Tag Archives: Library & Information Science

UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Seeking Faculty in Information Systems and Technology

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in information systems and technology, with an emphasis in areas such as human-computer interaction (HCI), database systems, mobile information applications, information security, networking, or multimedia. Full position description, requirements, and application instructions are available here and pasted […]

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Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth

I am currently in New Orleans for the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, where I will be speaking on the program “Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth: How Librarians Can Partner with Parents and Teachers”, hosted by the ALA’s Committee on Professional Ethics and the Office of Intellectual Freedom. I am lucky to be […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Information Access: Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies has recently been awarded a large IMLS grant to support six new PhD students pursuing research in overcoming barriers to information access. Details here and here, and below: Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A): Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders Doctoral Fellowships Funded […]

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A Scientist Might Create Information, but an Information Professional Makes it Useful

As part of the strategic process of changing the name of the UW-M School of Information Studies undergraduate program from a B.S. in Information Resources to a B.S. in Information Science & Technology, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about marketing messages to best communicate what our major is, what value our graduate add, and […]

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2010 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce its eleventh competition for papers to be submitted for the 2010 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22-27, 2010. (http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM10/am10cfp.html) Building from the overall conference theme, the theme […]

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Event: Emerging Privacy and Ethical Challenges for Libraries in the 2.0 Era

From May 2 through May 8, 2010, libraries across the nation will celebrate Choose Privacy Week for the first time. This American Library Association campaign invites library professionals, users, and friends into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The UWM School of Information Studies and UWM Libraries have joined together to […]

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West Bend Public Library Wins U-Illinois Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

For its principled stance regarding the recent controversy over certain Young Adult books, the West Bend Community Memorial Library has been awarded the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award by the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From the press release: The faculty voted […]

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Panel: On the Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services

On Tuesday, a group of librarians and information professions will be holding a panel discussion on “The Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services” at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). On the Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services ASIS&T 2009 Annual Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, 3:30pm PST […]

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Banned Books Week 2009: Ignorance is No Armor

Today is the start of Banned Books Week 2009, the 28th annual celebration of the freedom to choose what we read, as well as the freedom to select from a full array of possibilities. Hundreds of books are challenged in schools and libraries in the United States each year. Here’s a great map of challenges […]

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West Bend Public Library Wins Wisconsin ProQuest Intellectual Freedom Award

In the wake of the ongoing controversy over select Young Adult books at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, the Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the Wisconsin Library Association has named Director Michael Tyree and Young Adult Librarian Kristin Pekoll, along with the other staff, members of the Library Board, supportive community members (especially blogger/organizer […]

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