LIS student Wrayna Fairchild was one of ten educators nationwide to be selected by The Henry Ford organization as recipients of the Teacher Innovator Award. The award recognizes educators who are inspiring innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking among their students.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the LIS program, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Information Horizons lecture. Dean Emeritus Miles Jackson will reflect on our history and discuss connections with the Asia-Pacific region.
Please join us in celebrating this milestone on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Hamilton Library room 3F (ground floor). All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Hui Dui, ALA Student Chapter, and SAA Student Chapter.
LIS student Meera Garud is participating in a study abroad program, Developing Services for a Knowledge-Based Economy through Namibian Libraries, through the University of Maryland’s iSchool. She and four other LIS graduate students from UMD, Drexel University, and the University of Rhode Island will spend two weeks meeting Namibia’s leaders in library development, higher education and information infrastructure. Students also will have contact with local citizens and staff at two regional centers at which information services and training are offered for citizens.