Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

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Syracuse University's School of Information Studies has announced that Bruce Kingma, an associate professor and associate dean, received a 2-year, $713,492 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a collaborative distance education program. The program, known as the Webbased Information Science Education (WISE) consortium, is a joint effort among Syracuse University, the University of Illinoi s-Ur b ana-Champaign, and the University of Washington. It focuses on developing faculty training for online pedagogy, standards and metrics for online library and information science education, and a collaborative marketplace for online LIS courses.

OCLC, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the American Theological Library Association have announced the IFLA/OCLC early career development fellows for 2005. They are as follows:

Thomas BeIIo, systems librarian for the University of Malawi Libraries in Zoraba, Malawi; Xiaoqing Cai, librarian at Sun Yat-sen University Library in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Edwar Delgado, library director for the Albania School in Albania, Guajira, Colombia; LeIa Nanuashvili, lecturer at the Tbilisi State University of Culture and Arts' department of library science in Tbilisi, Georgia; Rev. Gillian Wilson, librarian at the United Theological College of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

Established in 1999, the IFLA/OCLC Fellowship supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The program is hosted by OCLC at its Dublin, Ohio, headquarters. This year ATLA is sponsoring one fellow, Rev. Gillian Wilson.

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has announced that Phillip M. Edwards is the 2004 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in the information sciences or librarianship. The fellowship, which was established in honor of CNI's founding director, provides a 2-year award of $2,500 per year to a student who demonstrates the same intellectual and personal qualities as Peters did.

Currently, Edwards is in the doctoral program at the University of Washington's Information School. Previously, he was a reference administrator at the University of Michigan's Internet Public Library and also served as its interim user services coordinator. In addition, he was the winner of the 2002 Virtual Reference Desk Conference Student Paper Competition.

The New York State Library announced that Marilyn Douglas has retired after 30 years of service. Most recently, Douglas led the statewide planning for the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL). She worked with the NOVEL Steering Committee, which comprised library, education, and government technology personnel, to develop and promote NOVEL'S pilot. She also served on the state library's Web team. Douglas has represented the New York State Education Department and the New York State Library in technology and telecommunications planning for library services, and she led the state library's efforts to get funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, she coordinated the Electronic Doorway Library Initiative and has also managed both the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases State Aid Program and the Coordinated Collection Development for Academic Libraries State Aid Program. …

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