Education of Information Professionals

Evaluating the content of curricula and the methods for educating information professionals

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Enhancing the Cyber Security Workforce—The Human Angle

Time frame
2013-1016
Investigator
Masooda Bashir
Total funding to date
$161,708.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

The United States is a world leader in technological innovation. However, as our technology has advanced, the need for cyber security experts has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, the U.S. lacks the cyber security workforce needed to manage many of the threats our society faces.

One method used to attract talented individuals to careers in cyber security has been the…

Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) Education

Time frame
2012-2016
Investigator
Catherine Blake
Total funding to date
$498,777.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project will create both a master’s and doctoral-level specialization in Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA). Partnerships with local researchers and businesses who already work with large data-sets will enable master's graduates to receive first-hand experience with both the social and technical implications of large digital data collections, and thus be well-prepared for leadership…

Something Beautiful: Social Justice, Empathy, and Cultural Competence in Children’s Books

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Nicole A. Cooke

Picture books, such as those in the Marantz Collection (Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science), play an important role in developing literacy in our library users—from traditional literacy (as it relates to reading), to visual literacy, to cultural literacy. Exposing patrons of all ages to the messages contained in children’s literature can have lasting and…

The Carnegie Scholars

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
Nicole A. Cooke

From 1970-1972 the Graduate School of Library Science at the University of Illinois (now the School of Information Sciences) welcomed and educated twenty-eight students of color known as The Carnegie Scholars. Spearheaded by faculty member Dr. Terry Crowley, he described the Carnegie Scholars program as “an unusual, flawed, but ultimately successful program to increase the number of…

The Carnegie Scholars

Transforming Taxonomic Interfaces

Investigator
Michael Twidale
Total funding to date
$421,200.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

The goal of this research is to help researchers develop and use relatively simple tools to describe species in a way that make those descriptions easier to share with other scientists and easier for computers to process and analyze. The approach is bottom-up and iterative, involving the rapid prototyping of tools, combining of existing tools, and the tailoring of applications developed for…

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