For her long time commitment and in recognition of her contributions to the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Professor Lynne Howarth is receiving its prestigious 2015 ALISE Service Award at the 2015 annual conference in Chicago.
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Master of Information students Shuai Wang and Akash Venkat — part of the winning University of Toronto (U of T) team that built a "digital legal expert" for the IBM Watson Cognitive Computing Competition last month — placed an admirable 2nd in New York while competing in the final leg of the contest against seven elite American schools for a chance to win $100,000 in seed capital to take their product to
The iSchool at the University of Toronto is proud that its popular MOOC (Massively Open Online Course), “Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, Evidence, Action”—which attracted more than 5,200 students last year —will be offered again starting in February 2015.
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.
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 sometimes 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."