SLIS’s Project Recovery has worked tirelessly for more than two years to allow 30 MLIS students to receive invaluable hands-on experience, while assisting with the ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Funded in June 2009, Project Recovery was made possible by a $763,901 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, or… Read More
The LSU School of Education Lunchtime Roundtable Lecture Series hosted “Critical Racial Theories, Community Cultural Wealth, and Cross-Cultural Coalitions: Centering Race in Library and Information Science Education”, which was presented by Dr. Robin Kurz, on Friday, November 30, 2012, from noon until 1 p.m. in 225 Peabody Hall.
SLIS is focusing on the growing importance of multicultural populations’ needs from libraries and librarians in a new service-learning course, Media and Services for Multicultural Populations. Assistant Professor Robin Kurz and graduate students are working with the Carver Branch Library, which serves Old South Baton Rouge and is located at 720 Terrace Street. Historically, the… Read More
Dr. Alma Dawson and Dr. Yejun Wu were both selected as 2012 CCELL Happy Award recipients. Happy awards are given annually by CCELL to ten individuals to recognize excellence in service learning. (CCELL is the Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership).
Dr. Michelynn McKnight was the keynote speaker at the 100th annual meeting of the Dutch Library Association (NVB) Dutch Information Professionals conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her topic was “The Impact of the Agile Information Professional”. Dr. McKnight also lead a four-hour workshop based on her book, The Agile Librarian’s Guide to Thriving in Any… Read More
Dr. Suzanne Stauffer was featured on the Faculty Technology Center’s FTC Spotlight website. Congratulations to Dr. Stauffer for this special recognition.
Dr. Boryung Ju was featured as a Flagship Faculty member in the September 7, 2012 edition of LSU Today. Congratulations to Dr. Ju for this special recognition.
The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announced at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA that the LSU School of Library and Information Science has been re-accredited through 2019. The degree has been accredited by ALA since SLIS was created in 1931.
Dr. Yejun Wu started this research project with the firm belief that there was a need for an oil spill information hub. The topic map created by Dr. Wu’s lab provides a roadmap of oil spill impacts worldwide, pulling information and references together in one spot to enhance understanding and research related to oil spill… Read More
Dr. Alma Dawson was featured as a Flagship Faculty member in the June 29, 2012 edition of LSU Today. Congratulations to Dr. Dawson for this special recognition.