• Year after year, the MLIS curriculum is ranked among the top 5 program strengths, and this spring, students have even more courses to choose from with the addition of several new courses on political advocacy, RDA, social analytics, and other topics.
  • iSchool professors, graduate students and alumni are creating the first International Directory of National Archives to serve as a single source of information about 196 national archives around the world.
  • Striving to bridge the gap between research and practice, Dr. Lili Luo is conducting an in-depth investigation of how librarians employ the best available evidence to solve practical problems in the field.
  • Dr. Mary Ann Harlan discussed the positive characteristics of librarians functioning as educators during her keynote presentation at the California School Library Association Southern Region’s Workshop.
  • A new Reviews section debuts in Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Student Research Journal, which also features an invited essay on new areas of specialization in librarianship and two student authored literature reviews.
  • iSchool alumna Carole Prietto, '13 MLIS, was recently hired as the archivist for the Georgetown University Law Center, where she is responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the institutional history of the law center.
  • Creativity and passion abound in Pinterest boards created by the five winners of the Director's Scholarship for Excellence for new students who are beginning the iSchool's MLIS program in spring 2017.
  • The Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference kicks off March 29 with a look at the evolving information profession and how libraries can continue to thrive in our future society. Two more topical mini-conferences will follow in June and October.
  • A new book of compiled essays on school librarianship written by renowned scholars in the field and edited by iSchool instructor Dr. Sue Alman is dedicated to former iSchool director Dr. E. Blanche Woolls.
  • iSchool alumnae Heather Gruenthal and Amelia Lafleur have been elected to the California School Library Association 2017 board. Both graduates will advocate for increased networking opportunities and jobs for teacher librarians.