News and Activities
The Department of Information Science is pleased to announce that 13 IS alumni were admitted to the Texas Library Association TALL Texans Class of 2017. This represents a little over half the class for 2017. These individuals are among the 24 librarians selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders. The TALL (Texas Accelerated Library Leaders) Texans Leadership Development Institute provides advanced leadership and management education in service to Texas libraries and communities.
The Department of Information Science wishes to congratulate alums Melissa Dease and Sarah Bean Thompson for being recognized as 2017 Movers and Shakers by the Library Journal. Now in its 16th year, the Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers award recognizes individuals who have done transformative work in libraries of all types and sizes across the field. This year, 52 individuals were recognized, and will join the ranks of the more than 750 honorees recognized since 2002.
In commemoration of the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s 1917 entry into WWI, the UNT Libraries has mounted an exhibit, The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection.
Mark McKnight, head of the UNT Music Library, has been named president of the Music Library Association. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity for the next two years to serve as president of the Music Library Association, an organization I have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said McKnight.
The first class of the Northern California Cohort Program celebrated the completion of their University of North Texas Department of Information Science Master's Degree program on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Graduation Celebration was held at the Main Library of the San Francisco Public Library in the Koret Auditorium. The “Celebration Speaker” was Luis Herrera, San Francisco Public Library’s (SFPL) City Librarian since 2005.