Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Neil!

Two inches of snow means…two Meet the Staff posts! Part two of this deluxe snowy deal stars Neil Thackeray, Systems staff member extraordinaire who specializes in Linux, Windows, and OSX operating systems and spends his days at GSLIS developing system applications in C#, C++, Python, Perl and other languages. When asked about his favorite item read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Berenice!

Good morning Champaign-Urbana! How are we doing in all of this snow? Two inches last night, and more flurries in the forecast? I think winter is officially here! Today’s edition of Meet the Staff features the lovely Berenice Vargas, whom we cannot blame for the cold weather because she actually just got back from a read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Brianna!

Guess what, team? Today is your day because we will be featuring TWO staff members in the blog this fine Tuesday! Meet the Staff part II edition features Help Desk GA/TA extraordinaire Brianna Walker, our lucky second star hailing from Chicago. No stranger to the U of I lifestyle (she received her undergraduate degree in read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Franklin!

Good afternoon, and hope this chilly weather is treating you well, fellow GSLIS-ers! Today I have the pleasure of writing a Meet the Staff blurb about the often-imitated-but-never-duplicated Franklin Kramer! After getting his Masters degree from GSLIS and working at the Help Desk as a graduate assistant and teaching assistant, Franklin stayed on with the read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Jill!

Happy November! Today’s edition of Meet the Staff features none other than the infamous Information Resource Manager (and former GSLIS alum): Jill Gengler! Often found right around the corner from the Help Desk when she’s not running half marathons or biking uphill both ways, Jill enjoys reminding students that the Help Desk is really like read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Becca!

Good evening! This week’s edition of Meet the Staff stars Becca McGuire, a Moline native who has been everywhere from Champaign to South Africa! She is a GA and TA at the Help Desk/Office of Instructional Technology and Design, and her concentration within GSLIS is a wonderful amalgamation of community informatics, public librarianship, community outreach, and instruction, read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Sierra!

Hello, and welcome to Meet the Staff! Today’s fabulous Help Desk / Office of Instructional Technology and Design employee is Sierra Gregg! She just started at GSLIS as well as the Help Desk this fall, and has already found so many interesting things to learn that she has not been able to pick a concentration read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Kate!

Good morning! Today’s edition of Meet the Staff features the lovely tech guru, Kate Rojas, who hails from the great state of Pennsylvania! Kate is interested in a variety of topics within GSLIS, but specifically focused on K-12 Librarianship, Community Informatics, and Youth Services. She is concentrating on getting her specialization certificate, which you can read more »

AV Upgrade in Room 126

It’s been a long winter, especially here at GSLIS. We were hit hard with a flood early on that took out one of our main computer labs. However, the community held strong and we couldn’t be more proud of the way everybody stood together during hard times. During these times, we still kept working to read more »

Welcome new students! Meet the Help Desk/ ITD

Hello new GSLIS’ers! In case you haven’t seen our signs, heard our speeches in class, or at orientation, or on Facebook or at the organization fair I thought I’d introduce our department one more time. We are the GSLIS Help Desk and ITD (Instructional Technology and Design). The Help Desk is open from 8-5 Mondays read more »