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Recent News

D igital archives can tell amazing stories; by collecting and presenting information that would otherwise be scattered and inaccessible, this work can cast new light on important periods of history. Join us next week to hear a compelling example of the value of this work from Dr. Tobias Blanke...
We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Ser vices (IMLS) to support a second cohort of 25 Lilead Fellows and create the Lilead Leaders program. Awarded as part of...
Jenny Preece presenting keynote address at ACM SIGCHI
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...
Dr. Keith Marzullo
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...