School of Information Studies

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Diana DiFrancesco (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program.

During her Practicum, Diana worked with the Library’s “MyArts Research” information literacy initiative for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, analyzing best practices at peer institutions, creating an in-depth literature review on literacy instruction, and teaching two MyArts Research seminars.

Published on: 6 Oct 2014

Alumni of the School - celebrate Homecoming with old friends and classmates, students and professors. Join us for the McGill School of Information Studies alumni cocktail reception which will include a tour of our premises and a presentation on what's happening at the School. RSVP/Pre-Register September 30 - October 15, 2014. Contact us at 514.398.6387, sis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email us), or RSVP using the online RSVP form.

Classified as: alumni, Homecoming
Published on: 30 Sep 2014

Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar.

As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.

Classified as: Awards, Research, PhD
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the McGill School of Information Studies on her Google Faculty Award grant for the project "Supporting Communication for Persons with Aphasia via Contextual Prompting on a Heads-Up Display" with Co-PI Dr. Leah Findlater, University of Maryland, College Park.

Classified as: Research, grants
Published on: 15 Sep 2014

McGill University School of Information Studies Applications Now Open for Fall 2015.

Published on: 15 Sep 2014

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major. Click here for a full listing of programs and services.

Classified as: Career services
Published on: 2 Sep 2014

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Talia Olshefsky (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program.

During her Practicum, Talia worked with the Library’s extensive map collection, conducting an inventory and experimenting with new geographic information systems (GIS)-related tools and technologies to develop innovative ways of discovering this collection.

Published on: 2 Sep 2014

Recent McGill School of Information Studies graduate Rhiannon Gainor (PhD ’14) has been awarded a 2014 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious honour is awarded annually to up to six recipients in an international competition by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. This marks the second time a PhD student from the School has won the award.

Classified as: Awards, SIS, Research, PhD, Competitive Intelligence
Published on: 7 Aug 2014

8th EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium

The doctoral students of the Université de Montréal School of Information Science invite you to participate in the 8th EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium. You have until August 22, 2014 to submit a summary of your talk, a summary of the poster you will be presenting, or to propose an activity.

Classified as: EBSI-SIS Symposium
Published on: 7 Aug 2014

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on her NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada) Engage Grant.

The project "Spatialized and Interactive Artificial Binaural Reverberation” is a 3D audio rendering project in collaboration with industry partner Audiokinetic, a Montreal-based company producing audio engines for interactive media and video games. 

Classified as: Research, NSERC, grants
Published on: 7 Aug 2014

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Ada Chan (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program.

During her Practicum, Ada was responsible for implementing usability tests and assessment tools to investigate how undergraduate and graduate library users from the McGill community use the library website for their research and learning needs.

Classified as: practicum, Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS)
Published on: 15 Jul 2014

At its meeting of May 22, 2014, the McGill Board of Governors on the recommendation of Senate, approved the administrative relocation of the School of Information Studies (SIS) from the Faculty of Education to the Faculty of Arts.

Published on: 10 Jul 2014

Rebecca Nieto, a student in the McGill School of Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, is a 2014 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Classified as: Awards, Scholarships, Master's
Published on: 10 Jun 2014

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Paul Grewal (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about his successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program.

During his Practicum, Paul was responsible for conducting interviews and analyzing LibQUAL+ survey results after changes to the Library’s reference service model were implemented.

Classified as: practicum, Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS)
Published on: 9 Jun 2014

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Robert Douglas Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. 

Robert's research investigates how senior citizens, who wish to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible, can benefit from the results of 20 years of research in Personal Information Management (PIM). 

Classified as: SIS, PhD, SSHRC, grants
Published on: 9 Jun 2014

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