News Category: libraries

Dr. Roy awarded $488K to help veterans become librarians

May 4, 2017

Texas iSchool Professor Loriene Roy has received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help U.S. veterans become librarians.

Digital humanities research initiative in works

Aug. 25, 2016

A team of researchers from the School of Information, College of Liberal Arts and UT Libraries is planning a new digital humanities research initiative at UT Austin.

Led by iSchool Assistant Professor Tanya Clement, the DH@UT Pop-Up Institute will harness expertise and resources from across campus to build a digital humanities ecosystem for innovative research in the liberal arts.

How these three librarians are becoming major players in business research

Jan. 28, 2016

 

For the growing population of midsize venture capital firms in Central Texas, a group of librarians is becoming a vital resource.

Austin-based business research firm Bizologie is not only offering expertise to VC firms, but also to companies in private equity, advertising and marketing as well. The almost-two-year-old company provides detailed business intelligence to clients based on their research needs.

iSchool Students Complete Library of Congress “Horns on the Hill” Metadata Internship

April 8, 2015

Instead of soaking up the sun in a traditional Spring Break getaway setting, UT iSchool students Laura Fry and Megan Martinsen participated in the ‘Horns on the Hill program by completing internships at the Law Library of Congress.

iSchool conservators care for Bacone's Ataloa Lodge collections

Oct. 9, 2014

ISchool faculty Rebecca Elder and Karen Pavelka were invited to Bacone College in Muskogee, OK for a conservator's weekend to help care for neglected collections at Bacone's Ataloa Lodge museum. They worked along other invited collections care professionals and library staff, including the Senior VP for Advancement of the college, who showed up in a tee shirt and shorts, ready to help out wherever he was needed.

MSIS Student Alia Gant Awarded 2014-2016 ARL Diversity Scholar

Oct. 9, 2014

iSchool Masters student, Alia Gant, has been selected as one of 13 MLIS/MSIS Diversity Scholars for 2014-2016. The Diversity Scholars program is part of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

Masters Program Re-Accredited To 2021

July 15, 2014

 

The School of Information's Master of Science in Information Studies program received notice of re-accreditation from the American Library Association. The decision was based on the Program Presentation, the External Review Panel Report, all of the reports the program submitted since the last comprehensive review, and the the June 28th meeting with the dean and chair of the ERP. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2021.

iSchool Student Profile: Katie Thomas

May 26, 2014

 

When Katie Thomas arrived for library volunteer orientation at Casis Elementary School four years ago, she struck veteran librarian Barbara Nichols as quiet and unassuming.

Nichols remembers mentioning - almost as an afterthought - that she could use some help with the Halloween display case. And suddenly, this unassuming volunteer unleashed a creative force that Nichols said transformed the library. It didn't end with Halloween. Thomas kept delivering - creating robots with the students for one author' visit; a circus theme for another.

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."

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