SLIS Associate Professor has been awarded a Holtz Center Outreach Fellowship for 2013-2014. From the Center's Mission statement:
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison promotes innovative work and fosters interdisciplinary research, education and public outreach in humanistic and social studies of science, technology, biomedicine, engineering and the environment.
Smith plans to use the fellowship funds to do a town meeting "teach-in" at Wisconsin public libraries about electronic medical records, followed by a webstreamed panel presented by distinguished stakeholders responding to Wisconsin citizens' questions. These stakeholders are drawn from the academic, industry, clinical and consumer advocacy communities. The teach-in and panel presentation will be happening in May, 2014.
Laurel Gildersleeve, a first year MA student at SLIS, is the recipient of the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) 2013 Bowen Award. The Bowen Award, named in honor of long-time member Louisa Bowen, provides financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration to encourage the study of archival administration.
Kit Hughes, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, pursing an interest in interdisciplinary questions between media and archival studies, has won the MAC Emeritus Scholarship, which provides financial assistance for travel and conference expenses to individuals who have not previously attended a MAC meeting.
Read the full press release.
Associate Director Michele Besant founded the Jail Library Group (JLG) in 1992, while a student in the masters program at SLIS. JLG recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary, and this Isthmus article showcases one of its prominent programs, Kids Connection. Inmates are recorded, reading a children's book, and the JLG mails the CD with the recording, and the book, to the child.
Read the full article: http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=39806
Associate Professor Kyung-Sun “Sunny” Kim was awarded an
OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant
to conduct research on use and evaluation of information
from social media. Sei-Ching Joanna Sin (PhD ’09) of
Nanyang Technological University is a co-investigator. Grant announcement:
Associate Professor Ethelene Whitmire has been awarded a Faculty Visit
Research Grant from The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/
German Academic Exchange Service to conduct archival research at the
Free University in Berlin, Germany during the summer 2013.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies a grant of $140,071 to support the Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers project. Convening Culture Keepers supports the professional development needs of library and information studies (LIS) students and tribal cultural professionals through expansion of service learning partnerships and continuing education, including a multiday, regional institute for librarians, archivists, and museum curators. The project benefits both LIS students, who lack opportunities to learn about and engage with American Indian needs, and tribal professionals, who have limited access to training and technical expertise. The project will result in a model for developing a diverse network, more knowledgeable and confident practitioners, and curriculum materials for tribal information professionals throughout the United States.
SLIS Professor Jonathan Senchyne was awarded an extremely competitive National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to spend a semester at the American Antiquarian Society in in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Dorothea Salo has been chosen as a recipient of the 2013 L&S Early-Career Award in recognition of her outstanding performance, her substantial promise of future contributions and her high degree of professionalism. Salo is well known in SLIS for creating and teaching cutting edge technology courses like Digital Curation, Publishing E-Revolutions and Digital Tools Trends and Debates. She is an original member of the UW-Madison Research Data Services project, and writes for the popular "Peer to Peer Review" column in Library Journal.