A HUGE congratulations to all of the 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarship Winners from the iSchool and MLIS Team! Special congratulations to our four UMD winners: Shannon Bland, Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Lauren Cooper!! To see the full list of winners, check out the full announcement at ALA.
Check out this interview by the American Library Association Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services with Liz Laribee, creator of Amira in America along with Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Dolly Martino. Amira in America was created as part of the final project for one of the MLIS Core classes, LBSC602 Serving Information Needs. You can […]
Melissa Wertheimer (MLIS student, Archives and Digital Curation) is the newly appointed Archivist of the Music Library Association (MLA), the U.S. branch of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML). The MLA Archives are housed at Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, College Park. Melissa’s five-year service appointment will include scholarly […]
As we posted about in December, four MLIS students created a project called “Amira in America” for a project in LBSC 602. Now, one of those students will present the story to a live audience at Busboys and Poets in DC on Thursday, January 26. Go out and the stories while supporting your classmate! The Story Collider […]
The following guest post was written by Andrea Castillo, MLIS Student. “Amira in America” was created as a project for the Serving Information Needs course at the University of Maryland, where all of us are pursuing master’s degrees in library and information science. Story by Andrea Castillo, drawings by Liz Laribee, and research by Carmen […]