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Recent News

Dr. Jennifer Preece ACM SIGCHI Academy
Dr. Jenny Preece, Professor and Dean Emerita of Maryland's iSchool, gave the keynote address at last week's Human Computer Interaction International Conference in Toronto. Her talk, entitled Citizen Science: New Research Challenges for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) , focused on biodiversity...
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Marzullo as Dean of the College of Information Studies (iSchool). Dr. Marzullo officially begins his position on August 1, 2016. As Dean, Dr. Marzullo will build upon his extensive background in computer science and cybersecurity to elevate...
Every year, the iSchool provides a number of exciting opportunities for students to study abroad. Earlier this summer, Dr. Ann Weeks and Dr. Diane Barlow took a group of students on their annual trip to the United Kingdom. Below is an account from two students who joined the trip. Read on to hear...
After due consideration, we are changing the name of our prestigious master’s program in library science at University of Maryland. From this point forward, the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will offer and award a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). This...
Adil Yalçin, a UMD PhD
Every year the iSchool is well represented at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) CHI Conference. CHI, the top conference for Human-Computer interaction, was held in San Jose, CA this year. As always, the iSchool had a strong presence in San Jose for CHI 2016, both through content and...
On April 26-28, the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) convened a Symposium in collaboration with King’s College London. This invitation-only symposium, entitled Finding New Knowledge: Archival Records in the Age of Big...
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016­­ James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award . Presented by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and the Citizens for Maryland Libraries, the award honors the unsung members of the library...
The iSchool was selected by the President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues (PCEMI) to receive the 2016 PCEMI Ethnic Minority Achievement Instructional Unit Award. The University selected the iSchool to recognize the many outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to diversity and...
The Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) and the iSchool are hosting the 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, being held June 4-7 here on campus. For additional information, visit http://www.dgo2012.dgsna.org/ .
The iPAC study, Public Libraries and the National Broadband Map: Findings and Recommendations, analyzes the Community Anchor Institution data maintained by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the National Broadband Map. Released in February 2011, the National...