The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as two of the thirty-two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
School of Information Sciences News
SciData is a new master’s initiative in the School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management. Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.
The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville is holding a lecture and book signing by award-winning children’s author Wendelin Van Draanen on November 15. Van Draanen will discuss her book “The Running Dream,” which tells the story of a high school track star who loses a leg in a tragic accident.
The UT School of Information Sciences (SIS) celebrates 40 years as an American Library Association accredited program with the final installment in the Past Director Lecture Series. Former SIS director Elizabeth Aversa will speak on “Changing Lives Through Information Services and Technologies,” 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in the Scripps Convergence Lab Theater in the Communications Building. The talk is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed children’s author Deborah Ellis, known for her books on humanitarian and social justice issues, will visit UT Knoxville on April 5 for a lecture and book signing.
A $1 million grant to study the value of academic libraries to students, faculty, policymakers, funders and others has been awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to UT Knoxville in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries.
Need help finding some great books for the youngsters on your holiday list? UT Knoxville might be able to help. Miranda Clark, director of UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, suggests five reads for children.
A UT Knoxville Professor Carol Tenopir is serving on the U.S. Congressional roundtable to study how the results of federally funded research can be more widely disseminated. Tenopir is a professor of information sciences and the director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at UT Knoxville.
Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging hours on her computer. Waugh is among the growing number of students completing their advanced degrees at UT Knoxville via distance education.
The Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville will celebrate its grand re-opening on Monday, Nov. 2, with an open house and lecture by award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti. The center, which has been around for 10 years, has moved its noncirculating, examination book collection from the Hodges Library to 434 Communications Building and, for the first time, a staff has been hired to oversee it. An open house in the center’s new location will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments, peruse the books and visit with friends of the center. Then, at 7 p.m., the center will host a lecture and book signing by Bartoletti in the Frank H. McClung Museum.