UT’s School of Information Sciences has been named as a member of the iSchools organization, an international group of colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationships between information, people, and technology.
School of Information Sciences News
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Did you know that spending time with your furry friends can ease stress? Ed Cortez, professor and director of the School of Information Sciences, had the big idea of making studying more relaxing for students by visiting with service dogs.
Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.
Looking for some great books for your children or your students? Educators, librarians, and parents are invited to a workshop Friday that will highlight the best titles of the year. Registration is now under way for “The Best of the Best 2012 Workshop,” which is being co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.
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.
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.