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ALA seeks candidates for 2014 Google policy summer fellowship – DEADLINE 4/14/14


For the seventh consecutive year, the American Library Association is pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2014. For the summer of 2014, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a major project.




$5000 LIS Student Scholarship Competition


As a member of the ProQuest® Graduate Education Program (GEP), you may be interested to know that we are now accepting applications for the Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog’s founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014.


The iSchool at University of Missouri will be at the iConference – Berlin 2014!


Faculty members from the iSchool at University of Missouri, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) will be participating in the iConference 2014,  March 4–7 in Berlin, Germany. The annual iConference, hosted by the iSchools organization, brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals from around the world. The conference theme this year is “Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing.”


SLA St. Louis: Upcoming Webinar and Chapter Event


Mike Gruenberg is the author of “Buying & Selling Information; A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success” which is being published by Information Today and will be available this month.


Astronomy lecture to focus on software!


Lanika Ruzhitskaya, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Missouri Department of Physics and Astronomy, will deliver this month’s “Cosmic Conversations” lecture. Her talk, “The Universe on your Computer,” looks at the capabilities and underlying mechanisms of imaging technology.