School of Information Studies news
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.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives Young Network Investigator Award to research communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care
Dr Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, was awarded a Young Network Invesigator Award by the Graphics, Animation, and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND-NCE) to support her work investigating the communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care.
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.
Dr. Leanne Bowler, a School of Information Studies alumna now teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, received the ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award at the 2012 ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Conference.
Nouf Khashman, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, received an Honorable Mention in the ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition at the 2012 ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Conference in Dallas in January. The poster was entitled "Hofstede’s Cultural Model and its Applicability to Arabic Web Interface Analysis".
SIS @ iConference: MLIS students Peter Steiner & Halley Silversides present "Hack your Books" conservation workshop
Peter Steiner and Halley Silversides, both MLIS I students, held a standing-room-only workshop at the IConference entitled “Hack Your Books: Conservation and Library Science in Hackerspace” with Alex Leitch, Site3, Co-Optimism Coordinator, B.Eng Graduate, University of Toronto.
SIS @ iConference: MLIS student Emily Kozinski & Dr. Carolyn Hank receive honour for poster "Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive"
Emily Kozinski, MLIS II student, presented a poster “Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive" (Emily Kozinski, McGill University; Carolyn Hank, McGill University) at the recent 2012 iConference in Toronto. The poster was among those which received the Best Poster Runners-Up mention.
Dr. Carolyn Hank, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, is Principal Investigator on two recently grant-funded projects. She was awarded the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Research Grant and the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Competition. Read full article description for study details.
Rafa Absar, SIS alumna (PhD '12), is new lecturer at School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC
Rafa Absar, who successfully defended her PhD at the School of Information Studies in February 2012, has been hired as a lecturer at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Dr. Elaine Ménard has been awarded a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) research grant of $115,393 over three years for her project “Modeling of an Interface Dedicated to Digital Image Retrieval in a Bilingual Context”.