School of Information Studies news
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.
L’Association des Bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association has announced that this year’s recipient of the Anne Galler Award is Professor Peter F. McNally of McGill University’s School of Information Studies.
Vincent Larivière, doctoral candidate at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The SIS Master of Library and Information Studies program has been re-accredited for another seven years by the American Library Association in January 2010. Tthe decision to grant continued accreditation to the program was based on the “totality of the accomplishment and the environment for learning…” The program has received continued accreditation since 1927/28.
The Faculty of Education has selected six PhD students, all with a success record in gaining fellowships, to be mentors to fellow students in the Faculty of Education. Their role throughout the Fall and Winter semesters is to help students identify a variety of doctoral fellowship opportunities, assist student in the application process, and mentor students on developing their CV for future fun
SIS Ph.D. candidate Vincent Larivière has been awarded the 2009 Eugene Garfield Dissertation Scholarship from the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) for his ongoing doctoral thesis.
The Third Doctoral Symposium in Information Studies, to be held on March 27th 2009 at McGill University, is now accepting proposals for contributions from doctoral students enrolled in EBSI (UdeM) and SIS (McGill). Students at all stages of research are encouraged to apply.
Access to the IT Lab will be restricted all day on Tuesday, Dec 16. A valid McGill ID card will be required to access the lab during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.