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Nominations Open for WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award

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on Thursday, October 06, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Do you know of someone actively promoting intellectualfreedom?  Someone who exemplifies the spirit of intellectualfreedom?  If you do, you know someone that should be nominated for theWLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award.Anyone who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Wisconsin iseligible.  Activities within the past five years are eligible forconsideration.  A personal member of either WLA or WEMTA must submit the awardnomination. Individuals and groups may nominate themselves for the award.This award is sponsored by: TeachingBooks.net and the Center for InformationPolicy Research and the School of Information Studies at UWM.Additional information on the award criteria and nominationprocess can be found at  http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/ifrt/IFaward.htmlNomination Deadline: January 15, 2012...

UW-Milwaukee SOIS Student Receives Theodore Calvin Pease Award from SAA

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on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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Lora J. Davis, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies, is the recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award, presented by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) on August 26, 2011, at ARCHIVES 360°, SAA’s 75th Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies. Amy Cooper Cary, director of the Archival Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, nominated Davis’ paper “Providing Virtual Services to All: A Mixed-Method Analysis of the Web Site Accessibility of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Member Repositories.” Davis wrote the paper for the "Seminar in Modern Archives Administration" in the spring 2011 term.  The paper explores the ability of the websites of repositories in the PACSCL to meet the needs of archives users with disabilities.“After an excellent review of the literature from the library and accessibility fields, the student uses both automated accessibility...

Support Staff Make Libraries Strong: Registration Now Open!

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on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
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WLA's Support Staff Section will host its annual One-day Conference for support staff from all types of libraries on Wednesday, May 25, at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union. At just $45 for members ($60 for non-members and $25 for students), this conference is a great value!Breakout session topics include implementing RFID, support staff certification, degree completion, how to find free multimedia software, and more! Joyce Latham, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, will provide a keynote address on "This is What Democracy Looks Like: Supporting the Right to Know."Take a look at the complete schedule and register online today!...

SOIS and SLIS Team Up for WI Distinguished Lecture Series

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on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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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...