February 2017

iSchool in Color: Black History Month // February 2017

These celebrations have now concluded. For recordings of events see: https://ischool.illinois.edu/newsroom/lectures (or look at the event that interests you below)

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iSchoolinColor Kick Off Event


Ther.Up.Y playing at our kick off event


 Kickoff event to celebrate Black History Month

Open gathering, music by TherUP.Y and refreshments

When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. 5pm-7pm
Location: GSLIS Room 126, East Lobby, and Room 131

Black comics and creators brownbag lunch
Dr. Damian Duffy, co-adapter of Kindred Graphic Novel, comic artist, Adjunct Lecturer (check out this article!) , and Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, comic historian. 
iSchool lecturer Damian Duffy is also a writer, cartoonist, and, most recently a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist, for his adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s time travel slave narrative masterpiece Kindred with illustrator John Jennings. Join Associate Professor Carol Tilley for a discussion with Duffy about studying and curating the work of black cartoonists, and the process and politics of adapting Octavia Butler.
When: Monday, February 6, 2017,  noon-1pm
Location: Room 131
BBC| Slides/audio (recorded 2/6/17)

Microaggressions Seminar for Doctoral Students with
Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor, Sociology, African-American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning and Social Work (open to the iSchool Community)
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017,  noon-1pm
Location: Room 131

Movie Viewing: Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award nominated documentary _13th_ plus panel discussion with: 
  • Dr. Abdul Alkalimat, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies, and the School of Information Sciences
  • Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly, Department of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua, Associate Professor History; Associate Professor of African American StudiesCenter for Global Studies
  • Jeff Christensen, University of Illinois Police Chief 
  • Dr. Michael Schlosser,  Director of the Police Training Institute
  • others to be announced

This event is jointly sponsored by the University Library Diversity Committee

and the iSchool Diversity Committee
When: Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 5pm-8pm
            [dinner will be provided during intermission]
Location: iSchool Room 126 and East Lobby.
This movie is available for open viewing on Netflix! https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741 

Alumni Brown Bag lunch with students with Liza Booker, Harriett Green, William Langston, Jerrod Moore. Student services will provide drinks and dessert!
When: Monday February 20th, 2017, noon – 1pm
Location: iSchool room 109

Alumni Panel Discussion with:
  • Liza Booker, is the User Experience Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory, where she maintains and improves key user workflows, writes scripts by using Python and UNIX, and generates performance and usage metrics. Her educational history consists of a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a second Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric with a minor in Informatics.
  • Harriett Green, the Interim Head of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, Associate Professor, University Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the use and users of digital humanities tools and resources, digital pedagogy, scholarly communication, and humanities data curation, with articles in C & RL, JASIST, LLC, LQ, EDUCAUSE Review, and portal: Libraries and the Academy. Her current research projects include working on the project teams for the HathiTrust Research Center and Publishing Without Walls. She is professionally active in ACRL, the Association for Computing in the Humanities,  and the Modern Language Association. She earned her MS in LIS from the University of Illinois’ School of Information Sciences, and also holds an MA in Humanities/Creative Writing from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature from Harvard College.
  • William Langston, works as the Digital Learning Librarian at Latin School of Chicago in the Upper School Library. His role is to help transform Latin School’s library from a purely traditional space to a flexible learning environment that incorporates interactive, collaborative, and engaging experiences for creative learning. His work with students and teachers goes beyond the library and the classroom to offer students off-campus ventures that expose them to the emerging programs, organizations, and industries that merge the student experience with real-world opportunities. Prior to earning his Master of Science in Library and Information Science at UIUC in May 2014, William earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Before entering the world of LIS, William was a college academic advisor for five years.
  • Jerrod Moore, is in the Digital Technology Leadership Program (DTLP) at General Electric. This two-year rotational program involves a six month rotation across roles ranging from mobile application development to product management. His educational history consists of a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Library Science, and a Business Management Certificate.
When: Monday, February 20th, 2017. 5pm-6pm
Location: GSLIS IS Room 126 and East Lobby

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