“I was thrilled to learn that my paper was chosen, especially since this is such a major conference for information behavior scholarship and is attended by many of the leaders in this field. Dr. Cooke’s support and guidance has been instrumental in completing this research and resulting paper, as well as in recommending that I submit my work to this conference,” said Manheim. “I also really appreciate the generous financial support provided by GSLIS through the conference travel grant for international travel. It demonstrates the school’s commitment to providing learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.”</p><p>Manheim is currently working in a long-term paid internship at the Salt River Project (SRP), a water and power utility company in Arizona. She started at the SRP corporate library, helping out on some instructional design development projects for the information management employee training program. She then joined the IT Strategy &amp; Architecture department, where she has enjoyed the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including information governance, IT governance methodology and tools development, training and documentation development, and intranet redesign projects. She also has served as the content manager for two high-visibility departmental SharePoint intranet sites. Manheim’s long-term career goals are focused primarily on user experience research and human-centered information design. </p><p>“The ISIC conference is an incredible opportunity to learn about the latest advances in information behavior research, and to meet practitioners who conduct research outside of the academic setting,” Manheim says. </p><p>Manheim’s paper will be published in the international online journal, <a href="http://www.informationr.net/ir/index.html" target="_blank"><em>Information Research</em></a>.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/manheim-presents-information-behaviour-conference#comments Information Organization, Access, and Retrieval student news Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:31:56 +0000 cglaze 9353 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Gathering at ASIST http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/04/gslis-gathering-asist <p>Please join us in Seattle for the GSLIS Gathering at ASIST.</p><p>All alumni and current students are invited to attend receptions and other GSLIS events organized around conference, regardless of their participation in conference activities. Please stop by and see us! We encourage you to bring a potential MS or PhD student to meet our faculty and other alumni.</p><p>Please RSVP to the <a href="mailto:">"GSLIS Advancement Office"-gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a> by Tuesday, October 28.</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"> Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 </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, 11/04/2014 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/04/gslis-gathering-asist#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:27:55 +0000 mclaugh 9352 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Gathering at ISLMA http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/gslis-gathering-islma <p>Please join us in Tinley Park for the GSLIS Gathering at ISLMA.</p><p>All alumni and current students are invited to attend receptions and other GSLIS events organized around conference, regardless of their participation in conference activities. Please stop by and see us! We encourage you to bring a potential MS or PhD student to meet our faculty and other alumni.</p><p>Please RSVP to the <a href="mailto:">"GSLIS Advancement Office"-gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a> by Monday, November 3.</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"> Holiday Inn Hotel &amp; Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477 </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, 11/07/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">5:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/gslis-gathering-islma#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:20:41 +0000 mclaugh 9351 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu ALA Student Chapter Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/03/ala-student-chapter-meeting <p>Join us for the first ALA Student Chapter meeting of the year!<br />ALA is a great way for you to be involved with the GSLIS community and to meet your fellow students.</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />131 LIS and virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a></p><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"> ALA Student Chapter </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, 09/03/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/03/ala-student-chapter-meeting#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:45:45 +0000 cglaze 9350 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Stodden joins GSLIS faculty http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/08/stodden-joins-gslis-faculty <p>The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois (GSLIS) is pleased to announce that Victoria Stodden has joined the GSLIS faculty.</p> <p>A leading figure in the area of reproducibility in computational science, Stodden is exploring how can we better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to research. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing practices. </p> <p>"Increasingly we form theories and make consequential decisions based on applications of highly complex methods applied to vast quantities of information," notes GSLIS Dean Allen Renear. "It is now more important than ever that both methods and data be accessible to other researchers within an infrastructure of policies and practices that support independent confirmation and reuse. The potential benefits include safer, fairer, more accurate, and more effective science. Victoria has been expertly directing national attention to this issue. And she has shown that while computational approaches may present new challenges for ensuring useful reliable scientific discoveries, they also present new opportunities for addressing those challenges. We are very excited to have Victoria at GSLIS." </p> <p>“GSLIS is such a compelling and natural place to teach and do research on the impact of digitization on scholarly research and dissemination practices. I am excited to be joining a forward thinking community of outstanding faculty and students deeply engaged at the interface of information and technology – a community emphasizing not only excellence in scholarly research but also innovation in teaching and mentorship, interdisciplinary breadth, and the spirit of technological creativity embodied by the university,” said Stodden. </p> <p>Stodden will hold an affiliate faculty appointment with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in addition to affiliate faculty appointments in the College of Law, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Statistics.</p> <p>“Victoria will establish and lead an interdisciplinary research team at NCSA, leveraging the breadth of activities and scientific applications at the center, as well as those in GSLIS and other academic units” stated NCSA Director Ed Seidel. “Victoria is an exemplar for the type of interdisciplinary faculty we are jointly recruiting with academic units across the university as NCSA develops faculty-led research teams to tackle complex, interdisciplinary problems, and advance our position as a world leading center for applications in simulation, modeling and advanced data-intensive computing.”</p> <p>“Computer Science sees terrific synergies between our growing focus on big data technologies and Victoria’s foundational work on reproducibility,” said Rob A. Rutenbar, head of the Computer Science Department.  “We’re really happy she chose Illinois.”</p> <p>Stodden co-chairs the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure and is a member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee. She also serves on the National Academies Committee on Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process and is a member of the NCBI Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIH National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central National Advisory Committee.</p> <p>Previously an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University, Stodden taught courses in data science, reproducible research, and statistical theory and was affiliated with the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. She co-edited two books released this year, <em>Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement </em>published by Cambridge University Press and <em>Implementing Reproducible Research</em> published by Taylor &amp; Francis.</p> <p>Stodden earned both her PhD in statistics and her law degree from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa. Before joining Columbia’s faculty, she was a research fellow at Harvard Law School, a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Kauffman Fellow in Law and Innovation in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/08/stodden-joins-gslis-faculty#comments Data Curation Information Organization, Access, and Retrieval Scholarly Communication Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:05:14 +0000 kimsch 9348 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Laura Frerichs http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/30/information-city-lecture-laura-frerichs <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>On October 30, the speaker will be Laura Frerichs, University of Illinois Research Park director and director of economic development for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 10/30/2014 - <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/2014/10/30/information-city-lecture-laura-frerichs#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:07:41 +0000 cglaze 9345 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/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>On October 23, the speakers will be Mike Smeltzer and Levi Dinkla. Smeltzer, former primary investigator of UC2B and retired director of networking for CITES, University of Illinois, will discuss UC2B origins and history. Levi Dinkla, vice president of iTV-3, will discuss the current state and future of high-speed fiber optic broadband access in Champaign-Urbana. </p><p>For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 10/23/2014 - <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/2014/10/23/information-city-lecture#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:04:58 +0000 cglaze 9344 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/09/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>On October 9, the speakers will be Brian Bell and Chris Hamb. Brian Bell is founder and director of the Digital Equality Initiative. Chris Hamb is founder and director of Chrisp Media. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 10/09/2014 - <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/2014/10/09/information-city-lecture#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:55:43 +0000 cglaze 9343 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Noah Lenstra http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/02/information-city-lecture-noah-lenstra <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>On October 2, the speaker will be Noah Lenstra and special guests, Aging in the Information City. Noah is a PhD candidate at GSLIS researching how community institutions support the digital literacy of older adults. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 10/02/2014 - <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/2014/10/02/information-city-lecture-noah-lenstra#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:34 +0000 cglaze 9342 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Mark Henderson http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/27/information-city-lecture-mark-henderson <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>On September 27, the speaker will be Mark Henderson, Chief Information Officer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are pleased to announce this as our first community-based lecture. Join us from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 at the Champaign Public Library, Robeson Rooms A &amp; B.</p><p>For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, Robeson Rooms A &amp; B </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">Sat, 09/27/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">2:00pm</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/2014/09/27/information-city-lecture-mark-henderson#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:32 +0000 cglaze 9341 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Kristina Hoerner http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/25/information-city-lecture-kristina-hoerner <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>On September 25, the speaker will be Kristina Hoerner, adult services manager at the Champaign Public Library. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 09/25/2014 - <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/2014/09/25/information-city-lecture-kristina-hoerner#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:41:50 +0000 cglaze 9340 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/11/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>On September 11, the speakers will be Will Kent (MS '11), Brooke Bahnsen (MS '08), and Ed Remus (MS '10), graduates of the Community Informatics program at GSLIS who now work in public libraries. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 09/11/2014 - <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/2014/09/11/information-city-lecture#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:39:32 +0000 cglaze 9339 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Information City Lecture: Celeste Choate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/04/information-city-lecture-celeste-choate <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>On September 4, the speaker will be Celeste Choate, executive director of The Urbana Free Library. For more information visit the <a href="http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/cilab/DigitalDivide.html">Information City Lecture Series webpage,</a> or contact <a href="mailto:">"Associate Professor Kate Williams"-katewill, at illinois.edu-</a> or doctoral student <a href="mailto:">"Noah Lenstra"-nlenstr2, at illinois.edu-</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"> 131 LIS </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, 09/04/2014 - <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/2014/09/04/information-city-lecture-celeste-choate#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:57:26 +0000 cglaze 9338 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu