iDiversity Book Drive

iDiversity is collecting books on behalf of Chicago Books to Women in Prison, which is an all-volunteer group that distributes paperback books free of charge to people incarcerated in women’s prisons nationwide to offer women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides. The book drive will run through the end […]

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 treasurer of iDiversity. In the article, she talks about her experiences in the IPP specialization here […]

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 University will be featured in the November 2015 issue of INSIGHT into Diversity. This award […]

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 means to address the low representation of racial and ethnic minorities among member institutions. The program […]

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 premier initiatives from the American Library Association with the goal of recruiting and providing scholarships to […]

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 law students interested in policy, especially surrounding the internet and technology. During her time with OITP, […]

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 selected based on a holistic review of their award applications by the iSchool’s Awards Committee. […]

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 program includes a stipend award, a formal mentoring relationship, a three-day Leadership Symposium, a hosted […]

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