2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science

Registration for the 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now open! You can also submit a proposal to present a paper or a poster at the conference. Proposals are due before July 29, 2016 at 6pm  For more information visit: http://go.umd.edu/CIDLIS2016 CIDLIS is the one annual event at which […]

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 […]

Cliff Missen, Director of Widernet, will speak about “Overcoming the Digital Divide”

On Tuesday, September 22 Cliff Missen, Director of Widernet (at UNC), will speak about “Overcoming the Digital Divide”. from 2:30-3:30 in Hornbake 4115. Cliff has over 25 years professional experience in computers, networking, multimedia design, and applications development. At the WiderNet Project, he combines this with his long-term interest in international development. His first visit to […]

Field Study Spotlight: DC Prep-Benning Elementary

MLS student Jamilla Coleman completed her field study in Spring 2015 at Benning Elementary. Today, we learn what the internship is all about and why you should considering applying for the internship for Fall 2015 (the internship description is at the bottom of the post). How Can You Make Difference at Benning?  Here’s a little secret: […]

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 […]

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 part of the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program. The Fellowship seeks to “reinforce and expand efforts 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, […]

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