Dr. Keren Dali (MISt 2005; PhD 2010) is this year’s recipient of the inaugural Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults, presented by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She will be presented with her award at January’s ALISE Annual Conference 2015 in Chicago.
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As the world watches some of its cultural artifacts and treasures get destroyed through war, social unrest, and lack of resources, it is more important than ever to preserve them for future generations, warned Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, at the Faculty of Information’s I.P. Sharp lecture, held in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, on November 18.
During Reading Week at the iSchool, from November 3 to 7, Professors Cara Krmpotich and Lynne Howarth are on a cultural discovery tour in Washington, DC with their research team to go behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian Institution.
When you are talented, you some get recogized all at once.
On behalf of the Faculty of Information, Dean Seamus Ross regretfully announces the passing of Professor Emeritus, John Provost Wilkinson (BA ’49, BLS ’50, MLS ‘54), who taught here for 28 years, and another high profile librarian, Erik Spicer (BLS '49), formerly the Parliamentary Librarian at the Library of Parliament, a prestigious position established at Confederation.
Faculty of Information student, Martin Skrypnyk, was recently announced as this year's recipient of the Gordon Dodds Prize for his paper, "The Pillow Book of Chris Marker."
Congratulations to electronic medical record research expert, Dr. Aviv Shachak, who has been granted tenure at the rank of Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
This academic term, the iSchool welcomed Dr. Susan Sim as a Lecturer in Information and IS&D, and media sociologist, Dr. Kenzie Burchell, who will teach a course as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information, is immensely pleased that both academics have joined us, as they will deepen our teaching capacity for students.
As a society, we rely on volunteers to generously give their time to help us run important programs, carry out initiatives, and provide charity work.
iSchool alumna Alison Stirling (MISt 2006), volunteered for the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) immediately after graduation in 2006, demonstrating her long-term dedication to the faculty by first becoming an Executive Committee director, then Chair of the Grants & Awards Committee, Vice-President, and eventually, she became President for a two-year term.
An iSchool graduate and distinguished librarian is coming back to the Faculty this academic year to serve as its Interim Director of Information Services at the Inforum.
Lari Langford (MLS ’81) brings 33 years of experience as a librarian to the role, nearly 20 in her current position as Head of Access and Information Services, Robarts Library, University of Toronto.