A Think and Do Day of Intellectual Activism – Friday, December 4th

A Think and Do Day of Intellectual Activism Friday, December 4, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm Stamp Student Union, Charles Carroll Room 2203K  The Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy is hosting a day of intellectual activism, with expert speakers, scholars, students, formerly Continue reading A Think and Do Day of Intellectual Activism – Friday, December 4th

“Caught In The Middle: Librarians On The Debate Over LGBT Children’s Books” – Stella M. Chavez

“…the American Library Association says it’s uncertain if libraries will receive more challenges to LGBT children’s books because of the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage. What is certain: a librarian’s role to advocate for these kinds of books.” Continue reading “Caught In The Middle: Librarians On The Debate Over LGBT Children’s Books” – Stella M. Chavez

iSchool Faculty Presents on the Hill

On June 11, 2015, iSchool Associate Professor Mega Subramaniam participated in a panel presentation entitled: “Kids, Learning, and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces.” The panel was organized by incoming ALA President Sari Feldman, ALA Washington Office, and Representative Continue reading iSchool Faculty Presents on the Hill

UMD Hosts ALA Spectrum Scholars: Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium

On June 6-7, 2015 the iSchool hosted the next generation of social justice scholars at the Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium. The event was sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as Continue reading UMD Hosts ALA Spectrum Scholars: Social Justice Collaboratorium Design Symposium

Cecil County Public Library Awarded MLS National Medal for 2015

Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) had the honor of winning the IMLS National Medal for 2015. We love the fact that IMLS looks for community impact. That’s what gets us up to go to work in the morning! Our culture Continue reading Cecil County Public Library Awarded MLS National Medal for 2015

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Libraries and the Learning Sciences

On March 25, Dr. June Ahn and Dr. Tamara (Tammy) Clegg lead another thought-provoking discussion as part of the iSchool’s Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center, the talk entitled: Why Libraries are Critical for Continue reading Re-Envisioning the MLS: Libraries and the Learning Sciences

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Reclaiming Our Purpose

On March 11, Ms. Valerie J. Gross (CEO & President of Howard County Public Library System) lead a thought-provoking discussion as part of the iSchool’s Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center, Ms. Gross outlined Continue reading Re-Envisioning the MLS: Reclaiming Our Purpose

iPAC Research Featured in ICMA Publication

The International City/County Management Association recently published an article about the relevance of libraries in their Public Management Magazine. The article urges local government managers to consider the library as a vital partner and source of innovative solutions to improve their community. Libraries are Continue reading iPAC Research Featured in ICMA Publication

Join the Club – The World of LIS Professional Organizations

Today we want to walk you through the world of professional involvement.  It is important but intimidating to get involved in the LIS world on the state and national level.  So let’s begin by answering some of the big questions: Continue reading Join the Club – The World of LIS Professional Organizations