School of Information Studies news
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.
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. 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.
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”.
Prof. Peter F. McNally has been awarded the Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize for 2011. The Marie Tremaine Medal is awarded by the Bibliographical Society of Canada for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. The Watters-Morley prize was created by William and Beth (Watters) Morley and funds a cash prize to be
For a second year, School of Information Studies students and members of the Librarians Without Borders McGill Chapter will be travelling to Guatemala in late April to continue their volunteer work with the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango. They will be blogging regularly during their trip. You can follow them online at http://lwb-online.org/?page_id=976
Tours for prospective and incoming graduate students are offered by McGill's Welcome Centre. They are conducted by current students and cover the downtown campus, libraries, various graduate services, as well as Thomson House, the popular social centre reserved for the use of graduate students.