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student published in Public Services Quarterly, appointed to PaLA board

Bryan McGeary, current Library & Information Science graduate student at the School of Information Sciences (SIS) and University Library System (ULS) staff member, recently had his article, “Accessibility, Collaboration, and Staffing: Revamping the Model for Academic Library Video Collections” published in Public Services Quarterly. The article, which can be accessed here, discusses increased accessibility of audiovisual materials in academic library collections and the necessity of a media librarian to help traverse the changing landscape that includes increased streaming services. Read more >

Congratulations winter 2015 SIS graduates!

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) celebrates our 2015 winter graduates! Family, friends, and supporters joined graduates on Friday, December 11 at the William Pitt Union for the Winter Recognition Ceremony led by Dean Ronald L. Larsen. Read
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Study abroad options expanded for SIS students

Thanks to expanded partnerships, students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) have exciting options to pursue their studies overseas in places such as Sunkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea; the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France; and the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England among others. Students can take classes in information sciences or fulfill elective requirements while exploring the world. Read more >

You’re invited to SIS’ Social Hour, January 8

All SIS alumni are invited to join faculty, staff, and students for light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at the monthly social hour on Friday, January 8 from 5-7 pm at the School of Information Sciences on the 3rd Floor. This is a great opportunity to network, talk about conferences and research ideas, and play a few games together. For more information, visit SIS’ events page.

Visit SIS at ALA Midwinter in Boston, January 10

The School of Information Sciences will be attending the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston and will be cohosting a reception with the Pitt Alumni Association. Please visit us on January 10 from 6-8 pm at the Seaport Hotel in the Flagship Ballroom A.  Meet faculty members and students and catch up with alumni of the Library &Information Science program and others living in the Boston vicinity. RSVP at https://ischoolatpitt.wufoo.com/forms/2016-ala-midwinter-meeting-reception-rsvp/. We hope you'll stop by!

Call for Sponsorships: iFest 2016: February 1-5

iFest is a week-long series of events designed to engage students, faculty, employers, and the Pittsburgh community. The week will include design and the SIS competitions, a networking luncheon for students and industry partners, the annual SIS Career & Internship Expo, and professional development training with alumni. iFest will culminate on Friday, February 5 with the all-day TEC Conference, which will showcase exciting speakers from across the country. TEC presentations will focus on broad and interdisciplinary areas of technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity. For sponsorship information, please contact Amy.Herlich@pitt.edu or visit http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/events/ifest/sponsorships.php.

Call for Volunteers: Professional Development Days, February 1 and 2

During iFest 2016, there will be two professional development days. They will be held on Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2, from 5-7 pm (both days), on the third floor of the SIS building. SIS invites alumni to volunteer at these walk-in sessions to help students practice their interview skills and review their resumes and cover letters. Please let us know if you are able to volunteer by filling out this form: https://ischoolatpitt.wufoo.com/forms/professional-development-days/. Thank you for your time!

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