[Asis-l] Kent State SLIS News, articles, updates

Cunningham, Flo fcunning at kent.edu
Thu Dec 3 08:55:24 EST 2015

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Welcome to the 2015 SLIS Annual Report<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=OuZx40QCHrxXySJ2KnflNg>

So much exciting news has recently been pouring out of Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=6GGqaAnVKgBwO7JoukZTow> that we decided it was time to tell you about it.

No doubt you already know at least a little bit about the school. But we think you'll learn a few things in the Annual Report:<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=SPS32u_BU2w4EGwboePKBA>

  *   About the significant research our faculty are doing - making a global impact and "transforming the global information environment," as our mission states;
  *   How our students are engaged in hands-on learning opportunities that complement the coursework in our completely online degree programs (Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management);
  *   How our alumni succeed in applying what they learned in SLIS to make their own marks on the profession;
  *   And about some of the important programs launched by our top-10 ranked youth services area.

What you'll discover, too, is that Kent State SLIS offers the perfect blend of 21st-century library practice and information technology, with programs in innovative fields such as user experience design, health informatics and museum studies.

Below you'll find a sampling of the stories in the report. Visit the Annual Report online<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=-1TYYq0Uko7ISwSdeeWuUg> for these and articles, and also drop by the main SLIS website<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=jS8XPj1RaJQNe-6y5VK69A> for ongoing news and updates.

We hope you enjoy this report. We look forward to hearing from you.

Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., Dean, College of Communication & Information
areyno24 at kent.edu<mailto:areyno24 at kent.edu>, 330-672-2950

Jeff Fruit, Interim Director, School of Library & Information Science
jfruit at kent.edu<mailto:jfruit at kent.edu>, 330-672-2782

Bridging Cultures with Big Data<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=O-_wYW7KQQIDybQjZZzqcg>
[Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D.]Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., Earns Renown for International Efforts

Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., a professor of library and information science at Kent State, played a leading role in the reconstruction of the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County Library and Archive in Sichuan province, China, when the Great Sichuan Earthquake destroyed it in 2008.

Zeng's involvement in this and similar efforts reflects a career dedicated to library and information science. One of her primary research goals involves making "big data" smarter. Big data refers to large, complex collections of data that are becoming more common as digital information grows at a fast pace. These batches of data are often unorganized and difficult to search or analyze.

Read more<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=AsBescu2HQ86efq6YLWpEQ>.

Museum Studies Students Inspired by NEA's "Big Read"<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=ib_SRdpyFSf7CmK59TeXcQ>
MuseLab Exhibit Celebrates Frost, Hemingway and Rand

[MuseLab Exhibit NonFiction: Literary Legends]The MuseLab in Kent State's School of Library and Information Science opened its newest exhibit in April 2015, "(Non)Fiction: Literary Legends Unbound," which focuses on the lives and personalities of three 20th-century literary legends - Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway and Ayn Rand. SLIS master's degree students in a museum studies seminar developed the exhibit over the course of the spring semester. They drew inspiration from the novel Old School by Tobias Wolff, the featured book in the 2015 National Endowment for the Arts' "Big Read" project.

Read more<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=maGzfwJlx2bGWPANwsTLsQ>.


Health Sciences a Perfect Fit for Dual Degree Alumnus<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=tE3XMxoOj2vCOG1G_xfsLA>
[Don Jason III]Don Jason III Is Clinical Informationist at UC Health Sciences Library

School of Library and Information Science alumnus Don Jason III of Cincinnati, Ohio, has recently become a clinical informationist at the University of Cincinnati, where he is now involved in several key initiatives for the Health Sciences Library (HSL). Jason received a Master of Library and Information Science and a Master of Science in Information Architecture Knowledge Management with an emphasis in health informatics from Kent State University in May 2013. He went on to a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship program in Washington, D.C., which concluded in August 2014.

Jason was named IAKM Alumnus of the Year for 2015 and was honored at an event in Kent, Ohio, in April 2015.

Read more.<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=L3tdjkhNTQLdy_-6T0IL5w>


Inaugural Marantz Picturebook Symposium Set for July 2016<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=FgmKdV7JDhPk1im1xNFAGQ>
[Sylvia and Kenneth Marantz]The Picturebook as an Art Object: Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Kenneth A. Marantz

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University will host the Inaugural Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium on July 24-26, 2016, at Kent State University, with Will Hillenbrand, Janet Evans and Philip Nel as the keynote speakers.

According to the late Kenneth Marantz, Ph.D., Ohio State University art education professor, picturebooks are "such rich repositories of visual art, so readily available compared with the resources housed in galleries and museums, that I believe we must take the fullest advantage of them."

Dr. Marantz and his wife, Sylvia Marantz, have graciously funded a biannual scholarly picturebook research symposium to be organized and hosted by Kent State SLIS. This Inaugural Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium honors the late Ken Marantz's lifelong dedication to the art of the picturebook.

Read more.<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=uSEV-BNrC7Z5nY7R0THc8Q>


Read the full SLIS Annual Report, including special online exclusive features.<http://ksu.convio.net/site/R?i=P5PueTTXvcjJc2qbQphDoQ>

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