News Feed

Book chapter authored by McDowell discusses storytelling and young adult services

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Kate McDowell has authored a chapter in the book, Transforming Young Adult Services, Second edition, which was recently published by ALA Editions. In the new edition, leaders in the field present a diverse array of topics addressing current issues in teen libraries.

Kate McDowell

Diesner receives funding for crisis informatics research

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner has received a $200,000 grant from the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) for her project, "Reliable Extraction of Emergency Response Networks from Text Data and Bench-marking with National Emergency Response Guidelines." CIRI is a Center of Excellence of the Department of Homeland Security that aims to enhance the resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructures.

Jana Diesner

Sherlock receives travel grant to present at Charleston Conference

A travel grant provided by the iSchool will allow MS/LIS student Morgan Sherlock to present her research with Laurel Post (MS '19) and Affiliate Professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS '94) at the Charleston Conference without the extra financial stress. In the paper they will be presenting, "Behind the Gate: Early Career Researchers' Motivations for Using ResearchGate," the coauthors examine the motivations behind why early career researchers use the academic social network site ResearchGate and how publishers and librarians can use these findings to better understand and support their user communities.

Morgan Sherlock

Buchanan to lecture on libraries in Norway

Rebekah Buchanan, associate professor of English education at Western Illinois University, will visit the iSchool on October 14 to give a lecture addressing libraries in Norway, particularly libraries in prisons and school as well as public libraries. The talk, which is cohosted by the iSchool, Mortenson Center, and Progressive Librarians Guild, is part of the Info City Lecture series.

Rebekah Buchanan