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Apr. 19, 2017

“Preserving History’s Rough Draft Bit by Bit: Practical Digital Library Experiences from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and The Illinois Quotidien: Illinois’s Newspaper Digitization workflow for NDNP”

Join Library of Congress NDNP representative, Nathan Yarasavage and fellow iSchool student and Illinois Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator, Anna Oates for pizza and a discussion on preservation practices in the National Digital Newspaper Program.  Learn how the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and over 40 NDNP partners, such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, contribute to sustaining history’s rough draft through the digitization, preservation, and dissemination of over 12 million historical newspapers pages (and counting) through the website Chronicling America.

Nathan Yarasavage is a Digital Projects Specialist in the Serial & Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress, where he...

Mar. 30, 2017

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 3-7, and we are excited to celebrate our students and their hard work and accomplishments in and outside of the classroom. We have a full schedule of activities in which we hope all students (online and on campus, in all of our degree programs) will participate. See below for a listing of daily events.  Questions: Meg Edwards mbedward [at] illinois.edu

The Graduate College also has special activities planned for the week.

All Week Long

#howiischool Campaign and Drawing
Share through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram "How You iSchool"
You can also use #iSchoolUI or #ILLINOISgradlife in your post

and/or

Your online class "mise-en-place"
Take a picture of your online class set up. What does it look like when you are taking a class? Are you accompanied by a pet? Do you partake in a favorite beverage? Share your pic and...

Mar. 15, 2017

Karla Lucht, graduate studies advisor and coordinator of continuing education, and Rebecca Hodson, career services coordinator, will present a successful model of new student orientation at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 5 Conference. Over five hundred advisors are expected to attend this year’s conference, which will be held from March 15-17 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Lucht and Hodson will give the presentation, "Destination Early Engagement: A Holistic Approach to Graduate Student Orientation."

At the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, one major goal of our student affairs unit is to facilitate a holistic, engaging orientation for incoming students. The process of designing orientations is dynamic as we shift objectives to fit the changing demographics of our community. The career services and...

Mar. 6, 2017

Join Meg Edwards, assistant dean for student affairs, and Professor Michael Twidale for a conversation about Summer & Fall courses and registration. We will discuss how courses relate to your academic and professional goals. Please be prepared to share your thoughts with the attendees on one of the courses you are enrolled in. These sessions are for iSchool MS/IM students who are currently taking classes.

Questions? Contact mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards)

Mar. 6, 2017

Join Meg Edwards, assistant dean for student affairs, and Professor Michael Twidale for a conversation about Summer & Fall courses and registration. We will discuss how courses relate to your academic and professional goals. Please be prepared to share your thoughts with the attendees on one of the courses you are enrolled in. These sessions are for iSchool MS/IM students who are currently taking classes.

Questions? Contact mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards)
 

Feb. 27, 2017

Join advising staff for a conversation about Summer & Fall courses and registration. We will discuss how courses relate to your academic and professional goals. Please be prepared to share your thoughts with the attendees on one of the courses you are enrolled in. These sessions are for iSchool students who are currently taking classes.

Questions? Contact klucht [at] illinois.edu (Karla Lucht)

Feb. 27, 2017

Join advising staff for a conversation about Summer & Fall courses and registration. We will discuss how courses relate to your academic and professional goals. Please be prepared to share your thoughts with the attendees on one of the courses you are enrolled in. These sessions are for iSchool students who are currently taking classes.

Questions? Contact klucht [at] illinois.edu (Karla Lucht)

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