Who Are Maker Kits for? : Discourses and Barriers to Entry for Laypersons Using Electronic DIY Maker Kits

Maker spaces and kits have become a prominent feature of the do-it-yourself (DIY) landscape, ranging from craft work and trade skills to STEM-related technical kits. The purposes of these kits are often reducing costs to the consumer through DIY projects, such as creating a home security system using a Raspberry Pi, or converting a home into a “... Read more

Post date: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:06

Cas Laskowski reseraches and writes about the eight skill areas that will help library students achieve technological competencies. 


Post date: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:48

Lila and Ren Bozgeyikli, both assistant professors in the iSchool, shared their work on human-computer interactions. Lila presented her recent work, including how virtual reality technologies can support an improved lifestyle, as well as her students’ works on teaching STEM concepts through playful mobile prototypes. Ren showcased his work on enhanced virtual reality interactions and shared... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:18

Congratulations, Carla!

We are extremely proud to announce that our very own Carla J. Stoffle, professor, School of Information University of Arizona, is this year's winner of the 2018 Melvil Dewey Medal.  ... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:38

UA Libraries Main Library via Wikipedia

They're back! The University of Arizona Libraries is again offering excellent internship opportunities to ischool students pursuing the Masters in LIS.

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Post date: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:04

The Instruction and Teaching for Librarians and Information Professionals Certificate will help students build the knowledge and skills needed to create and deliver successful and innovative, culturally competent, information literacy instruction within the library and information environment.  Information literacy instruction continues to be a cornerstone of the library profession, and it is imperative that future library professionals keep pace with advances in instruction methodologies... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:44

In a Big Data World, Scholars Need New Guidelines For Research - User information from Facebook and other social-media sites is invaluable to political and social... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 08:17

Russian information troops, disinformation, and democracy

Volodymyr Lysenko, Catherine Brooks



This research examines the contemporary landscape relative to information-driven... Read more

Post date: Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:13

Congratulations to our very own Jennifer Martin, who has been selected as one of  25 fellows for the Association of Research Libraries's Leadership & Career Development Program 2018-2019 corhort. View the full article here

Post date: Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:40

The School of Information’s Emerging Teachers/Scholars in Archival Studies Program (ET/SAS), is designed to be inclusive and apply our mission in ways to expand the curricular activities in archival studies. Our focus is on LIS/INFO 540, the Introduction to Archives graduate course, which is the prerequisite for the Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies. The ET/SAS connects with emerging teachers and scholars in the archival studies discipline to support the online Introduction... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:41


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences