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Library as Incubator Project Launched by SLIS Students

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on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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The co-founders of the Library as Incubator Project have launched the project’s virtual “hub,” www.libraryasincubatorproject.org.  Three UW-Madison SLIS students are the project managers: Laura Damon-Moore, Erinn Batykefer, and Christina Endres. TheLibrary as Incubator Project seeks to learn how artists (writers, visualartists and performing artists) use libraries in the research, creation andpromotion of their artistic work. The presenters are in the process of creatinga web resource that highlights artists and projects that have been"incubated," in part, by library collections, spaces and/or staff. Itwill also serve as a resource for librarians who want to better serve artistspatrons through programming, collections, and partnerships.Damon-Moore, Batykefer and Endres are presenting a WLA Conference program about their project  November 4 in Milwaukee at Hilton MilwaukeeCity Center, 10:30 a.m.Learn more about the Library as Incubator Project at the conference, or subscribe online via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed on the website to getupdates and announcements. libraryasincubatorproject.orglibraryasincubatorproject@gmail.comFacebook:Library as Incubator ProjectTwitter:IArtLibraries ...

Meet the Interns! Susie Seefelt Lesieutre and Laura Damon-Moore

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on Thursday, October 06, 2011 in WLA News
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The WLAF has hired two graduate students from UW-Madison SLIS as publicrelations interns for the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. We are excited to have individuals of their caliber working for WLAF. Read all about them in their profiles below:Name:  Susie Seefelt LesieutreProfessional Status: 1st year SLIS student at UWMadison (going part time). Worked as an ESL instructor for many years afterobtaining a Master’s in TESOL. Completed further graduate work in publishingand communications and then worked for several years as an editor, both in-houseand freelance, focusing on independent and academic press publications.I decided to pursuethe MLS because I felt that the program would build nicely on my previousprofessions of teaching ESL and editing. And I love being around books andreference materials (but see “aha” moment below).The biggest “aha”experience of my SLIS education so far is that “digital” defines theprofession to a much greater degree than I had expected. I was amazed to learnthat...
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    Congrats Laura and Susie! Can't wait to see the results of your creativity and hard work for WLAF!Tanya Cobb (SLIS)

Allison Kaplan Receives Bechtel Fellowship

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on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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ALA's Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded two 2011 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowships to Allison Kaplan, faculty associate at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, and Victoria Penny, First Regional Library in Hernando, Mississippi.The fellowship will enable Kaplan to pursue her study, "Board Books: From Toy to Literacy Tool" at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, a part of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Gainesville. The Baldwin Library contains a special collection of 85,000 volumes of children's literature published mostly before 1950. The fellowship is endowed in memory of Louise Seaman Bechtel and and Ruth M. Baldwin and provides a stipend of $4,000.  also received a Bechtel Fellowship.Kaplan says, "By exploring the collection of toy and board books in the Baldwin Library, I hope to be able to better understand what led to the evolution of the board book from...

SOIS and SLIS Team Up for WI Distinguished Lecture Series

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Dr. Birger Hjørland, internationally renowned expert in knowledge organization was the keynote speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)’ co-sponsored event on Friday, November 19, 2010. The presentation will be the first in the Wisconsin Distinguished Lecture Series in Library and Information Science, a joint effort between SOIS and SLIS. The two library and information science programs will alternate sites every year with the first lecture being held this year at UWM’s Golda Meir Library. In 2011, the lecture will move to Madison. This year’s presenter, Birger Hjørland is a professor in knowledge organization at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Journal of Documentation. He is chair of the...