School of Information Studies news
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.
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies faculty member, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field and is held for five years (renewable).
Wayne Pender, School of Information Studies graduate (MLIS '12) was awarded the Special Libraries Association (SLA) IT Division's Jo Ann Clifton Student Award to deliver his paper "Metadata for Video: Too Much Content, Not Enough Information" at the July 2012 SLA conference in Chicago. This distinction included a travel & expenses scholarship and publication in b/ITe, the IT Division Bulletin.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has been invited to join distinguished international guests at the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World July 25-27, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives NSERC and FQRNT grants for research on accessible technology for people with disabilities and older computer users
Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received an NSERC Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People”, and an FQRNT New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. See full article for more information.
SIS presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference: Learning without Boundaries?
School of Information Studies doctoral students Jonathan Dorey and Isabelle Lamoureux presented the poster "Thinking outside the archival box – Information literacy to the rescue!" at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 32nd Annual Conference held June 19-22, 2012. View the poster abstract at www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes/program/poster-sessions
SIS presentations at the 2012 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference: Information in a Local & Global Context
Congratulations to all School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS-ACSI) conference in Waterloo, Ontario May 31 - June 2, 2012 on the theme of "Information in a Local and Global Context". Please read full article for a list of presentations.
Rhiannon Gainor, PhD cand., awarded FQRSC grant for research developing metrics for competitive intelligence
Rhiannon Gainor, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, has been awarded an FQRSC (Fonds de recherche Société et culture) grant for her doctoral research developing metrics for competitive intelligence.
Congratulations to all School of Information Studies faculty and Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students who presented at the 2012 EGSS Conference. View the full article for more information on presenters and topics.
Amanda Oliver, MLIS student, presents on metadata and performing arts collections at the Toronto iSchool student conference
Amanda Oliver, 2nd year School of Information Studies Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) student, presented "Performing Arts Collections and Metadata Schemes" in the Performing Arts Panel at the Collaboration, Convergence, and Communities: iSchool Student Conference, held at the iSchool, University of Toronto, March 2-4, 2012.
Wayne Pender, MLIS II student at the School of Information Studies has received an ACA Foundation travel scholarship to present his paper "Moving Image Records: The Appraisal and Use of Television Newscasts for Archival Purposes" at the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) National Conference in Whitehorse, YT this June.
Alumna Michelle Louise Atkin (MLIS’03, PhD’11), publishes new book: "Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance"
Michelle Louise Atkin, a School of Information Studies alumna (MLIS’03, PhD’11), has just published her first book: "Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance" (Scarecrow Press), which is based on her PhD dissertation.
SIS @ iConference: PhD cand. Guillaume Boutard presents paper on digital sound processing preservation
Guillaume Boutard, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, presented a paper at the 2012 iConference in Toronto on Digital Sound Processing Preservation: Impact on Digital Archives (Guillaume Boutard, Catherine Guastavino & James M. Turner, U.de Montréal).
The School of Information Studies invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on human information interaction (HII). Closing date: April 30, 2012. Anticipated start date: Sept. 1, 2012.
Amandine Pras, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, received the Student Paper Award at the 131st Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in New York City in October 2011 for her paper that reported on an experiment she conducted at New York University Steinhardt during a research residency in Fall 2010.