News & Events


2/27/16: The 19th annual GSLIS Career Day featuring keynote speaker Lauren Rosenthal, theme "Learn How to Earn What You're Worth." Designed for GSLIS students and alumnae/i, this annual event offers opportunities to hear from industry leaders and network with one another. Events take place from 8:30 a.m. through 12 noon, and will include breakfast. This annual event is hosted by the GSLIS Alumni Council. Register here.

3/16/16: The 2016 Butler Lecture featuring award-winning children's book illustrator Christian Robinson, titled "You Are Here: Finding Yourself in Picture Books." The Lecture will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a reception and booksigning to follow, in the Martin Recital Hall on Dominican's main campus in River Forest, IL. It is free and open to the general public, with registration required. Register here.

4/13/16: The 2016 Follett Lecture featuring Follett Chair Janice M. Del Negro. The Lecture will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a reception and booksigning to follow, in the Lund Auditorium on Dominican's main campus in River Forest, IL. It is free and open to the general public, with registration required. Register here.

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Faculty News

Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, was appointed director of member services for the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She began her three-year term on the ALISE Board of Directors on January 8. Dr. Salvatore also contributed to three conferences in summer 2015. Her paper, “Information Literacy through Indigenous Cultural Heritage Materials and Resources,” was accepted for the 2015 World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, August 16-20 in Cape Town, South Africa. Later that month, on an invitation from the Qingdao Municipal Archives, Dr. Salvatore presented at the Qingdao Satellite Conference (Qingdao, China) of the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (Jinan, China), August 24-25. Finally, Dr. Salvatore presented at the joint PARBICA/ARANZ Conference (Pacific Region Branch of the International Council on Archives/Archives and Records Association of New Zealand) in Auckland, New Zealand, September 7-9.

Karen Snow, assistant professor and director of the PhD program, and Gretchen L. Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science of Texas Women’s University, published “What Makes an Effective Cataloging Course? A Study of the Factors that Promote Learning,” in the October 2015 issue of Library Resources & Technical Services (Vol. 59, No. 4). Analyzing the results of a survey of LIS master’s degree holders who have taken a beginning cataloging course, the authors suggest that “cataloging practice (the hands-on creation of bibliographic records or catalog cards), the effectiveness of the instructor, a balance of theory and practice, and placing cataloging in a real-world context contribute to effective learning.” Dr. Snow also published, as a solo author, “An Examination of the Practical and Ethical Issues Surrounding False Memoirs in Cataloging Practice” in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Working from a survey of library catalog entries for “highly publicized false memoirs” such as The Education of Little Tree and A Million Little Pieces, Dr. Snow “examines the practical concerns of cataloging false memoirs, such as changing the class number, modifying subject headings, and adding notes, as well as the ethical implications of these actions.”

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, published “Divided Attentions at Loring Tech,” a case study depicting a tricky day for library management at the fictional Loring Technical University, in the September 2015 issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (Vol. 41). After sketching out a detailed scenario concerning the performance appraisal of a staff member, Dr. Stewart asks readers if a conflict between two upper-level administrators is “simply a matter of different management styles” or symptomatic of “larger issues around organizational culture and leadership.”

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Alumnae/i News

Donna Block, MLIS ’05 and teen services librarian at Niles (IL) Public Library District, co-authored “Teens Tread the Boards: Here’s What Happened,” a look at three library theater clubs published in the December 2015 issue of the ILA Reporter.

Gina Carter, MLIS ’13, was appointed senior services advisor at Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library.

Lauren Collen, MLIS/SLMP ‘05, library media specialist at Greenwood Elementary School in Woodstock, Illinois, is one of 20 finalists for the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award. She was among 540 educators nominated for the award.

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