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IS alumni are recipients of the Library Journal's 2017 Movers and Shakers Award
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.
IS Alumnus Donald Thomas' poetry collection on exhibit at the UNT Libraries
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.
The collection contains over 900 volumes focusing on war poetry, specifically English and American poetry related to World War I. Although, the collection includes many well-known poets, the strength of the collection is in works produced by lesser-known poets, which were less frequently collected by libraries and difficult, if not impossible, to find today. It features first editions of works by the “Soldier Poets” such as Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves, as well as examples of patriotic poetry, poetry by women in the war effort and poetic responses from home. The collection was featured in a recent Spring issue of Fine Books Magazine.
UNT music library head and IS Alumni receive board-appointed positions to the Music Library Association
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 Music Library Association, founded in 1931 is the professional association for music libraries in the U.S. It's international membership comprises librarians, musicians, scholars and, educators and members of the book and music trades.