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On Friday, May 4, 2018, a recognition ceremony was held for the LEAP (Library Education for the U.S.

Congratulations to IS alumnus Ahmet Tmava whose dissertation has been featured as one of eight "Notable Dissertations for 2018" by American Libraries Magazine—the magazine of the American

Congratulations to Cecilia Barham who was elected president-elect, and Christina Gola who was elected Representative-at-Large of the Texas Library Association Executive Board!

Four graduates from the 2013 UNT LEAP, Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific, cohort were awarded the Triton Team Award from the University of Guam.

Congratulations to IS Lecturer, Dr. Michele Villagran who has been honored with a 2017 Special Library Association Presidential Citation for her service on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

April 4, 2018—The first Alumni Summit was hosted by Kinshuk, dean of the College of Information, and Yunfei Du, interim chair of the Department of Information Science at the UNT Dallas College of Law. For more than two hours Dr.

Regents Professor, Dr. Ana Cleveland is the recipient of the 2018 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest honor that the Medical Library Association confers.  

The Department of Information Science booth buzzed each day with nonstop activity as alumni and prospective students visited the booth at the Texas Library Association Conference held April 3 – 6, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

The Medical Library Association has chosen Jodi Philbrick, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Department of Information Science, as one of five faculty to help lead the Medical Research Training Institute, RTI, for Health Sciences Librarians.&n

Congratulations to Nideria Brown, a current IS Master’s student, on receiving a Mid Atlantic Library Alliance graduate scholarship.

Two years ago, more than 35 students gathered at the Manchester City Library for the first onsite Institute, as part of the first UNT Vermont, New Hamps

Ana Mendoza

In Dr. Bobbie Bushman's INFO 5320 Public Libraries course, students are assigned to write a grant for a public library. Ana Mendoza chose to submit the Vernon Library Supplies Grant for the Literacy Lubbock program at the Mahon public library, where Ana volunteers.

kYmberly Keeton is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Library Science (& awarded a Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management) and holds a B.A.

UNT was well represented at the Nevada Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference, October 16-18, 2017 in Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada.
 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the recipients of six competitive library grants totaling $243,944 for the Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States.

Linda Green has been selected as one of only 25 persons nationwide to attend Heritage Emergency and Response (HEART) Training through the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.  Linda Green will travel to Washington, DC, for a week of hands-on training at the Smithsonian Institution in

Deidre (Dede) Rios serves as the Director of Optometric & Clinical Library Services at the University of the Incarnate Word-Rosenberg School of Optometry.

The  ​​San​ ​Jose​ ​State University​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Information has joined the Gwinnett​ ​County​ ​(Georgia) Public​ ​Library​​ ​to ​co-sponsor​ ​​the​ ​​Innovative​ ​Librarians​ ​Award that recognizes​ ​library science​ ​gradua

The Graduation Celebration for the Nevada/Utah/SWIM Cohort was held on Friday night, September 1, 2017 at the Utah Valley University – Fulton Library in the Auditorium – Room 120 A at 6:00 p.m. Nine students celebrated their accomplishments, surrounded by supportive friends and family.

The Los Angeles Cohort Recognition Ceremony was held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

The IS Department is pleased to welcome new faculty member of the School Library Program, John Marino. John completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

The Texas Library Association has named IS student LaMoya Burks as Member of the Month for August 2017.

University of North Texas history will be made at the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, in Austin, Texas. The Mary Guittard Voegtle Law Librarian and Legal Informatics Endowed Scholarship 

The 2017 American Library Association Conference held in Chicago on June 21-27, 2017 was a memorable one for UNT College of Information - Department of Information Science Master's student LaMoya Burks.

Two students in the Masters program in the ELMS/Arkansas-Tennessee Cohort and Northern California Cohort are recipients of the ALA Spectrum Scholarship. Congratulations to Nathalie Garcia-Gomez (ProQuest Scholar);ELMS Cohort and Chantel L. Walker, Northern California Cohort.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Information Science, along with the Texas library community, mourn the passing of Professor Margaret Irby Nichols, who died on Tuesday evening, June 6 with her beloved daughter Nina, and grandson Spencer by her side.

The Department of Information Science is pleased to announce that Susan O’Connell, a student in the VT-NH-ME cohort, is the 2017 recipient of the David H. Clift Scholarship.

This year’s annual meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be a special and memorable one for IS Lecturer, Dr. Jodi Philbrick, who will be receiving the President’s Award for her valuable work with the Association.

The Department of Information Science welcomes Bobbie Bushman, who joined the Information Science faculty as a Lecturer in January 2017. Bobbie previously taught at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

Greater Los Angeles student, Tommy Beane, has received a $1,500 scholarship from the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL). SCALL is a local chapter of the American A

The Department of Information Science wishes to congratulate three alumni who will receive awards and recognition for their excellent work and involvement with the Medical Library Association (MLA). Adela V.

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.

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.

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 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 Francis

Mi Young Chong, a student in the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD program in the Department of Information Science, presented her work at DISC2016: Beyond Data, Innovation, Social Network, and Convergence International Conference in Daegu city, Korea.

The UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences is pleased to announce that kYmberly Keeton (MS 2014) has been selected as one of the 2016 participants of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 

Several faculty members, students and Alumni from the Department of Library and Information Sciences, College of Information at UNT participated and presented papers at the International Conference on Knowledge Management (I

Arkansas residents will graduate with master’s degrees in information science from the Department of Library and Information Sciences (LIS) of the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information.

The UNT Department of Library & Information Sciences would like to congratulate Alumnus Doug Campbell (MSLS, 2004) who was one of ten librarians who received the American Library Association’s I Love My Librarian award.

The College of Information (COI) is pleased to announce Dr. Michael J. Robertson, MS ’04, PhD ’09, has been promoted to Dean of eLearning at North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Corinth, Texas.

The Department of Library & Information Sciences wishes to congratulate Tammy Westergard on her recent Library Journal 'Movers & Shakers 2016 - Change Agents' award! Fifteen years old and now over 750 leaders strong, Library Journal’s Movers & Sha

Students in the Master's program who are planning to graduate in the Spring 2017 semester or later, will now have two options to complete the program:

Virginia Rey is the 2016 UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences Outstanding Alumna. Ms. Rey will be the keynote speaker at the College of Information Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony to be held May 13, 2016 at the UNT Murchison Performing Center.

UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences is pleased to announce that members of the faculty will be making presentations during the 2016 Texas Library Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, April 19-22.

The Department of Library & Information Sciences wishes to extend congratulations to all the students who were award recipients at UNT Honors Day!

The Department of Library and Information Sciences, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, is offering its ALA-accredited Master's of Science in Library Science (LS) or Information Science (IS) program to a cohort of students in New Mexi

An Oral History of Law Librarianship: Mariann Sears

Mariann Sears is currently the Law Library Director at Harris County Law Library in Houston, TX

The Department of Information Science congratulates Hannah Rutledge whose dissertation was featured in American Libraries Magazine.

Dr. June Abbas, 2001 Ph.D. graduate has been selected as the 2016 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology recipient.

Six students pursuing their Master's degree have been awarded the 2016-2017 Spectrum Scholarship by the American Library Association.

"As the President of the Black Caucus, Kelvin Watson, Chief Operating Officer of the Queens Public Library, was introducing the Demco Award, he said the winner does not know that they will receive this award," said Dr.

Nancy Jo Lambert is the Texas Library Association's Member of the Month for July 2016!  Nancy Jo graduated in 2010 from UNT in May 2010 with a Master's in Library Science.

The College of Information is pleased to announce that it has named Kinshuk as its new dean. Kinshuk, who is formerly the associate dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada, will begin his new role with the college on August 15, 2016.  

The College of Information Department of Science has established an endowed professorship fund called The Reinburg Professorship in Data Sciences.

Associate Professor Dr.

Katy Massingill Manck (MLS, '79; SLMSC '05) was elected as President of the International Association of School Librarianship during its August 2016 conference in Tokyo.

DENTON, Texas (UNT) –  As of Oct. 1, the Department of Library and Information Sciences will be known as the Department of Information Science.

Dr. Kinshuk - COI Dean met with Nevada Cohort alumni on Monday October 17th and exchanged ideas with the group about UNT programs and the future of the profession.

IS alumnus, Roosevelt Weeks is among the 10 winners of the prestigious American Library Association I Love My Librarian 2016 Award.

The Department of Information Science (IS) was well represented at both the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the Association for Information S

The Department of Information Science is exhibiting and taking part in the annual California Library Association Conference. Dr.

Mi Young Chong, a student in the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD program in the Department of Information Science, presented her work at DISC2016: Beyond Data, Innovation, Social Network, and Convergence International Conference in Daegu city, Korea.