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Recent Research

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Soo Young Rieh to Launch Institute on Artificial Intelligence for Library and Information Profession

Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.

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Amelia Acker Awarded Grant to Research Data Afterlives

Dr. Amelia Acker was awarded a collaborative grant of $461,085 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, "Collaborative Research Data Afterlives: The long-term impact of NSF Data Management Plans on data archiving and sharing for increased access." Acker will be investigating how the NSF's Data Management Plan requirement policy, domain specific management plans, and data archiving have evolved to confront the growth of digital data from scientific research.

Consumer Health Information Search Behavior

Yan Zhang & Jacek Gwizdka Research Consumer Health Information Search

Dr. Yan Zhang and Dr. Jacek Gwizdka won a $55,314 Google Faculty Award for their research project: Consumer Longitudinal Health Information Needs and Search Behavior. The researchers will study consumers’ health information needs and information search behavior as they unfold in natural settings over a three month period.

Announcements

Virginia Massey Bowden & Charles Lee Bowden

Bridging the Past and the Future

Virginia Massey Bowden and Charles Lee Bowden share a deep passion for empowering others to expand their knowledge and strengthen their minds. Helping others achieve these goals became their life’s work. But they were inspired to do even more. They established the Virginia & Charles Bowden Endowed Professorship in Librarianship in 2020 through a securities gift to the School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. David Bergen Gracy II

Dr. David Bergen Gracy II, 1941-2020

We are deeply saddened that Dr. David B. Gracy II, Governor Bill Daniel Professor Emeritus in Archival Enterprise, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Austin, Texas. A beloved mentor and tireless advocate for the archival profession, Dr. Gracy will be remembered by former students, alumni, and colleagues for his kindness, generosity, and incredible passion for the field. He was an inspiring and influential leader, educator, and friend who enriched the lives of many people. He will be dearly missed.

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Classroom teachers: Looking for a new career path?

Don't leave education and your retirement behind! Consider becoming a certified school librarian--it's the best job on campus! Already have a Master's degree? Apply as a non-degree seeker and take 15 hours including a practicum in the public schools. Need a Master's degree? The certificate program is 15 hours of the 36 hour Master of Information Studies. Apply now for the Summer 2021 cohort.