News for Graduate School of Library and Information Studies program.

Jennifer Quiambao and Rachel H. Kahn are awarded LACUNY Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship

posted May 21, 2018, 8:53 PM by Yichun Wu   [ updated May 21, 2018, 8:59 PM ]

LACUNY Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship
Congratulating the 2018 recipients of the LACUNY Dália Leonardo Library School Scholarship, Jennifer Quiambao and Rachel H. Kahn! Both Jennifer and Rachel are students in the Queens College Graduate School for Library and Information Studies. Each recipient will receive a certificate, a 1-year sponsored membership to LACUNY and a $750 stipend.

Constantia Constantinou appointed vice provost and director of Penn Libraries

posted May 18, 2018, 9:39 AM by Yichun Wu

Constantia Constantinou
Congratulations to our GSLIS alumna, Constantia Constantinou, who recently appointed as the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries

Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez is awarded National Digital Stewardship Residency

posted May 17, 2018, 9:51 AM by Yichun Wu

Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez
GSLIS alum Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez has been awarded a National Digital Stewardship Residency to take place at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she will be working on a year-long project titled: "Digital Archiving Non-Traditional Art and Design Theses Work."

The NDSR program is a highly competitive national initiative. Cristina follows fellow GSLIS alum Charlotte Kostelic, who was awarded a NDSR in the UK in 2017. CONGRATULATIONS CRISTINA!

Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez
Host: Maryland Institute College of Art
Project: Digital Archiving Non-Traditional Art and Design Theses Work<>

Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez holds an MLS and Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College. Before moving to New York to pursue her MLS, Cristina received a B.A. in Geography from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras and spent two years teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has previously worked at New York University, Brooklyn Historical Society, Democracy Now!, and was a Barnard College Archives Fellow. She has also collaborated on equity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by Pratt Institute, and has contributed oral histories to the The Queens Memory Project while also being a member of the Archivists Round Table Outreach Committee where she provides support for the development of programming intended to raise awareness of local archival resources. Her social cultural background has informed her understanding of issues and challenges surrounding access to a diverse array of collections and non-traditional content and media. Having been born and raised in Puerto Rico with limited access to archival resources off the island has made Cristina an advocate for open, truly accessible, and authentic digital collections.?

GSLIS OER fellows at CUNY libraries

posted May 9, 2018, 10:25 AM by Yichun Wu   [ updated May 10, 2018, 12:39 PM ]

As part of the many initiatives regarding Open Educational Resources (OER) at CUNY, this year GSLIS has worked closely with CUNY’s Council of Chief Librarians to offer GSLIS students different learning and workplace opportunities connected to the advancement of these initiatives. Following you can read about what the first OER fellows are already doing or expect to do in their positions. Stay tuned because more positions may become available in the next academic year! 

Kathryn Anastasi
Kathryn AnastasiI am so grateful to be interning as an Open Educational Resource (OER) Assistant at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) library. With the guidance of Jean Amaral BMCC’s Open Knowledge Librarian, I have helped connect BMCC faculty to free and openly accessible educational materials that better and more equitably serve their students, courses, and various teaching styles. My responsibilities as an OER Assistant include developing an OER LibGuide, meeting with faculty interested in OER, and helping facilitate OER workshops for professors committed to redesigning courses that are Zero Textbook Cost for students.

Michelle Nitto
Michelle Nitto
This upcoming Spring and Summer I will be working in CUNY's Office of the University Dean for Libraries and Information Systems in the department of Open Education under the supervision of Megan Wacha (Scholarly Communications Librarian). As a college assistant, I will work to streamline the uploading of academic research to CUNY's institutional repository. My current participation in HarvardX's course on Copyright Law has provided me with theoretical and applicable understandings of how copyright law functions in the U.S. I hope to utilize this knowledge, as an assistant, by sharing these concepts with CUNY professors in order to increase repository deposit rates.

Katheine Tsan
Katheine Tsan
I expect that this internship will introduce me to digital librarianship as it is practiced at a large university—I’ll be collaborating with a lot of technology folks, as well as the head of collection management and of the E-resources department. My main job will be figuring out how to introduce OERs—what it takes to make the switch across a variety of courses, how to negotiate for new resources with publishers, how to get digital licenses. And I look forward to having one foot in the academic world since I’ll be dealing with faculty in multiple departments. My interviewing advice would be to read up on the latest trends and conference proceedings since things in our profession are changing so quickly.

Betsy Yoon
Betsy Yoon
I am the OER Library Assistant at the College of Staten Island, CUNY and I assist with the library's efforts to increase the number of CSI courses taught using Open Educational Resources. This is my first time working in a library; I am excited to learn about the inner workings of an academic library and to contribute to the goal of making education more affordable for students.

Mary K Chelton's interview for the YALSA Outstanding Achievement Award

posted May 3, 2018, 1:25 PM by Yichun Wu   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:16 PM ]

Dr. Mary K CheltonCongratulations to Dr. Chelton receiving YALSA’s 2018  Outstanding Achievement Award.  
Below is the interview as PDF:

Rachel Kahn received the 2017 NYLA Dewey Scholarship

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:42 PM by Yichun Wu   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 10:48 PM ]

Rachel Kahn received the 2017 NYLA Dewey Scholarship        Rachel Kahn received the 2017 NYLA Dewey Scholarship
Congratulations to Rachel Kahn who has received the 2017 NYLA Dewey Scholarship, anaward sponsored by the New York Library Association to support students enrolled in an MLIS program and who plan to work in New York state after graduation. 

If you want to find information about other scholarships available nationally and locally, please check for other scholarships, check the new scholarship pages in the GSLIS website, for current students And for prospective students

Jeffrey Delgado awarded a travel scholarship for Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:05 PM by Yichun Wu

Jeffrey Delgado
Jeffrey Delgado
 has been awarded a travel scholarship to attend the upcoming Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials to be held in Mexico City.

Jeffrey is a graduate student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at CUNY Queens College and will complete his degree in May 2018. As a first-generation Colombian-Ecuadorian, he takes special interest in Latin American representation both in the academic field and in librarianship. He has assisted with translating oral histories of many Latin American families for the Queens Library Oral history initiative, Queens Memory.

Here is a list of the other awardees:

Queens Memory Free Oral History Training Workshop

posted Apr 24, 2018, 1:33 PM by Yichun Wu   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 1:38 PM ]

Queens Memory Oral History Workshop
Queens Memory is holding one more free oral history training workshop this semester!

This session will take place on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:10 to 2:00 pm at Queensborough Community College (Medical Arts Building, room M123). We will cover such topics as interviewing techniques, recording technology and the creation of timecode outlines, and will offer some time to practice your skills. The workshop will also feature a discussion of our Queens LGBTQ Oral History project. See flyer attached for more details.

The workshop is free and open to the public; please email to RSVP or for further information. We'd love to see you there!

WISE Fall 2018 Courses Are Now Available To Register

posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:55 PM by Yichun Wu

Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences (GSLIS) has partnered with 
Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) to provide our students to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that are distinguished in quality and leadership in online education. To read more and register now...

GSLIS has received a $2.5 million endowment from the estate of Mr. Adam Conrad

posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:23 PM by Yichun Wu   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 6:23 PM ]

GSLIS has received a $2.5 million  endowment from the estate of Mr. Adam Conrad, in honor of his late wife Ellen Libretto. Ms Libretto was a former alumna 
of GSLIS who devoted her ​ long career to enhancing literacy among youth and teens, through her work at NYPL.

Approximately $1 million of this fund will be directed to support student scholarships and the other $1.5 million is to be used to fund an endowed professorship. 

Below is the biographical information Emily G. Hirshbein, Director of Planned Giving at QC, has put together for Mr Conrad.

Born in Poland, Adam Halicki Conrad, joined the Queens College library when it was still located in Klapper Hall. As an Assistant Professor at Queens College, Mr. Conrad published various reference works, including “Wilderness preservation, planning, and management: an annotated bibliography” and “Zero-based budgeting: an annotated bibliography.” A life-long learner, Mr. Conrad continued come to campus and audit courses after his retirement in 1990. Mr. Conrad and Ms. LiBretto shared a love of reading,  hiking and traveling. Mr. Conrad passed away in 2017, leaving the bulk of his estate to Queens College in honor of his late wife,    Ellen LiBretto.

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