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Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A)

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Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders

Overview

SOIS has received a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to educate six doctoral students with research interests with research interests that address barriers to information access as they relate to one of the three areas of specialization within the doctoral program:
  • Information organization - e.g., cultural bias in knowledge organization systems
  • Information policy - e.g., information poverty and accessibility, digital divide issues
  • Information retrieval - e.g., human-computer interaction barriers, system design to accommodate different information seeking styl
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B2A Fellow Activities

The SOIS B2A Fellows are active in their research and scholarship. Learn more about recent and upcoming conferences, lectures and events they are involved in.
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Activities

iConference 2013
Renee Bennett-Kapusniak and Jennifer Thiele at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02|2013
Renee Bennett-Kapusniak and Jennifer Thiele at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02/13
Jeannette Glover at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02|2013
Jeannette Glover at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02/13

Adriana McCleer at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Santiago, Dominican Republic in February 2013.
Adriana McCleer at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Santiago, Dominican Republic in February 2013.


JCLC 2012

JCLC 2012 PictureB2A Fellows Jeannette Glover, Renee Kapusniak, Adriana McCleer, and Jennifer Thiele, and PI Dietmar Wolfram were presenters on a panel discussing "Overcoming Barriers to Information Access" at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color conference in Kansas City, MO on September 22nd (http://www.jclc-conference.org/program/sessions/overcoming-barriers-information-access).

B2A News

Preliminary Examinations

Congratulations to our B2A fellows who have successfully passed their preliminary examinations:
  • Jennifer Thiele
  • Adriana McCleer
  • Renee Kapusniak
  • Jeannette Robinson
  • Liza Barry-Kessler

ALISE Award Given to Adriana McCleer

Adriana McCleer was one of two doctoral students to receive a prestigious Doctoral Student to ALISE Award for the 2014 ALISE conference in January 2014.
ALISE Award
ALISE Award Winners 2014 

 

 

Contact

For more information about the B2A program, please contact Dr. Dietmar Wolfram, B2A Program, Principal Investigator.

For more information on the PhD in Information Studies, please contact:

Professor & Doctoral Program Director
(414) 229-6835
hiris@uwm.edu

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