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It’s not just banned books that librarians are dealing with today – it’s Internet filters, invasions of privacy and Internet censorship. That’s the view of Barbara Jones, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Jones is scheduled to speak at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m.

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In a recent book release titled Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness: Essays on Adaptations of Familiar Stories, Associate Professor Laretta Henderson as well as co-authors and editors Vivian Yenika-Agbaw (Penn State) and Ruth McKowy Lowrey (University of Florida Gainesville) discuss Black cultural retellings of traditional European fairy tales.

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SOIS and the Wisconsin Center for the Book are collaborating in an opportunity for up to 20 students to experience the National Book Festival, sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The focus of the experience will be attendance at the National Book Festival (Sept. 21-22) on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Shana Ponelis has been appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) where she is teaching and expanding research she began while earning a PhD in information technology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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Dr. Richard P. Smiraglia has been appointed Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and will take up his new position in Fall 2013 teaching and conducting research in information organization.

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Dr. Donald Force has been appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and will take up his new position in Fall 2013 teaching and researching in archives and records administration.
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Hope Olson, professor in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

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In Celebration of our students' achievements, the School of Information Studies invites Spring graduates and their families to the Spring 2013 Recognition Ceremony. All eligible graduates and spring semester scholarship recipients are invited! Saturday, May 18th, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 W. Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211

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In his book Resistance is Fertile, published in April 2013 by University of British Columbia Press, Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus develops a critical political economic analysis of agricultural biotechnology in Canada that situates empirically and theoretically some of the ways in which both biotechnological information and materiality have been insinuated in the trajectory of contemporary capitalist social relations.

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SOIS Instructor Steven J Miller was featured in "Another DAM Podcast Interview" on April 04, 2013. Steven discusses how he became involved with Digital Asset Management(DAM) and some of the challenges and successes with DAM. He also talks a bit about his How to Manual - Metadata for Digital Collections. Listen to the interview here!
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