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Feb. 23, 2016
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GSLIS Assistant Professor Emily Knox has been named a 2015 Instructor of the Year by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium. Knox was nominated by students for her excellent instruction in the Fall 2015 course, Intellectual Freedom and Censorship (LIS590FRL), which was initially developed by Knox in partnership with the Freedom to Read Foundation and with support from that organization’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

“It’s an honor to receive this award, and I’d like to thank the students who nominated me,” said Knox. “There are a lot of moving parts to the class, and it would be quite difficult to do it alone, so I’d also like to thank Joyce Hagen-McIntosh of the Freedom to Read Foundation for her help with contacting guest...

Jan. 4, 2016
Nicole A. Cooke (left) and Linda C. Smith

In a society where makerspaces, Google, and smartphones proliferate, people don’t interact with information, technology, or libraries the way they used to. The digital world influences how we live, work, learn, and play, which in turn alters our information needs and expectations. For decades, library and information science (LIS) professionals have been leading the way in understanding the use of information. The roles of LIS professionals are evolving along with the information landscape, but how will educating these professionals evolve? What is ahead for the future of LIS education?