As part of his Spring 2016 sabbatical, Dr. Rich Gazan will work with the NASA Astrobiology Institute at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, to develop metrics and visualizations of interdisciplinary science based on the analysis of research publications focused on life in the universe. Building on previous work, this project will help identify areas of actual and potential synergy between researchers from diverse disciplines, and track how terms and concepts in the astrobiology research literature have changed over time.
In Dr. Gazan’s invitation letter, NASA Astrobiology Institute Director Carl Pilcher wrote, “These are important areas of research for the NAI if it is to be able to self-evaluate its effectiveness in bringing together the various disciplines involved in astrobiology research, in a way that can achieve results and discoveries that individual disciplines can not. We are looking forward to working with you again.”
Dr. Noriko Asato was invited to join the editorial board of International Information & Library Review. A peer reviewed quarterly journal published by the Taylor & Francis Group, the journal has served information scientists and librarians all over the world for more than twenty years.
Routledge/Taylor and Francis’ library and information science journals use the “Green OA” option, meaning that there is never an author publishing charge. Authors achieve full open access and have an ability to disseminate pre-prints at institutional repositories and post-print immediately following publication, with no embargo.
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.
Congratulations to LIS student Kylie Kaʻeo on her 2015 ALA Spectrum Scholarship!
ALA’s official announcement states:
A prestigious committee of ten jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.