News & Events

ALA Student Org's International Webinar
Raychelle Steele, MLIS '21, joined the Kent State University's School of Information (iSchool) student chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) for professional development and networking opportunities. Did she think that would one day involve coordinating an online conf...
Union Station Arch
With the help of students and faculty from the Kent State School of Information, the inventory of the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture project is growing.
Meghan Harper
On April 28th, 2021, Dr. Meghan Harper, the Interim Director of the iSchool, will present “Building Empathetic Collections: Fostering Empathy and Kindness in Your Community” for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO RLS) on Zoom from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.
Banner image promoting the workshop entitled Emerge User Needs in your Information Architecture with a Usage Maturity Matrix
Two iSchool alumni are presenting a workshop at the Information Architecture Conference (IAC) on how to utilize a Usage Maturity Matrix to assist with making information architecture decisions. Another iSchool alumna is a 2021 IAC Equity Scholarship recipient.
The University Library is located in the heart of the Kent State University campus.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate Sch...
Images of YA titles from Drs. Garrison and Gavigan's website
In 2018, Dr. Karen W. Gavigan was awarded the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children's Literature Fellowship by the Reinberger's Children's Library Center. Now, she is collaborating with Dr. Kasey Garrison to share that research. The pair have just launched a website and...
Mackenzie Husmann Headshot
Currently working as UX Lab Coordinator for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, alumna Mackenzie Husmann, BS ‘18, MS ‘19, demonstrates how widespread user experience design (UXD) work is and how universal the need is.
Photo of two iSchool alumni
Many think "librarian" when they hear someone has a master's of library and information science, but an information science degree opens so many more doors. Here are two MLIS grads who pursued paths outside of the library's confines.
Headshot of Alison Haynes
Alison Haynes graduated with a master's degree in User Experience Design and stepped right into a job as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Compliance Coordinator on the Systems Development and Innovation team at Kent State.
Headshots of faculty involved in STREAM project
A team of Kent State faculty along with a pediatrician from Akron Children's Hospital have created a language identification tool to help in improving healthcare outcomes.