Calendar of Events

October 2

SLIS Proseminar - Iulian Vamanu, Assistant Professor, SLIS - Research Overview

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

My work so far has revolved around three issues: discursive constructions of indigenous knowledge; theoretical and methodological aspects of LIS research; and the critique of prejudiced representations of marginalized groups in the media. I will present some of the main ideas I developed in regard to each of these three issues and three directions in which my research has evolved recently: non-standard forms of knowledge (such as those associated with creative writing and formative reading); Practice Theory as a framework for information science research and the best methods to capture dimensions of practices (narrative inquiry, discourse research, and the Grounded Theory Method); and indigenous curatorship as an information profession in the arena of Native American cultural heritage. Finally, I will discuss roles and responsibilities of indigenous museum curatorship – a practice centered on indigenous knowledge production and circulation.  


Link to Professor Vamanu's SLIS faculty profile or his LinkedIn profile.

October 4

3rd Annual IDEAL Assignment Design Institute for Faculty and Graduate TAs

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

1140 Main Library Learning Commons
University of Iowa

Initiative for Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) is hosting the 3rd Annual Assignment Design Institute!

They keynote address will be presented by Jon McKenzie, Professor of English and Director of DesignLab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison: "DesignLab, Smart Media and Intimate Bureaurcracies." 

Attendees will leave with practical ideas for designing assignments that foster innovation, engage students with the world beyond the classroom, and produce digital products. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

2014 Assignment Design Institute Agenda
9:15 Breakfast (provided)
9:30 Welcome and IntroductionJo
10:00 Keynote: Jon McKenzie – "DesignLab, Smart Media and Intimate Bureaucracies"
11:00 Describing learning objectives
12:00 Student projects through IDEAL 12:30 Lunch (provided) How are assignments changing in the 21st Century? How should they change?
1:15 Breakout sessions - Plan assignments and collaborations for your class
2:15 Guided reflection

This institute is FREE and open to faculty and graduate teaching assitants from all disciplines, however pre-registration is required: visit http://bit.ly/idealADI or email ideal@uiowa.edu.

Support for IDEAL's Assignment Design Institute was provided by the University of Iowa Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact IDEAL in advance via email at ideal@uiowa.edu.

October 7

LISSO Meeting - All Students Welcome!

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Often featuring guest speakers, who give us glimpses into real-world professions of interest in our fields, LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

 

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!

 

Link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

October 9

SLIS Proseminar - Karen Fischer, UI Collection Librarian Liaison, SLIS

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

Link to Karen Fischer's U of Iowa Library profile or to her website.

October 10

Workshop: "Statistical Methods for Studying Literature Using R" - Dr. Rydberg-Cox from U MO KC

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Of special interest to all graduate students in Classics / English / SLIS:

Dr. Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox from the University of Missouri - Kansas City will offer a workshop titled,"Statistical Methods for Studying Literature Using R" on the afternoon of Friday, October 10th, from 1-5:30.

What is R? It is a versatile software application used in the field of digital humanities to analyze and visualize literary data.

The creation of enormous and inclusive databases, the digitization of literary works, and the steady improvement of search engines enable scholars in the digital humanities to ask very big questions. Using computational analysis to retrieve key words, phrases, and linguistic patterns across thousands of texts in digital libraries, Researchers can draw conclusions based on quantifiable evidence regarding how literary trends are employed over time, across periods, within regions, or within demographic groups, As well as how cultural, historical, and societal linkages may bind individual authors, texts, and genres into an aggregate literary culture.” (Jockers, Macroanalysis)
This type of reading strategy is often referred to as “distant reading” (Franco Moretti’s term) or “Macroanalysis” (Matthew Jockers’s term), since its aim is to supplement close reading with analysis of the vast bodies of texts from which individual works arise.
The workshop will involve both instruction and hands-on experimentation. Rydberg-Cox will introduce students to the R environment, describe data structures in R, ways to format data about literary texts for statistical analysis, and provide practical examples of ways to use R to answer questions about literature.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss their research interests informally over two coffee breaks, and the final session will focus on questions and topics raised by the participants. 
How to get involved?: We ask that you (1) make sure that you are available to attend the full workshop as seating will be limited, and (2) provide a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the workshop. For instance, do you see it informing a class you are enrolled in or a project you are currently working on?  Note: we are just gauging interest, not technological proficiency. 
Absolutely, positively no prior knowledge of R is required to participate. You may bring a laptop (the software is free and we will guide you through the brief installation process); otherwise, PC’s will be available in the workshop room. The workshop will also provide a natural bridge to a graduate seminar on the Distant Reading/Macroanalysis of literature, to be offered for the first time in Spring 2015 by Paul Dilley.
Please send us an email expressing your interest to attend by Monday Sept. 29th. Include your brief paragraph (described above) in the body of your email. Contact: paul-dilley@uiowa.edu | stephen-voyce@uiowa.edu.
The workshop acknowledges generous support from the Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities, PHDW Cluster, Classics, English, School of Library & Information Science, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.
Scholarly Bio: Jeff Rydberg-Cox
Jeff Rydberg-Cox is Director of the Classical and Ancient Studies Program, Director of the Liberal Studies Program, Professor in the Department of English, and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of Digital Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Humanities, (Chandos Press, October 2005) and Lysias: Selected Speeches, along with more than 30 articles. 
October 16

SLIS Proseminar - Lindsay Mattock, Assistant Professor, SLIS

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

Link to Professor Mattock's SLIS faculty profile and her recent iSchool feature.

October 21

LISSO Meeting: Brittney Thomas of Learning Commons is Featured Speaker

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main

Brittney Thomas, the Main Library’s Learning Commons Coordinator, will discuss what she’s learned in her first year of managing the heavily-used new space, the challenges of project management and the benefits of collaborative leadership. In addition, she’ll provide a personal tour of the Learning Commons and TILE classrooms.

The U of I website describes the Learning Commons this way: "The Learning Commons in the Main Library is a tech-infused comfortable and flexible learning space and one-stop academic and information help center…with good coffee! The commons includes space for group collaboration and individual study with modern technology amenities and high-quality assistance with information and technology resources." It has definitely garnered its share of positive media attention and proven to be a popular gathering place for students, faculty and staff.  

 

LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

 

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!


Link:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

October 23

SLIS Proseminar - Karen Fischer, U Iowa Collection Librarian Liaison, SLIS

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

Link to Karen Fischer's U of Iowa Library profile or to her website.

October 30

SLIS Proseminar - Karen Fischer, U Iowa Collection Librarian Liaison, SLIS

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

Link to Karen Fischer's U of Iowa Library profile or to her website.

November 4

LISSO Meeting - All Students Welcome!

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Often featuring guest speakers, who give us glimpses into real-world professions of interest in our fields, LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!

Link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

November 18

LISSO Meeting: Two Speakers from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and Elizabeth Kiscaden, Head of Hardin Library Services, will be featured guest speakers. Janna will speak from the academic perspective and Liz will speak from her experience as a hospital librarian; both will discuss health science as a field, health science resources and the nature of special libraries like Hardin.

LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!


Link:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

December 2

LISSO Meeting - All Students Welcome!

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Often featuring guest speakers, who give us glimpses into real-world professions of interest in our fields, LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

 

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!


Link:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

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