iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School

Nancy Lovas, a second-year iSchool student recently authored a guest-post on Hack Library School, a collaborative blog written by LIS students. She is in the Individualized Program Plan and a Research and Teaching Fellow in the University Libraries and the Continue reading iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School

iSchool Contributions to Diversity Efforts at UMD

The University of Maryland recently received an award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, recognizing the University as one of the national leaders in higher education for diversity and inclusion with its 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The Continue reading iSchool Contributions to Diversity Efforts at UMD

Monique Libby Named ARL Diversity Scholar

Incoming MLS student Monique Libby was selected to be an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) scholar for 2015-2017. The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), is funded by ARL member libraries, as a Continue reading Monique Libby Named ARL Diversity Scholar

iSchool Home to two ALA Spectrum Scholars

Maryland’s iSchool will play host to two newly named ALA Spectrum Scholars beginning in Fall 2015. Shaina Destine and Brenda Johnson-Perkins were both named 2015-2016 Scholars by the American Library Association. The Spectrum Scholarship Program is the one of the Continue reading iSchool Home to two ALA Spectrum Scholars

MLS Student Johnna Percell Named ALA Google Policy Fellow

Soon-to-be MLS alum Johnna Percell, has been named as a 2015 Google Policy Fellow. Johnna will be hosted by the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) in Washington, DC. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and Continue reading MLS Student Johnna Percell Named ALA Google Policy Fellow

Congratulations Beyond These Walls Scholarship Recipients

iSchool Master of Library Science (MLS) students Johnna Percell, Sheridan Sayles, and Matthew Testa are winners of the iSchool’s “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Awards for Fall 2014. This year’s award winners were eligible for awards of up to $250. The award winners were Continue reading Congratulations Beyond These Walls Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship – ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce offers a stipend of up to $10,000 (distributed over two years) to attract master of library and information science (MLIS) students from underrepresented groups to careers in research libraries and archives.  The Continue reading Scholarship – ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

iDiversity’s Information Literacy Training

In partnership with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), iDiversity’s Information Literacy Mentor Program is designed to provide iSchool students with hands-on information literacy instruction experience through a one-on-one mentoring program for UDC students.Over the course of a semester, students, alumni, Continue reading iDiversity’s Information Literacy Training