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.
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.
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.
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).
McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Emily Kingsland (MLIS '14) was recently interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement while a student in the Master's program.
During her Practicum, Emily was tasked with finding ways in which the Library could promote McGill’s digital collections through social media, including Pinterest.
Interested in exploring intersections between information & chaos theories this summer?
"Information & Chaos Theories" is an independent reading group offered through the McGill Institute for the Public Life of Arts & Ideas (IPLAI), convened by Anastasia Prozorova, MLIS II student. The reading group is open to all McGill students, staff, and faculty, and will provide the opportunity to discuss information and chaos theories with an eye to interdisciplinarity. A summary of the group is below, as excerpted from the IPLAI site.