News Category: digital-libraries-&-humanities

Texas iSchool Launches School Librarian Certificate Program

Oct. 8, 2019

In early October 2019, the University of Texas at Austin School of Information launched its new School Librarian Certificate Program. The certificate program will be coordinated by Dr. Barbara A. Jansen, an educator with over 35 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 school librarian, and university instructor.

Newest Alumni Share Career Pathways

July 31, 2014

From archives to libraries, from digital assets to user experience research, the newest alumni of the iSchool have made their ways into very interesting new career paths. Recently, several May 2014 graduates talked about where they are and what they're doing with their new MSIS degrees. Here are the stories of alumni Catherine Bell, Kristin Bongiovanni, Tim Mapp, and Harry Ostlund.

Catherine Bell

What and where is your new position?

Faculty Profile: Karen Wickett

April 1, 2014

When she was in the second grade, Karen Wickett won the "What the Library Means to Me" essay contest.

It's not an honor she lists on her CV, and she laughs when she remembers how she worked a reference to elephants into the piece.

But her essay included a prescient observation about libraries: "There is a whole world in there to discover."

iSchool Alum, Phil Metzger, Pays it Forward by Funding a Student Scholarship

Feb. 28, 2014

Just as the new school year began, the iSchool received a generous gift to directly support a student studying in the area of rare books and conservation. Dr. Metzger decided the best way to ensure the continuing scholarly focus in the area most meaningful to him was to designate his annual gift as a student scholarship in rare books and conservation.

Giving Profile - Jane Garner

Feb. 28, 2014

For Jane Garner, a crushing disappointment could not have come at a better time.

It was the summer of 1964, and the recent University of Texas graduate was in Washington training to become a Peace Corps librarian in Chile. At the end of the summer, Garner was told her perfectionist nature would 'cause too much trouble.' She was effectively kicked out of the Peace Corps.

Visiting professor discusses progression of online social networks

Feb. 7, 2014

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, when most Americans were checking Twitter for updates on the manhunt, Boston College professor Jerry Kane was checking Twitter to analyze the network itself.

At a research colloquium hosted by the School of Information on Tuesday, Kane spoke about what social media technology has done to modern human relationships.

Tanya Clement Awarded A Second NEH Grant

Feb. 3, 2014

Even digitized, unprocessed sound collections, which hold important cultural artifacts such as poetry readings, story telling, speeches, oral histories, and other performances of the spoken word remain largely inaccessible.

UT's iSchool leads the way with first-of-its-kind HiPSTAS conference

July 11, 2013

Millions of gigabytes of sound are stored on servers across the Internet in the form of digital files containing music, spoken word, and video. This explosion of available digital sound recordings is a boon to cultural scholars, but searching through the files for discernible patterns is like looking for needles in a haystack.

Tanya Clement Wins Best Digital Humanities Visualization Award

Feb. 24, 2013

Assistant Professor Tanya Clement is a foremost scholar in the digital humanities field. Her work involves rethinking how institutions curate humanities data and how contexts resulting from changing resources and technologies influence humanists' scholarship.