University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS Prof. Ludäscher named CIRSS director

 

“GSLIS Professor Bertram Ludäscher has been named the new director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA).
Ludäscher is a leading figure in scientific data and knowledge management, focusing on the modeling, design, and optimization of workflows, foundations of provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation. He co-founded the open source Kepler project, and is a current member of the DataONE leadership team. As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Kurator project, a collaboration with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, Ludäscher is developing data curation technology for automating quality control of biodiversity data. He is also leading the NSF-funded Euler project, which is developing logic-based methods for the alignment and merging of biological taxonomies.”
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University of Illinois hosts Library Research Seminar VI

 

“On October 7-9, librarians, scholars, and LIS students will gather in Champaign, Illinois, for the Library Research Seminar VI. The seminar, held every three to four years at differing locations, will be hosted this year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by the University Library, the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table (LRRT).
The theme of this year’s seminar is, “The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community.” Discussions will center on new possibilities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary research to contribute to development of knowledge and growth of partnerships between libraries, educators, and their communities. Presentations, panel discussions, and workshops will begin the afternoon of Tuesday, October 7 and conclude at noon on Thursday, October 9. Registration is open and student rates are available.”
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Ludäscher joins GSLIS faculty

 

“GSLIS is pleased to announce that Professor Bertram Ludäscher will join the GSLIS faculty in Fall 2014.
Ludäscher is a leading figure in data and knowledge management, focusing on the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation. […] At Illinois, Ludäscher will also have an appointment at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and an affiliate appointment at the Department of Computer Science.”
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FTRF, GSLIS to collaborate on intellectual freedom course

 

“The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course, to be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, is the first education-related project of FTRF’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.”

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Bashir serves on grant to extend Illinois cybersecurity program

 

Masooda BashirAssistant Professor Masooda Bashir is part of a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation that renews the Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP), which teaches students how to protect the nation’s cyber infrastructure by designing more secure systems and methodologies, as well as better cyber policy. Read more

 

Illinois GSLIS to participate in 2014 ALISE Conference

 

GSLIS faculty, staff, and students will participate in the 2014 ALISE Annual Conference, which will be held January 21-24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference is “Educational Entrepreneurship,” and sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to incorporating entrepreneurship into LIS pedagogy and research. Read more