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SLIS Student Spotlight: Kelli Brommel

Kell Brommel is a second year SLIS student. In addition to her studies, she is also the president of LISSO, the University of Iowa's student chapter of the American Library Association and a published poet. 
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SLIS Student Co-Curates Exhibit

Visitors to the UI Special Collections & Archives reading room can view a new exhibit, Art to Eat By: Cookbooks as Record and Expression. The exhibit features items from UI Special Collections with a focus on food. Many of the items on display come from the Szathmary Culinary collection, donated by Chef Louis Szathmary. The exhibit was co-curated by SLIS student Diane Ray and curator Eric Ensley. Diane is in her third year of the  Book Studies and Library and Information Science Studies program (BLIS).
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SLIS Alumni Profile: Anna Holland

SLIS alum Anna Holland didn’t have to go far to find a satisfying library career. As a processing archivist for the Iowa Women’s Archives, she spends her workdays down the hall from SLIS classrooms and offices. Her current position follows a three-year graduate assistantship at IWA, which she held while in the joint MA and book arts certificate program provided by SLIS and the UI Center for the...

Beta Beta Theta Chapter of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society Recognizes Student Excellence

Members of the Beta Beta Theta Chapter of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society gathered on May 13th at S.T. Morrison Park to celebrate the achievements of SLIS students. Scholarships were awarded to continuing students Trevor Krug, Kinza Brue, and Rachel Miller-Haughton, recognizing their ongoing academic achievement in the LIS program. Graduating students Lauren Claeys (2020 Scholarship winner), Breanna...
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2021 SLIS Graduates

We would like to congratulate the twenty-three students that will be graduating on May 14, 2021 with their Master's in Library and Information Sciences. We wish you nothing but the best!
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Student Spotlight: Samantha Reid

The past year has not been easy for anyone. Amid dealing with the unknowns of COVID, going to school, and taking care of her family, current SLIS student Samantha Reid also took on the role of Library Director in Runnells, Iowa. Samantha generously offered to share a story about her experience in Runnells as well as some advice for her peers. I saw the job posting for a library director in...

Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce Wins Prestigious ALA Award

This year’s Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award winner is Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce for her paper, “More Than a Room with Books: The Development of Author Visits for Young People in Mid-Century U.S. Public Libraries.” The Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award is from the Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association. Join us in congratulating Dr. Burek Pierce...
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Faculty Spotlight Q&A with Iulian Vamanu

What are you working on right now? I am working on two projects: one deals with cases of misleading visualizations produced and circulated in the U.S. media during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the other looks at ways in which public librarianship can help with fostering patrons’ science curiosity, one epistemic virtue that enables people to become more competent at evaluating information accuracy...
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Student Spotlight: Suzanne Laird

During these tough times for teachers, SLIS student, Suzanne Laird, has been able to implement SLIS projects into her lesson plans for her current students. In her Fall 2020 class with Micah Bateman, Suzanne created this interactive lesson plan on "hidden figures". Here is what Suzanne had to say: In my final project for Computing Foundations with Micah, I developed a Bitmoji classroom for my...
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Fall and Summer Schedule Information

The Summer and Fall Course Schedules are now available on MyUI. Course registration will open March 8th. Please remember to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your plan of study. Announcement: A new course being offered by Prof. Jennifer Burek Pierce. Reminder: Here are a couple options for certificates available to students as you complete your LIS degree. Public...