The School of Library and Information Studies exists to educate professionals to bring together information in all its cultural forms and the people who need or want it, thereby contributing to individual and collective knowledge, productivity, and well-being.
Its vision is firmly rooted in its long-standing tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and service, and clearly fixed on the future of the University of which it is a part and of the information professions it serves.
We rank in the nation’s top ten in the education of children’s and youth services librarians, school library media specialists, and archivists.
Two community projects involving professional schools from the College of Letters & Science will receive Community-University Partnership Awards on June 12. The projects are: The Jail Library Project, a partnership between the Dane County Library Service, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the School of Library and Information Studies. Southwest Madison Community Organizers, a partnership between [...]
Seven projects in the College of Letters & Science have received funding to advance the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s commitment to Education Innovation. Educational Innovation is a campus-wide initiative to create innovative approaches to education and research and set the university on the path to greater self-sufficiency. All of the EI projects were chosen based on [...]
Two graduates of the College of Letters & Science were named Librarians of the Year by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries earlier this month. Susan Barribeau (BA’77, English; MA’91, Library and Information Studies), English language humanities librarian at Memorial Library, received the Librarian of the Year award given to a librarian who has worked more [...]
Bridget Zinn (BA’99, Theatre and Drama, MA’05, Library and Information Studies) always wanted to be a published novelist. Her dream is finally coming true — nearly two years after the University of Wisconsin-Madison alum died of colon cancer. “This is something really good coming out of something really bad,” says her husband and fellow UW-Madison grad [...]
John Boll, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died on March 17. He was 91. Boll taught in UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies from 1956 until his retirement in 1992. Boll taught generations of SLIS students, some of whom claim they “majored in John Boll” because they [...]
Several graduate programs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” “We’re proud of all of our graduate programs and particularly pleased that once again many have been rated so highly,” says Provost Paul [...]
Students in Ashley Hinck’s Introduction to Digital Communications course came in with a tendency to take the digital world for granted. YouTube is for silly videos. Google provides easy answers. Facebook is for friends. But it wasn’t long before they were making some eye-opening discoveries. Hinck distinctly remembers a class discussion about the Google “filter [...]
Jonathan Senchyne won’t need to adjust to Madison winters. After all, he grew up in Buffalo, New York, a city known for its gargantuan snowfalls. Senchyne did all of his schooling in his native state: He attended the State University of New York at Geneseo for his undergraduate studies, earned his master’s degree in English [...]
The College of Letters & Science has more than 800 faculty, a group that includes brilliant researchers, noteworthy authors, and inspiring teachers. This year, the College welcomes more than 50 new faculty members. From Classics to Chemistry and from English to Economics, departments across L&S recruited emerging experts who bring impressive breadth and depth of [...]
Most people think of archivists sitting in basements or backrooms, poring over dusty old documents. But while the job of an archivist is like a cross between museum curator and librarian, it can also take on a more modern, current feel, says Nathan Sowry, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student in the School of Library [...]
The Dictionary of American Regional English, a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will hold a mini-conference to celebrate the publication of its fifth volume. Guest speakers will include Simon Winchester, author of “The Professor and the Madman,” “The Meaning of Everything,” “Krakatoa” and “The Man Who Loved China,” among many other books; Michael Adams, [...]
Each year, the College of Letters & Science recognizes outstanding faculty and staff in the college with various awards. We are proud to announce the 2012 recipients, listed below. Academic Advising Awards: L&S Academic Advising Award: Anna Tumarkin, Undergraduate Advisor in Slavic Languages L&S Faculty Advising Award: Professor Patricia Rosenmeyer, Undergrad and Graduate Advisor in [...]
Three students in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) have combined organizational savvy and community outreach to create a resource for connecting artists, libraries, and the people who love them.
Congratulations to Erin Meyer (MA’02, Library and Information Studies) and Alison Circle (MA’78, Library and Information Studies) who were named “2011 Movers and Shakers” by Library Journal.com. Meyer and Circle were two of 50 innovators, community builders and leaders named Movers and Shakers.
Miles from Bascom Hill, UW–Madison senior Lauren Chenevert’s Monday afternoon class takes place on a rug shared with 14 antsy third-graders. Her textbook: “Never Smile at a Monkey” by Steve Jenkins.
Professors Catherine Arnott Smith and Kristin R. Eschenfelder (School of Library and Information Studies) have been awarded a grant for their proposal “Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Providers” by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security (CFS). The award is part of the 2010-2011 UW-Madison CFS Financial Literacy Research Consortium Cooperative Agreement with the [...]
Twelve L&S instructors recently received DoIT Engage Awards to explore Digital Media Assignments (DMA) in their classes. These instructors will work closely with consulting staff and campus librarians to plan innovative multimedia assignments, from short documentaries and digital stories, to scientific tutorials and digital research proposals. L&S Learning Support Services (LSS) has been working with [...]
This year, 10 alumni of the College of Letters & Science were named Forward Under 40 honorees. Of the twelve honorees this year, ten graduated with liberal arts degrees.
Christine Pawley, director of the School of Library and Information Studies, recently authored…
It’s getting greener in Helen C. White Hall and you’re invited to celebrate with us during Earth Week!
A double degree in music and library and information studies has been formalized between the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) and the School of Music.
Graduate students Yi Hong Sim and Veronica Alzalde recently co-founded an international organization for students interested in music librarianship, the Music Library Student Group(MLSG).
The conference Cartonera Publishers: Recycling Latin American Bookscapes took place on October 8th and 9th, 2009 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival and was a great success.
Sarah T. Roberts (BA’ 97, MA’07), recent graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, has completed a fellowship internship at the Washington, D.C. offices of the American Library Association…