The Quality of Life lecture series is a FREE opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the public to learn valuable skills and professional development on LSU's campus.
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the LSU School of Binary & Information Science Recording Laboratory.
Barbara and Dale Biggs created the Robert D. & Barbara R. Biggs Graduate Student Award in 2011 for a deserving graduate student in the School of Library & Information Science with first consideration given to females 30 years of age or older.
This past summer two SLIS students were selected for highly competitive internships. Amanda Munson (MLIS, 2017) interned in the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum (GEM) in Rochester, NY. Based at the Eastman Kodak Company founder's home, the GEM contains millions of artifacts and records. According to its website, the GEM "is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives." Munson mainly worked with the Stills, Posters and Paper Collections division, processing the papers of Thomas Armat (one of the inventors of the film projector) and Kodak researcher named Glenn E. Matthews. Additionally, she applied the skills she learned in SLIS courses to help teach GEM staff how to use ArchivesSpace. According to Munson, "my experience at the George Eastman Museum helped me better understand cataloging systems and the effects of vinegar syndrome on photographic negatives."
The School of Library & Information Science is excited to launch its new social media campaign "SLIS in the Wild" to learn about how faculty, current students and alumni are using their degree from LSU! To participate just take a selfie showing how you use your degree, and show off your professional environment.
Gen Ed Course: LIS 2000 Beginning in the fall of 2017 the School of Library and Information Science will offer its first Social Sciences General Education course, LIS 2000. This course will educate students about the development of the information society and how information interacts with modern society. Students will examine issues such as information access, power, censorship, intellectual property, privacy, democracy, and social networks highlighting their interconnectedness. The course structure, assignments, and texts are designed to expand students' understanding of the role of information within a global society, how society's engagement with information changed during the past century, and its current challenges. The course is offered 100% asynchronous online allowing students to engage with course material according to their individual schedules. Additionally, enrollment in LIS 2000 requires no primary textbook or prerequisite courses and fulfills the Course Criteria and Learning Competency for General Education courses in the Social Sciences.