Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

Contributing groundbreaking innovation and thought-leadership to library and information science.

Research Projects

Improving Data Discovery at the National Anthropological Archives: Pilot Study and National Survey

Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Investigator(s): Joshua A. Bell (National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Based on a three-year fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation, this research seeks to improve the discovery of anthropological archives for users. Current work includes exploring data reuse based on a national survey undertaken in 2018-2019 with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the American Anthropological Association.

Connecting small and rural libraries to connected learning

Principal Investigator(s): Mega M. Subramaniam
Providing continuing education opportunities to library staff in small and rural libraries on how to embed connected learning (CL) principles into teen programs and services.

Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Piloting an online national collaborative network of educators and practitioners to enable the sharing and dissemination of computational case studies and lesson plans through an open source, cloud-based interactive platform based on Jupyter Notebooks.

Library and Information Science News

A Library’s Guidebook to Surviving During Crises: Now Available

  • Press Release

    Developed by LIS experts + 137 library staff across the nation innovating to serve their communities during COVID-19 and civic unrest.

Celebrating Exceptional Black Library Leaders, Alumni of the UMD iSchool

  • Mia K. Hinckle

    Stories of six exceptional leaders transforming the library and information science community

The Baltimore Sun: Harford County Library CEO Named New Chairwoman of Maryland Humanities Board

  • iSchool News

    As chair of the board, University of Maryland iSchool MLS alumna Mary Hastler will continue Maryland Humanities' racial equity work.