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 […]

iSchool Faculty Wins Yahoo Faculty Research Engagement Program Award

Professor(and former iSchool Dean) Jenny Preece’s research on communities has been recognized by a new award to study how the Flickr Commons have developed and changed as a result of interface design and social interaction. This award from the Yahoo Faculty Research Engagement Program (FREP) will enable Dr. Preece and Alina Goldman (a doctoral student […]

Brian Butler Appointed as Interim Dean

Dr. Brian Butler has been appointed as Professor interim Dean of the The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies.  Dr. Butler will hold this position through June 30, 2016 until Dr. Keith Marzullo begins his appointment as Professor and Dean of the College of Information Studies on July 1, 2016. Butler joined the iSchool […]

UMD Libraries Receive John Cotton Dana Award

The University of Maryland Libraries was awarded a John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award in recognition of their “Thinking Big” campaign. The data-driven communications campaign was designed to increase awareness of UBorrow a faster interlibrary loan service available because of Maryland’s entrance into the Big Ten. As winners of the award the Libraries will […]

iSchool Faculty Presents on the Hill

On June 11, 2015, iSchool Associate Professor Mega Subramaniam participated in a panel presentation entitled: “Kids, Learning, and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces.” The panel was organized by incoming ALA President Sari Feldman, ALA Washington Office, and Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio. The panelists including, Dr. Subramaniam; Sari Feldman; Jesse Sanders of Cuyahoga […]

One Year Later: Job Placement Report 2014

Each spring* the MLS program conducts a placement survey of recent graduates in which we ask graduates to tell us about their post-graduate experiences; specifically for their current place of employment, type of industry, geographic location, as well as the skills they saw as most valuable for their current and future positions. In March/April 2015, the […]

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 […]

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