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Put the YOU in UMD

Now that the semester has officially begun, it’s time to enjoy all that the University of Maryland has to offer! Along with receiving a top-notch education from one of the premier iSchools in the country, you also have the chance to explore an awesome campus and its excellent resources. To start, connect with your inner […]

From the Director: Welcome

As Director of the MLS program, I would like to welcome you as we launch our new academic year. Founded in 1965, the College of Information Studies (iSchool) is built on core principles of inclusion, community transformation, and innovation. We place these principles into action through leading edge research, professional practice, and forward-looking instructional programs. […]

iSchool Orientation

On Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27 the iSchool will be welcoming one hundred new students for this year’s New Student Orientation.  Just in case you’re at all fuzzy on the details, here’s an outline of the orientation extravaganza. Sunday Sunday’s events will begin at noon in Hornbake Building, South Wing. Registration will take […]

Alumni Profile: Dennis Nangle

Much like our series introducing you to the iSchool faculty, this is the first post of a new series that will highlight our awesome iSchool alumni and what they are currently doing in the field.  In each post, our alumni tell a little about their current jobs and also offer some advice to those still […]

E-government Scholarship Program

The Information Policy & Access Center, in partnership with the American Library Association, received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for 15 Masters of Library Science (MLS) e-government librarian degree scholarships.  This unique program is for students interested in careers in librarianship and other information sciences as specialists in digital […]

Faculty Profile: Professor Katie Shilton

This is the first in a series of posts where we’ll introduce you to the fabulous iSchool faculty. In the posts you’ll learn a little about their research and some of their favorite things. We begin with one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Katie Shilton, who  joined the iSchool last year, after completing her […]

Notes from the Field-Special Edition

This week we have our first in our “Notes from the Field” series, where we learn about one student’s field study experience. In this special edition we have guest blogger and iSchool alum, Joanna Gadsby. Joanna works as a reference and instruction librarian at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery—a position which she got […]

Not All Quiet on the iSchool Front

It’s high summer here at the iSchool. If you’re not taking a summer class you might think that means the halls of Hornbake’s South Wing are dark and empty; you’d be wrong. Lots of things are happening in the iSchool in preparation for the start of the Fall semester. Here’s a taste: Save the Date! […]

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