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School becomes member of iSchools Consortium

February 14, 2017

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has become a member of the iSchools Consortium, an international association of college schools dedicated to advancing the field of information worldwide. Read the iSchools press release. “Joining the iSchools Consortium is a major achievement, which will help us gain visibility at the national and […]

Grant supports four faculty in preserving church’s 180-year heritage

February 10, 2017

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI faculty members Andrea Copeland, Albert William, Zebulun Wood, and Ayoung Yoon received a New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Award in the amount of $57,043 from the IU Office of the Vice President for Research for their unique collaboration in archival preservation and 3-D virtual environments. Their project, […]

School welcomes 12 new faculty members

January 27, 2017

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI welcomed 12 faculty members in 2016 and 2017—enhancing offerings in innovative research and academic programs. “We were fortunate to hire several new, highly talented faculty during the 2016 and 2017 academic years,”said Executive Associate Dean Mathew J. Palakal. “This core group will bring excellence into our academic programs […]

Alumna to lead new center at Indianapolis Central Library

January 12, 2017

Nichelle M. Hayes, MLS, 2011, was recently appointed to lead the new Center for African-American Literature, Culture, and Black Experience at the Indianapolis Public Library’s (IndyPL) Central Library in Indianapolis. Hayes received her library degree from the IU School of Library and Information Science at IUPUI—now the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) within […]

Professor’s NEH grant to strengthen rural Utah cultural experience

December 18, 2016

Annette Lamb, senior lecturer in Library and Information Science at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, accepted a $50K grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on behalf of the Entrada Institute in Torrey, Utah, where she is board president and project director. The Humanities Access grant will spark […]

Community hero Shanika Heyward is Library Journal’s “Mover and Shaker”

June 30, 2016

She has been called Wonder Woman, a community hero, a guardian angel—and this year, the Library Journal called Shanika Heyward a 2016 Mover and Shaker. The 2010 Master of Library Science graduate is an inspiration to those she serves as community branch manager of the East 38th Street Indianapolis Public Library—and to everyone who has seen […]

Book explores teen novels’ portrayals of autism to help libraries choose wisely

September 21, 2015

A new book detailing teen novels that feature characters with autism will help libraries select books that help young readers understand the disorder and foster acceptance, says one of the three authors, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography” identifies novels published between 1968 and 2013 that […]

2015 Spring Capstone Event Features People’s Choice Awards

May 5, 2015

The Capstone Event – held at the close of each semester – celebrates and showcases the work of graduating students from the School of Informatics and Computing. The Capstone project represents the culmination of months and months of intense and diligent preparation and hard work under the guidance and mentoring of a faculty member and […]

Over 700 Registered for Inaugural MOOC Hosted by the Library and Information Science Department

April 28, 2015

The Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis launched the campus’ first massive open online course (MOOC) using canvas. The free, four-week course, “Are You Experienced? Exploring Public Libraries,” was open to anyone anywhere. Persons interested in the course were encouraged to register in advance, but registration continued after the class […]

IUPUI Announces New Degree in Informatics

March 4, 2015

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal for a new degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis that provides a path for students to transition rapidly into in-demand and well-paid information technology jobs.

R.B. Annis Educational Foundation partners with local workforce development efforts

February 18, 2015

The R.B. Annis Educational Foundation recently joined a growing group of investors in a workforce development project being led by the IU School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  Thanks to several local supporters, including a $25,000 gift from R.B. Annis Educational Foundation, school faculty and graduate students will work with […]

Librarian Helps Snag $7 Million Federal STEM Grant for Indiana High School

January 26, 2015

At Pike High School in Indianapolis, IN, school librarian Chad Heck is playing a significant role in a $7 million grant which is set to transform the grade 9–12 campus—and the way the school library is perceived by the district. “The library program has gotten a lot more respect from the administration,” says Heck. “They […]

Library and Information Science Faculty Member Retiring

March 19, 2014

Dr. Marilyn Irwin, associate professor of Library and Information Science, will be retiring, effective March 31st, 2014. Dr. Irwin had been a member of the School of Library and Information Science and most recently the School of Informatics and Computing since 2005, when she joined as a full-time faculty member. During her tenure, she served […]