Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gillet and Willett speak at Boston American Chemical Society meeting

Professors Val Gillet and Peter Willett were two of the invited speakers at a
symposium to honour the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Journal of
Chemical Information and Modeling. This is the world's leading journal in
chemoinformatics, and Sheffield was the only institution to be represented
twice amongst the speakers at this symposium, which was held on the 23rd August
as part of the Boston national meeting of the American Chemical Society

John Campbell Trust Dissertation Bursary

Vanessa Fuidge, an MA Librarianship student, has been awarded a John 
Campbell Trust Dissertation Bursary (for details see
http://www.cilip.org.uk/interests/jct/dissertation_bursary.html) to
defray the costs of her dissertation on "The Role of the Music
Specialist Librarian"

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Name change: We are now the Information School!

As of this month the Department of Information Studies has officially changed its name to the Information School. This new name captures more concisely the range of activities in the department.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Our papers at the World Library and Information Conference

A number of Departmental members are speaking at the WLIC (IFLA conference) next week in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Firstly, in the main conference:

"We are here because you were there": minority ethnic genre fiction in UK public libraries
BRIONY BIRDI (Information School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Developing inclusive models of reference and instruction to create information literate communities
SHEILA CORRALL (Information School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom)

The secret diary of Adrian Librarian MOLE. The value of using e-journals to reflect on learning and professional development in the area of management skills development for LIS students
BARBARA SEN (Information School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Sustaining learning for LIS through use of a virtual world
SHEILA WEBBER (Information School: the iSchool, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) and DIANE NAHL (Library and Information Science Program, Information and Computer Sciences Department, University of Hawai'i, USA)

Secondly, we are participating in a number of satellite events.
Sheila Webber is convenor of the conference 8-9 August in Gothenburg "Information Literacy: Context, Community, Culture" and one of our PhD students, Shahd Salha is presenting a paper Variations and changes in Syrian school librarians’ conceptions of information literacy.
At the satellite conference in Boras, Sweden (Cooperation and Collaboration in Teaching and Research: Trends in Library and Information Studies Education),
Sheila Corrall is presenting on Enhancing curricula and the student learning experience through internationalization: A case study of trans-national partnership and another of our PhD students, Eva Hornung, presents a poster Education for one-person librarians – what can associations and library schools do to support them?