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School creates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group

Two years ago, the DEIWG embarked on a mission to create a more inclusive environment for SoIC students. In fall 2018, the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) organized the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group (DEIWG), led by Department of Library and Information Science chair, Andrea Copeland, at the request of Senior Executive Associate […]

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Fulbright scholar William Helling takes Library and Information Science international

School of Informatics and Computing faculty William “Bill” Helling is a true polyglot, speaking some level of four languages in addition to his native English, and is also fully conversant in using technology to create and develop international community in Library and Information Science (LIS). In January 2020, the second-time Fulbright scholar will be heading […]

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MLIS program receives ALA accreditation reaffirmation

The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI’s Department of Library and Information Science has worked hard to maintain accreditation by the American Library Association (ALA) for its Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program.  This year the ALA continued its accreditation of the program (ALA-MLA), the entry degree for a professional librarian. […]

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Privacy expert Kyle Jones says student data collection can lead to ethics concerns

Kyle Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, is in high demand these days, conducting research on learning analytics and sharing his expertise on the ethics of data privacy across the country. Recently, he received two new grants from the Institute […]

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Applied Data and Information Science B.S. degree approved and open for enrollment

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI now is offering an undergraduate degree in Applied Data and Information Science (ADIS). The new bachelor’s degree was approved at the May 6 meeting of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students may pursue two specializations within the ADIS major. The Applied Data Science specialization […]

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Faculty work featured in new digital humanities research methods book

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI faculty Andrea Copeland, Albert William, Zebulun M. Wood, and Ayoung Yoon recently detailed their local heritage, community-based project, Virtual Bethel, in a new book titled Research Methods for the Digital Humanities. The four researchers authored the chapter, Virtual Bethel: Preservation of Indianapolis’s Oldest Black Church, in the book edited […]

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First Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship recipient seeks MLIS

In 2018, the Department of Library and Information Science at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI established and sought funding for the Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship, honoring IU alumna Wilma L. Moore of Indianapolis. Olivia MacIsaac is the first recipient of the scholarship, and is enrolled in the Master of […]

Lindsey Walters, media specialist at Mary Beck Elementary School in Elkhart

Library and Information Science grads win grants to do great things

Lindsey Walters will graduate this month from the IU School of Informatics and Computing with her Master of Library Science degree, but she has already made a big impact at the Elkhart school where she works as a media specialist. Walters found out in October that she had been awarded a $20K grant by the […]

John Hochstetler, MLS, Indiana's Hamilton Southeast District Teacher of the Year, with Sand Creek Intermediate students in school media center

LIS alumnus empowers organizations, teachers, and students with technology

Librarian, media specialist, teacher librarian. The title, along with the role, has evolved from the days when ordering books, checking them in and out, and teaching students the Dewey Decimal System was their main function. The job of today’s teacher librarian is multifaceted, explains John Hochstetler, M.L.S., a Library and Information Science (LIS) alumnus and […]

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LIS professor receives IMLS grant to research learning analytics and privacy

Kyle M. L. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, has received a $514,000 three-year grant (#LG-96-18-0044018) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The project, “Getting to know their data doubles: An inquiry into student perceptions of […]

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Library and Information Science alumna receives “Up and Comers” Award

Heather Howard, a graduate of the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, was recently awarded the Up and Comers Award by ATG Media, a subsidiary of Against the Grain, LLC. Howard, who received her Master of Library Science (MLS) degree in 2014, was recognized as a newcomer to the library profession for her […]

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Professors receive IMLS grant to assess library capacity

Ayoung Yoon, assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, and Devan Donaldson, assistant professor in the Department of Information and Library Science in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, were recently awarded a one-year planning grant from […]

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Murillo to help develop major in applied data and information science

Faculty at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI recently introduced a minor in Data Studies and are now developing a new undergraduate degree, Applied Data and Information Science, with the help of Visiting Professor Angela Murillo. The Library and Information Science (LIS) and Human-Centered Computing departments are collaborating with Murillo, who developed […]

Library and Information Science professors receive $355,816 IMLS grant

Ayoung Yoon, assistant professor, and Andrea Copeland, associate professor and chair, Department of Library and Information Science at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, have been awarded a three-year research grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to study data reuse in communities.

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Alumna Jennifer Johnson is a 2017 Mover and Shaker

Library and Information Science and Media Arts and Science alumni, Jennifer Johnson, Morgan Johnson, and Maveric Watts, worked to preserve the iconic Madame Walker Theatre, a National Historic Landmark in Indianapolis, by creating 3D digital models. Jennifer Johnson is currently the digital scholarship outreach librarian at the University Library at IUPUI.

Library and Information Science alumnus wins Oberly Award

IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI alumnus Michael Witt was recently named an Association of College and Research Libraries Science and Technology Section Oberly Award recipient for 2017. Witt, who earned his master’s in Library Science in 2006, is an associate professor of library science at Purdue University and director of the Purdue […]

Copeland is co-editor for ‘Participatory Heritage’

How can heritage institutions work with their communities to build broader, more inclusive, and culturally relevant collections? Professor Andrea Copeland is co-editor for Participatory Heritage, a new volume of selected international case studies that addresses the question. Copeland, associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Indiana University School of Informatics and […]

School becomes member of iSchools Consortium

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

MLS alumna Nichelle Hayes leads a discussion at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Alumna to lead new center at Indianapolis Central Library

Nichelle M. Hayes, MLS, 2011, leads the Center for Black Literature and Culture at the Indianapolis Public Library’s (IndyPL) Central Library in Indianapolis. As program specialist she has combined an initial collection of 10,000 volumes with interactive programming—creating a place to study and explore the contributions of Black authors.

Professor’s NEH grant to strengthen rural Utah cultural experience

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”

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

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 IUPUI. “Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography” identifies novels published between 1968 and 2013 that have autism content […]

2015 Spring Capstone Event Features People’s Choice Awards

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 […]