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.
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!
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.
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 to the December 2012 issue of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Bulletin on the Digital Preservation Management Workshop held at McGill this past September. The ACA workshop was hosted by the School of Information Studies and featured SIS faculty member Dr. Carolyn Hank as a guest instructor.
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]
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.
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".
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.
Paper presentation: Nouf Khashman (PhD candidate). "We are all Khaled Said" Page on Facebook: Exploring its Influence on the Egyptian Revolution.
The Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) has just published a special thematic issue on documentation standards.
This July-September edition of its quarterly journal Documentation et bibliothèques (Vol. 58 no. 3) was prepared by McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Elaine Ménard, guest editor.
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!
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.