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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.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Whether you are an undergraduate student looking for resources for an English term paper, a parent looking for free activities for your children, or a bibliophile searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.
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All SOIS students are invited to participate in the Student Research Poster Day to showcase their work in a professional forum. To do so, please submit a research proposal about a recently completed project or ongoing study in which you have made significant progress.
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Dr. Nadine Kozak joins UW-Milwaukee, SOIS as an Assistant Professor beginning the fall semester of 2012. Dr. Kozak’s research explores government projects and public-private partnerships created with the intent to expand broadband services to unserved and underserved communities, and analyzes how these projects are adopted in rural areas by a variety of organizations and residents.
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A meeting of practitioners, scholars and aspirants in the field of library and information studies to explore feminism as theory, boundary, ecology, method,flavor, relationship, and epistemology -- among others. Unconference will include an unposter session for those currently developing research projects. Cost is $25. Support provided by the Center for Information Policy Research at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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