MLS Alum John Caldwell Awarded National Digital Stewardship Residency

2013 MLS graduate, John Caldwell has been awarded a 2015-2016 National Digital Stewardship Residency. The residency, funding by the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is designed to foster the development of the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible digital assets. John’s project, entitled “Improving Digital Stewardship in […]

MLS Student Jaime Mears Wins National Digital Stewardship Residency

Second-year MLS student Jaime Mears has been awarded a 2015-2016 National Digital Stewardship Residency. The Residency, funding by the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is designed to foster the development of the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible digital assets. Jamie’s project, entitled “Personal […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Libraries and the Learning Sciences

On March 25, Dr. June Ahn and Dr. Tamara (Tammy) Clegg lead another thought-provoking discussion as part of the iSchool’s Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center, the talk entitled: Why Libraries are Critical for Revolutionizing Learning: Insights from the Learning Sciences. Drs. Ahn and Clegg began the presentation by […]

Save the Date! Re-Envisioning the MLS – Digital Curation: The Future of Archives?

Please save the date for our fourth and and final Re-Envisioning the MLS Engagement Session. Rescheduled from February (good riddance winter!) we will hold Digital Curation: The Future of Archives? on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:30-5:30pm. You can join us: In person: Room 2119 Hornbake Library, South Wing. University of Maryland, College Park. Online via […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Reclaiming Our Purpose

On March 11, Ms. Valerie J. Gross (CEO & President of Howard County Public Library System) lead a thought-provoking discussion as part of the iSchool’s Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center, Ms. Gross outlined a vibrant future for libraries through a re-branding, language usage, and alignment with education. Based […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: What We’ve Learned So Far

We’re now some six months into our Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. We’ve hosted engagement events (History, Origins, and Foundations of the MLS, Libraries and Archives are Information Technologies), thought leader speakers (Dave Lankes, Mike Eisenberg), and published white papers and blog postings (click on the #HackMLS tag below to see all of our postings) to […]

iSchool Scholarship Winners Announced

Eleven students from the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, have been awarded scholarships in the 2014-2015 scholarship competition. All scholarship award winners will be recognized during the College’s commencement ceremony, to be held on May 22, 2015. The winners of the 2014-2015 scholarship competition are: Helen A. Tegnell Scholarship Established in […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: YX-Youth learning in a Digital Context

On Tuesday, December 9, Mike Eisenberg delivered the second of our thought-leader Speaker Series, part of our three-year Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) and the MLS program, Mike presented, YX: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals. Mike’s presentation offered a thought-provoking […]

Apply for a National Digital Stewardship Residency

The iSchool has had a number of students participate in the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in previous years. I encourage you to apply! Participants gain tremendous experience The NDSR is a year-long field experience for recent graduates focused on developing the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve and make digital assets accessible.  […]

Paul Jaeger of Maryland’s iSchool Named Top LIS Educator of the Year

Paul T. Jaeger, associate professor and co-director of the Information Policy and Access Center in the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, has been named the first recipient of the Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award. This new award, sponsored by ProQuest, combines two individual awards offered by Library Journal (LJ) and […]

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