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Save the Date! PhD Workshops

NWQ B 3511 • Lunch will be provided.

“Prepare a Job Application Package”

Presented by Dr. Tom Walker and Dr. Michael Zimmer February 25, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00pm

The SOIS PhD Newsletter is published twice a year by the SOIS PhD student body. Contributions (articles, letters, photos, etc.) are welcomed. Please send updates to the PhD Program Director, Dr. Iris Xie (hiris@uwm.edu). EDITORIAL BOARD Tyler Scott Smith, PhD Student, Chief Editor Joel DesArmo, PhD Student, Editor Shannon Barniskis, PhD Student, Editor Laura Ridenour, PhD Student, Editor Dr. Iris Xie, PhD Program Director, Editor

“TA Experience and Course Design”

Art Direction & Design: Claire Ehlers

“Apply for Non-Faculty Positions”

Doctoral Program Committee 2013 - 2014

Presented by Dr. Donald Force and Dr. Nadine Kozak March 11, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00pm Presented by Dr. Barbara Jones, ALA Dr. Soo Young Rieh, Excite/Univ. of Michigan Dr. Sandra Toro, IMLS April 17, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30pm

2025 E Newport Ave NWQB 3rd Floor Milwaukee, WI 53211

Linda Barajas Dr. Terrance Newell (Chair, Fall 2013) Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus (Chair, Spring 2014) Dr. Iris Xie (Director) Shannon Barniskis (Student)

INFORMATION our focus INTERNATIONAL scope UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MILWAUKEE, SCHOOL OF INFORMATION our STUDIES INTERDISCIPLINARY our mindset

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PhD Information Studies

PhD Newsletter Vol. 03 | No. 02

In this issue:

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Note from Program Director, Dr. Iris Xie

Building a Public Library Collaboratory, Student Milestones Building a Public Library Collaboratory, Selfies, Keywords, and Shout-outs

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Selfies, Keywords, and Shout-outs, Why are We PhD Students, Recent Graduate

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Selfies, Keywords, and Shout-outs, SOIS Doctoral Student’s Research Achievements

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Recent Scholarship: Chapter & Monograph Pubs, Articles, Conference Proceedings, Posters, Presentations

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Recent Scholarship: Conference Presentations, Awards, Professional Service

Save The Date: Upcoming Events

March 2014

A Note from our Director... Welcome back to Spring 2014! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Jin Zhang for his dedication and commitment to our PhD program during Fall 2013 when I was on sabbatical. I also would like to thank the previous DSO president, Nicholas Proferes, along with the executive committee members, Jihee Beak, Renee Kapusniak, and Adriana McCleer, for their contribution to the PhD program, and congratulate the new DSO President Shannon Barniskis and new DSO executive committee members Hyoungjoo Park, Adriana McCleer, and Ann Graf. Here are some of the updates for the SOIS PhD program: Please join me to congratulate Dr. Soohyung Joo, Jihee Beak and Adriana McCleer! Soohyung accepted a job offer as a tenure tracked Assistant Professor at School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky. Jihee’s poster received Honorable Mention Award at ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. Adriana received Doctoral Students to ALISE Grant Award. The new PhD curriculum will start Fall 2014. Among the new courses, Current Issues in Information Studies and Qualitative Research Methods in Information Studies will be offered in Fall 2014; Theoretical Foundations in Information Studies and Quantitative Research Methods in Information Studies will be offered in Spring 2015. The SOIS PhD program will be reviewed in Fall 2014. We’ll collect related data of PhD program for the past 6 years including soliciting feedback from our graduates and existing students. I would like to thank Edward Benoit in assisting the data collection of the review report. This is the opportunity for us to review the strength of the program and think about how to enhance the program further. The DPC is in the process of admitting new students for 2014-2015. Marketing and promotion is essential for the success of the SOIS PhD program. Recruiting materials including the SOIS PhD brochure and the flyer for PhD Research Assistantships are available in Front Office. Please help distribute them to prospective students. In order to provide more incentive and motivation for doctoral students, I will work with the DPC to develop a comprehensive assessment mechanism for merit-based award distribution (e.g. Chancellor’s award).

School of Information Studies 2025 E Newport | NWQB 3rd Floor Milwaukee, WI 53211

Please send your comments and suggestions regarding our program to me (hiris@uwm.edu). We are in touch and you are in touch.

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Phd Newsletter - Spring 2014  

Welcome back to Spring 2014! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Jin Zhang for his dedication and commitment to our PhD pro...

Phd Newsletter - Spring 2014  

Welcome back to Spring 2014! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Jin Zhang for his dedication and commitment to our PhD pro...

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