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SIS Faculty search: Information & Knowledge Management/Curation & Preservation

The School of Information Studies is currently seeking a new Faculty member with research expertise in Information and Knowledge Management (taxonomies, data mining, intelligence studies, knowledge transfer, organizational learning) and Curation and Preservation (digital archives, records management, authenticity, cultural heritage management, museum studies). Application deadline: May 15, 2013. A link to the position posting is available on the School's homepage.

Published on : 26 Mar 2013

SIS MLIS & PhD students present research at EGSS Conference

The following School of Information Studies MLIS and PhD students presented at the 12th Annual EGSS conference: "Meeting in the Middle: (de)Constructing Knowledge|Rencontres au milieu: constructions et déconstructions du savoir" on March 15 and 16, 2013.

Published on : 19 Mar 2013

Prof. Peter McNally awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

School of Information Studies faculty member Professor Peter McNally has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding contribution to the community. Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie, will be presenting Prof. McNally with his medal at a ceremony on February 23, 2013. Congratulations Professor McNally!

Published on : 22 Jan 2013

Book review by MLIS student Sarah Wilkinson published in Archivaria

Congratulations to School of Information Studies MLIS student Sarah Wilkinson on her book review in the Fall 2012 edition of Archivaria, the journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. Sarah reviewed The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository by Christina Zamon, published by the Society of American Archivists. Read Sarah's review.

Published on : 18 Dec 2012

Digital preservation management workshop report by MLIS students featured in ACA Bulletin

School of Information Studies Masters of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Archival Studies specialization students Parvaneh Abbaspour, Kerry Goodfellow, Nailisa Tanner, and Emily Zheng contributed a report

Published on : 11 Dec 2012

SIS Faculty search: Human Information Interaction (HII) position

The School of Information Studies invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Track in the area of Human Information Interaction (HII). Deadline: January 30, 2013. Position posting [.pdf]

Published on : 30 Nov 2012

PhD student Rhiannon Gainor wins award at 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation

Congratulations to Rhiannon Gainor, School of Information Studies PhD student for receiving the honour of 'best PhD paper presentation' (jointly awarded) at the 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation in Cork, Ireland, Sept 13-14, 2012. The paper was titled 'A Methodology for Competitive Intelligence Metrics' and was co-authored with Professor Bouthillier.

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

SIS faculty Dr. Beheshti & Dr. Large editors of new book on information behaviour of children & youth

Congratulations to School of Information Studies professors Dr. Jamshid Beheshti and Dr. Andrew Large, editors of the newly published book: "The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century".

Published on : 16 Nov 2012

SIS welcomes postdoctoral researcher Dr. Fouaz Sofiane Ayachi

The School of Information Studies is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researcher Fouaz Sofiane Ayachi. Dr. Ayachi is undertaking research at the Multimodal interaction Laboratory (MIL) on the physical characterization and perception of vibration transmission with Prof. Catherine Guastavino. Welcome!

Published on : 29 Oct 2012

SIS presentations at #Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media

Congratulations to School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the "#Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media" in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 28-29, 2012.

Published on : 09 Oct 2012

Dr. Elaine Ménard guest edits journal issue on documentation standards

The Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) has just published a special thematic issue on documentation standards.

Published on : 02 Oct 2012

Jonathan Dorey, SIS PhD student, named ASIS&T New Leader

Jonathan Dorey, McGill School of Information Studies doctoral student, has been named a 2012-2013 ASIS&T New Leader. This year was exceptionally competitive, with 86 applications from ASIS&T members from 16 countries. Congratulations Jonathan! About ASIS&T Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

Published on : 06 Sep 2012

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir appointed to Faculty of Education Office of the Dean

Congratulations to School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Kimiz (Kim) Dalkir on her appointment as Executive Director, Student Affairs for the McGill Faculty of Education. Visit the Faculty of Education's Office of the Dean page at http://www.mcgill.ca/education/about/dean to learn more about Dr. Dalkir's new role with the Faculty.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 08 Aug 2012

Alumna Michelle Louise Atkin (MLIS’03, PhD’11) wins Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award

Michelle Louise Atkin, McGill School of Information Studies alumna (MLIS’03, PhD’11) and Algoma University Librarian, has won an Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award for a paper she presented at the 2012 ALISE conference.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 01 Aug 2012

SIS Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented paper on cross-cultural competitive intelligence at SLA conference

School of Information Studies Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented the paper “Cross-cultural Competitive Intelligence” in a Spotlight Session at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference in Chicago on July 17 at 10 am with Andrew Dillon, Dean, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, and Jin Tao, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 11 Jul 2012