Re-Envisioning the MLS: Free the Librarians

On Thursday, November 6, Dave Lankes delivered the iSchool’s first thought leader presentation our three-year Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), Dave delivered Burn the Libraries, Free the Librarians, which offered a number of insights regarding the future of libraries and, more significantly, the future of librarians. The […]

eGovernment Students Visit Washington

  The iSchool’s online eGovernment student cohort visited campus October 22-24, 2014. The 17 students in the cohort are part of a program funded through a Laura Bush 21st Century scholarship grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Directed by Dr. John Bertot, the goals of the eGovernment specialization are to prepare […]

Congratulations Beyond These Walls Scholarship Recipients

iSchool Master of Library Science (MLS) students Johnna Percell, Sheridan Sayles, and Matthew Testa are winners of the iSchool’s “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Awards for Fall 2014. This year’s award winners were eligible for awards of up to $250. The award winners were selected based on a holistic review of their award applications by the iSchool’s Awards Committee. […]

Introducing the Inaugural MLS Advisory Board!

The iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park is pleased to announce the formation of the inaugural Advisory Board for the Master of Library Science degree program. The Board is comprised of 17 leaders and students (see below) in the information professions who will guide the future development of the iSchool’s MLS program in […]

Study Abroad in South Africa

The University of Maryland iSchool (College of Information Studies) is offering a South Africa Study Abroad Course in Winter 2015 (January 9-21). iSchool alumni, students in other LIS programs and LIS practitioners are also welcome to apply. THE PROGRAM Study the information management practices of corporations, libraries, governmental and academic/research institutions in the cities of Johannesburg, […]

HiLS Program Suspended – Fall 2015

During the 2014-2015 academic year the MLS Program will conduct a comprehensive review of the degree program. This review will include the formation of a joint committee with History that will examine the concerns that History and Library Science (HiLS) students have raised over the past several years regarding how the joint program operates. In […]

Call for Posters/Panels/Workshops for “The Engaged Librarian” – Due May 15

“The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community” WHEN: October 7-9, 2014 WHERE: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign iHotel and Conference Center. WHO: Hosted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University Library, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association. WHY: 21st century […]

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