Palmer’s Jerry Nichols Honored

Gerald (Jerry) Nichols will be among the honorees at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Long Island Library Resources Council on April 14th at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park.  Jerry is being recognized for his ongoing contributions to library education as the Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and as the long time editor of the “Handbook for Public Library Trustees in New York State”.  As Director of the Palmer Institute, he developed the nation’s first Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration. To date nearly 400 professionals have participated in the program; many of whom have gone on to manage public libraries in the region, state and nation.  A former director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System and several regional public libraries, Jerry has also served as the Chair of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries. Congratulations, Jerry! Well deserved and we are very proud!

Time to Apply for May Graduation!

Just a reminder to those of you who are planning on graduating in May 2016– the deadline to apply for graduation is February 5thYou must file for graduation online through your MyLIU.  Here’s how to file:http://palmerblog.liu.edu/graduation-and-commencement-ceremonies/.

Please read the page carefully! There is a separate process for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management (CAS) and for the Public Librarian certificate. 

Again, the deadline is February 5th!

Palmer School of Library and Information Science @ Long Island University Receives Continued ALA Accreditation Through 2022

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University is delighted to announce that American Library Association (ALA)  and the Committee on Accreditation (COA) has conferred continued accreditation for the Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MSLIS). The next comprehensive review is scheduled for Fall 2022. We would like to thank all those who helped in the efforts to achieve this status: our students, alumni, community constituents, faculty, professional staff and administration of LIU.

The Palmer School is currently revitalizing its academic content to include new offerings in data science. These efforts include the appointment of Dr. Wei Xiong, whose teaching interests include data mining (big data and its applications), information representation and retrieval, and digital libraries. His research involves a wide range of data mining applications in different domains, including behavioral-targeted advertising in business, automatic document classification in digital libraries, and early alert system for online course instructors in academia. Dr. Xiong has worked as a data scientist in industry and has a funded grant proposal on data mining research. The Palmer School invites students interested in learning more to visit www.liu.edu/palmer or the Palmer Blog www.liu.edu/palmerblog.

Palmer School Ph.D. Hosts Information Session Feb. 6

Please join us on February 6.

LIU Post in Brookville is holding an information session on Saturday, February 6 for students interested in expanding their career options with a Ph.D. in Information Studies. LIU Post offers the only degree program of its kind in the New York metropolitan area.

This information session will take place from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in room 362 of the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Faculty and advisors will be on hand to explain degree requirements, research activities and course schedules.

Taught by faculty of the prestigious Palmer School of Library and Information Science, the doctorate in Information Studies trains scholars to conduct research in today’s critical areas of information organization, retrieval, management and policy and to assume leadership positions in research, teaching and in practice. Graduates of the program are equipped to fill a documented need for researchers and faculty members in the broad field of information studies. The program utilizes a strong interdisciplinary approach because solutions to the problems of organizing, storing and retrieving vast amounts of information require the combined knowledge of computer scientists, management specialists, educators, psychologists, librarians and others.

The Ph.D. offers two main areas of study – knowledge organization and access, and information studies and services – and is structured to accommodate part-time students who are already working in the information field or in related professions.

Applications for the fall 2016 class will be accepted through March 15, 2016. You can apply online<https://apply.liu.edu/quickapp/> or learn more about the Ph.D. by visiting liu.edu/post/phd<http://www.liu.edu/post/phd>. RSVP for this event online or by calling 516-299-2900.

In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified of a snow date.

We look forward to seeing you at the Ph.D. Information Session on February 6!

LIU Post Graduate Admissions Team

Location:
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Ph.D. Lab Room 362
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, New York 11548

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies at Palmer

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science is accepting applications for Fall 2016 admission to the Ph.D. in Information Studies.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies prepares individuals to assume leadership positions in research, teaching and in practice.  The 60-credit program utilizes a strong interdisciplinary approach because solutions to the problems of organizing, storing and retrieving vast amounts of information require the combined knowledge of computer scientists, management specialists, educators, psychologists, librarians and others.  Palmer graduates serve as faculty and administrators at colleges and universities, as well as holding leadership positions in healthcare, business, public service, and other sectors.  For additional information, please contact the Director of the Ph.D. in Information Studies, Dr. Gregory S. Hunter (ghunter@liu.edu) or consult our Website:  http://liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CEIS/PSLIS/Graduate-Programs/PhD-IS

You can do THAT with an MSLIS?

The Master of Science in Library and Information Science takes people to unexpected places, like Marvel Comics, Lucasfilms, the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the Ralph Lauren library, the N.Y. Daily News, the Frick, the Whitney, the American Museum of Natural History, the Met, MoMA, the Keith Haring Foundation, the N-Y Historical Society, Viacom, Sony, hospitals and media centers of all types and more. You already figured you could wind up in libraries, colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools, but information everywhere needs managing and that’s what our graduates do! Every one of these places has recently hired Palmer grads.

Have you been thinking about this degree for years? Don’t fight it any longer! Take a look at the Palmer School where information managers (aka librarians) go on to work in so many exciting and rewarding careers.

Questions about the program? Check out this blog and/or email alice.flynn@liu.edu.

LIU Palmer Introduces Newest Faculty, Fall 2015

Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science is pleased to introduce our newest faculty members.

Dr. Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen joined the Palmer School faculty in Spring 2015. Prior to arriving at Palmer he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Missouri, and Indiana University at Indianapolis. Dr. Chen’s expertise covers the areas of Information Technology and Systems, and Digital Librarianship.

Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to assist users in accessing and using information in different environments. His interest in these areas are guided in part by his previous experience as an art teacher and school librarian in Taiwan and a faculty member in higher education.  Dr. Chen has studied how college students search for art historical images to complete their course assignments, how museum practitioners use images for their job duties, how system designers should design online mathematics digital libraries for K-12 math education, and how college students learn from multimedia materials in an online information literacy class.

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, MA in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University in 1995, and BA in Library Science from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 1985.

Dr. Vincent M. Livoti joined the Palmer School faculty in the Fall of 2014.

Dr. Livoti is a Boston-area native. Prior to his arrival in New York he lived in Portland, Maine and worked for the University of Maine as an Assistant Professor. He previously taught in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he also managed the Kresge Center for Teaching Resources.  Dr. Livoti is an alumnus of both Simmons College and Massachusetts State University. He moved to London for graduate studies before beginning his interdisciplinary doctoral research.

Having previously worked with Harvard University, The Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Center for Adult Education, Dr. Livoti brings a diverse range of human service experience to the Palmer School.

As a human service worker with over ten years in the field, Dr. Livoti is engaged with advocating for the underserved in the information sphere as well as scholarship exploring the expanding role of sexual minorities in American culture.

Dr. Livoti specializes in social action research and the underserved, inclusion practice and cultural competency, media analysis and information literacy, LGBT studies and queer theory, the diversification of resources for library and information centers, and youth services and developmental resources.

In spring 2015 Dr. Livoti revised the Palmer School’s Children’s and Young Adult Services curriculum. Dr. Livoti enjoys contemporary art and film, as well as exploring the expanses of Long Island’s natural beauty.

Dr. Wei Xiong will join the Palmer School of Library and Information Science as an assistant professor in Fall 2015.  Prior to LIU, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Xiong holds a dual-bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and Marketing from Hubei University of Economics, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Dr. Xiong’s teaching interests include data mining (big data and its applications), information representation and retrieval, and digital libraries. His research involves a wide range of data mining applications in different domains, including behavioral-targeted advertising in business, automatic document classification in digital libraries, and early alert system for online course instructors in academia. He has worked as a data scientist in industry and has a funded grant proposal on data mining research.

Dr. Xiong is teaching a special topics course in Data Mining for the Information Professional in the Fall 2015. He is working on creating two courses focused on Information Analytics for the Spring 2016.

Please join me in welcoming our newest faculty members to the Palmer School.

Valeda F. Dent, Ph.D., MILS, MSW
Dean, University Libraries
Interim Director, Palmer School of Library and Information Science Long Island University Brookville, New York  11548
(516) 299 – 2307