By School of Information Studies | Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM
Please join us for the School of Information Studies Open House on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Explore careers in the information professions; Meet current students, alums, faculty and staff; Learn about online and onsite degree programs; Explore our labs and facilities.
Free refreshments and giveaways! We hope to see you there!
By Tina Wagner | Posted on April 8, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Ben Specht and Brian Thompson take to the Twittersphere as guest-tweeters for @UWPowersMe. They begin making regular contributions to the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) social media campaign on April 8. Specht and Thompson will be the first UWM students featured and the first to tell their story from overseas.
By School of Information Studies | Posted on March 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Matthew Reidsma (MLIS '10) is a featured Tech Leader in Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers 2013" - March 15, 2013 issue. Learn more about Matthew and his current position as Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI
By Kathy Quirk | Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM
David Kwasny has managed to weave his workplace and academic experience into success.
“I think I have more to contribute in class and in projects because of the work experience. I really get to see the practical side of everything I’m learning. When we talk about theory, I often have the experience of actually doing it.”
By School of Information Studies | Posted on November 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Participate in a non-credit bearing, volunteer career development program specifically designed for 15 undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of Information Studies and Education. In addition to learning about international information access and philosophies of education and community development, students will contribute to a community-led project that increases information access and improves the quality of education in Santiago Rodríguez, Dominican Republic.
By Adriana Marie McCleer | Posted on October 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, the Office for Intellectual Freedom is coordinating a "50 State Salute to Banned Books Week." The "50 State Salute" will form the core of ALA's participation in this year's Banned Books Virtual Read-Out and will consist of videos from each state proclaiming the importance of the freedom to read.
By School of Information Studies | Posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:53 AM
The Information Organization Research Group (IOrg) completed an anthology on the epistemology of information organization titled Cultural Frames of Knowledge. The book was co-edited by SOIS Visiting Professor Dr. Richard Smiraglia and Associate Professor Hur-Li Lee. It’s published by Ergon Verlag of Germany, and includes eight chapters written by nine authors, five of whom are IOrg members
By School of Information Studies | Posted on July 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Professor Wooseob Jeong has been appointed to serve as SOIS interim Dean beginning July 1st. Dr. Jeong has been a faculty member at SOIS since 2001. He is a noted researcher in the areas of human computer interaction, digital libraries, and multilingual information systems.
By School of Information Studies | Posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Robert L. Bothmann, an alumnus and adjunct instructor at SOIS, has been awarded the 2012 Nancy B. Olson Award. The annual award, sponsored by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) network, recognizes a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging and electronic resources.
By School of Information Studies | Posted on April 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Assistant Professor Joyce M. Latham will be the opening keynote speaker for the eChicago symposium on Friday April 20, 2012. The goal of the symposium is digital equality, and connecting people who don’t find each other easily in their daily lives: librarians with community workers and volunteers; students with professionals; social workers and resource workers; campus with community; and government employees with grassroots activists.