News & Events


One School, One Book Selection: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Li and Li Scholarship Application Open for 2015
Allison Schein, MLIS '12 Named GSLIS Young Mazzuchelli Model
Valeria Hunter, MLIS '14 Receives Helen Cohen Award
Jan Chindlund receives Alumnae Award for Professional Achievement
Skokie Public Library Internship Opportunity
Sagmoen, MLIS '08, Named LJ Mover and Shaker
Butler Children's Literature Center Home to Renowned Collections
New Infographics Show Impact of Summer Reading
2014 Li and Li Scholarship Winner Named
2014 Zubrzycki Scholarship Winner Named
Faculty Quoted on Libraries' Significance
Tkacik, MLIS '12, Selected as an ALA 2014 Emerging Leader

Faculty News

Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, reviewed grant proposals for the U.S. Department of Education Innovative Approaches to Literacy program, and also served as a judge for the 2014 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, recognizing excellence in poetry for children and teens.

Karen Brown, professor, presented “Assessment in Action: High Impact Practices in Academic Libraries” with ACRL’s Kara Malenfant at the Library Assessment Conference in Seattle in August.

Bill Crowley, professor, published the feature article “Time to Rethink Readers’ Advisory Education?” in the July/August 2014 issue of Public Libraries (Vol. 53, No. 4).

Sujin Huggins, assistant professor, presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Community-Based Research: Learning Community;” she also presented about this project at the Library Research Seminar VI in Urbana-Champaign, October 7-9.

Stacy T. Kowalczyk, assistant professor, published proceedings from At the Nexus of Analog and Digital: A Symposium of Preservation Educators “Integrating Research, Research Data, and Researchers in Teaching: A Response to Elizabeth Yakel’s Plenary Address” in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 43 (1-2). Kowalczkyk also presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Mourning Online: Social Media, Community and Grief” with Andrew Mancuso, MLIS ’14.

At the Council of State Archivists/National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators/Society of American Archivists Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 10-17, Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, spoke on a panel about “Archival Education: Outcomes and Opportunities,” and convened (as Chair) the business meetings of SAA’s Oral History Section and the association’s Archival Educators Roundtable.

Karen Snow, assistant professor, presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Balancing Caritas and Veritas in Library of Congress Subject Headings” with GSLIS students Sarah Kantor, Stephan Licitra, Kim Nevins, Sara Scodius, and Elena Stuart.

Read here for past faculty achievements.

Student News

PhD student K. C. Boyd is profiled in the cover story of the October issue of School Library Journal: “Chicago Hope: School Librarian K.C. Boyd Created a Culture of Readers at a Struggling South Side High School.

PhD student Camille Brewer was appointed executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium.

In July, the village of Franklin Park’s Park District celebrated its 50th anniversary with an exhibit of its history, which was created by three MLIS students in Cecilia Salvatore’s archives fieldwork class: Stephanie Haugan, Elizabeth Lanoue, and Kara Spizzirri.

MLIS student Michael San Filippo was selected to be the newsletter editor and web liaison for the Oral History Section of the Society of American Archivists.

MLIS/SLMP student Jamie Winchell was appointed instructional technology coordinator at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

Alumnae/i News

Dan Armstrong, MLIS ’14, has been appointed director of communications and community engagement for Illinois School District #158 in Algonquin.
Anthony Auston, MLIS ‘02, was appointed director of the Palatine Public Library District.
Steve Bero, MLIS '95, retired as director of Warren-Newport Public Library and was named Librarian of the Year by the Illinois Library Association.

Other GSLIS alumnae/i continue to acquit themselves and the program well; please visit the Alumnae/i News section of our website to see new jobs, publications, awards and more good news.

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