The MuseLab in Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is set to open its newest exhibit on April 15. A reception to celebrate the opening of “(Non)Fiction: Literary Legends Unbound” will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in rooms 330 and 321 of the University Library, where the School and MuseLab are located. The reception is free and open to all, but registration is requested: RSVP.
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Kent State University’s 31st Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 9, 2015, and all day on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Kent Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults. "Building Global Citizens Through Literature" is the theme for this year's conference.
A proposal by Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Yin Zhang, Ph.D., both professors in Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, has been selected to receive post-doctoral support through the Kent State Internal Post-Doctoral Competition. Zeng, who is the principal investigator, and Zhang, who is a co-principal investigator of the project, along with researchers from three other units in the university, will receive funding for one post-doctoral associate position for a period of two years starting June 1.
The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its fifth annual International Conference on Information and Religion on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Kent State University. The theme for this year's conference is "New Technologies and Religious Communities."
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University will honor its top alumni, distinguished friends and outstanding students and recent graduates at events in Kent and Columbus this April.
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has awarded a total of $36,000 in scholarships to 22 students in its Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) degree programs.
Kent State School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) alumna Colleen Meeker never considered her position in knowledge management to be a non-traditional route as a master of library science (M.L.S.) 1994 graduate.
Upon graduation, Meeker began working as a business researcher for EY, a global professional services firm, before moving into the specialization of competitive intelligence.
Joslyn Dalton of Fairview Park, Ohio, currently teaches as an assistant professor in the health information management technology program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Dalton is also a student in the health informatics Master of Science program at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health information management and systems from The Ohio State University.
Three students in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) doctoral program presented the roundtable discussion “Empowering communities through innovation: Doctoral student perspectives on knowledge navigation in the academic library” at the 2014 Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Annual Conference at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 2014.
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) student Stephanie Dawson Everett was named the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Diversity Scholar for 2014-2015 at the group's annual conference in November 2014. She received a $1,500 scholarship.
Everett is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) at Kent State SLIS, where she is specializing in library management.