ProQuest Annual Roger K. Summit Scholarship — deadline March 30!

ProQuest is proud to present the Roger K. Summit Scholarship; open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference to be held June 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria:

* Academic achievement
* Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience
* Faculty recommendations

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog*, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

Applications are being accepted now through March 30, 2015. To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here.

If you are an LIS instructor, please share this information with your students!

*ProQuest Dialog


Thinking summer! Classes for all tastes!

Summer registration is open and we have something for everyone, including visiting students. Check out the offerings — from core requirements to Web Design, Digital Libraries, Storytelling, Consumer Health, Great Collections of NYC, Film and Media Collections, School Media classes and others– online and in person. Check out the schedule and don’t forget that it’s not too soon to register for the fall!

Palmer Manhattan Information Sessions

Interested in learning about LIU’s Palmer School and its program offered at NYU’s Bobst Library? Join us at one of our spring information sessions scheduled for:
Monday, April 13th
Wednesday, May 13th
Tuesday, June 16th

All sessions take place from 6-7 p.m. in the Avery Fisher Center on the 2nd floor of Bobst Library. Bring a friend!

Learn more about our concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections, our advanced certificate in Archives and Records Management, our dual degree with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and the NYU Steinhardt School’s Costume Studies or Media, Culture and Communication programs, our School Media certificate, and the fascinating world of information management in general.

You can RSVP to Walk-ins are also welcome!

Palmer Grads Present at CUNY Gamesfest

Two recent Palmer grads, Kelly Blanchat (’12) and Lydia Willoughby (’11), reference librarians, have developed a Twitter infolit game which they recently presented at the 2nd Annual CUNY Gamesfest. Check out their posts and their presentation here:

Kelly is working at Queens College and will be speaking in Clay Williams’s class, LIS 606, Information Literacy and Library Instruction next Monday. Lydia is at SUNY Plattsburgh. Great going, Kelly and Lydia!