SLIS Community News, August 2018

August 07, 2018

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Awards and presentations by our faculty, students and alumnae/i!


Associate Professor Naresh Agarwal co-authored a paper "Ascertaining the Place of Library & Information Science in Knowledge Management Research" which was accepted at the 81st Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, November 10-14. Agarwal has also started an initiative called "Project Oneness World" which will feature a variety of interviews. 

SLIS Director Sanda Erdelez gave a keynote presentation, "Encountering Information in a Rapidly Changing Environment" in June at the 2018 Western Balkans Information Literacy Conference (WBLIC), Bihac, Bosnia & Herzegovina. At the same conference she gave a well-attended workshop, "Information Encountering and New Information Literacy." Her co-authored paper, "Distraction to Illumination: Mining Biomedical Publications for Serendipity in Research," was accepted for the Annual Meeting of ASIS&T.

SLIS Assistant Professor Ann Graf is co-leading a SIG-AH (Arts & Humanities) panel, "Everyday Documentation of Arts and Humanities Collections" that was accepted at the ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting. The panel is composed of a diverse group of academic researchers and practitioners from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. It will focus on "everyday documentation" of arts and humanities-based collections done by those outside libraries, archives, and museums, and how such documentation practices can and should inform institutional practice and technological developments.  

Associate Professor Melanie Kimball co-edited and wrote a chapter for Engaging Teens with Story: How to Inspire and Educate Youth with Storytelling, which was awarded Best Professional Resource for School or Youth Librarians by the School Library Connections/American Reference Books Annual for 2018. Kimball also presented a paper, "Twice (or Thrice) Told Tales: Re-making Popular Literature for Youth via Graphic Novelization," at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing 2018 annual conference, July 9-12 in Sydney, Australia.


SLIS student Judith Haran’s article, “The Nuremberg Trials Project at Havard Law School: Making History Accessible to All,” has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies.

SLIS students Moonyung Kang-Larsen, Cristian Alejandro Martinez (YALSA Scholar), Daisy Crystal Muralles, Elise Riley and Mallory Elizabeth Walker have been awarded Spectrum Scholarships from the American Library Association. These scholarships are awarded to exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information science—both online and face-to-face. 


Adriene Galindo '16MS received a Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Professional Education of Beta Phi Mu Members. Award winners receive $150 to cover expenses for the professional continuing education opportunity of their choice.