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About the IS Lab

The Information Studies Research Lab (IS Lab) is a hub of activity supporting the research, instruction, and professional development of students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Information Studies.

This academic year marks the beginning of a multi-year strategic development project to enhance the IS Lab’s resources and services.  Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and practice, the IS Lab acts as a liaison between academia and industry.

A key role of the IS Lab is to help students acquire practical skills in support of the department’s curriculum. A Specialization Skills Program (SSP) is in the works, as part of the IS Lab’s developing strategic plan. Potential elements of the SSP include workshops with technical experts, an industry professional speaker series, and a research practicum. 

Help us re-envision the IS Lab!

Schedule an interview to discuss how the IS Lab can support your current needs and plan for your future success.

The IS Lab houses a selective print collection and provides access to instructional resources to support the IS curriculum. Our Collection Development Policy mirrors the curricula of the IS Department’s MLIS, PhD, and Post-Master’s programs. The IS Lab’s print collection, including course reserves, is non-circulating. However, many of the books from the children’s literature collection, which includes recent and award-winning works to support various IS courses, may be borrowed. Copying is available using a BruinCard and in adherence with copyright law.

The IS Lab’s  media  preservation and archiving resources include a growing collection of audio and video processing equipment for which training is provided by IS Lab staff and faculty experts.

Announcements, policies, and resources are posted on the IS Lab’s webpage. In certain circumstances IS Lab policies necessarily may be amended. Please note effective dates.

The IS Lab is staffed by professional academic librarians and students in the Information Studies programs. Lab hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The IS Lab is maintained by the IS Department for the academic use of the entire UCLA community, including all GSE&IS students.

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SAA Josephine Forman Scholarship

The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and ...

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2019-2020 Fellowship & Internship Opportuniti…

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of ...

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Urauchi: Backing Cloth and Artwork with Washi Work…

GENERAL INFORMATION   Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019Time: 12:00-4:00 PMLocation: Hiromi Paper, Inc. 9469 Jefferson Blvd Suite 117Culver City, CA 90232(310) 998-0098PARKING Located in the back FEESClass fee: $70.00Materials fee (required): $30.00TOTAL: $100 MATERIAL FEE ...

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SAA @ UCLA Happy Hour Friday 1/11

The UCLA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists invites you to kick off the new year and the new quarter with us at the Wellesbourne this Friday, January ...

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Confab Equity Scholarship

We love seeing new faces at Confab, and we consider inclusion a core value of all of our events. Yet we know it’s extremely difficult for some folks to get ...

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship …

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET  The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The ...

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Winter Wednesday Workshops

It’s crucial for scholars to develop workflows that befriend technologies and make their research come to life. UCLA Librarians team up with colleagues at IDRE to bring you workshops with ...

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CFP: Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meet…

The Society of Mississippi Archivists is pleased to announce their annual meeting will occur on April 24-26, 2019 on the campus of Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. This one and one ...

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Software Carpentry Workshop Jan 9-10

On Jan. 9-10, UCLA is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for the UCLA community. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-carpentry-workshop-python-tickets-52891375528 The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for ...

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SAA Hosts Scholarships 101 Information Session Jan…

The UCLA student chapter of SAA will be holding a Scholarships 101 Information Session on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 to 1:30pm. This is an informal session in which a ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I print?

In the IS Lab, you can purchase 100 pages in print credit for $5.

How do I reset my password?

To reset the password for your GSE&IS account, see a staff member in the Educational Technology Unit (ETU).

Where can I get help with my schedule?

See Michelle Maye in Student Services.

How do I join the right mailing lists?

Use this form to subscribe to the following ListServs:

is-announce@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-net@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-chat@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-talks@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

If you’re a PhD student, also register for is-phd-announce@lists.gseis.ucla.edu and is-phd-chat@lists.gseis.ucla.edu.

If you’re interested in archival issues, subscribe to lis-arch@lists.gseis.ucla.edu.

May I reserve space and assistance in the lab?

Absolutely! The IS Lab’s four zones can accommodate a variety of group sizes and activities. Zone A is suitable for larger group meetings, such as classes and workshops. In Zone B, members of the GSE&IS Community have access to computing resources, small group work spaces, and a reading area beside our library stacks. Zone C is home to our growing audio-visual transfer stations and a communal table for group work. Zone D is the perfect spot for a few people to settle in for a good read at any age; we invite our youngest community members to join us here for readings from our Children’s Book Collection. Be sure to book space in the IS Lab at least 24 hours in advance. To meet with the IS Lab Director, schedule an appointment during Office Hours. For help with course-related research, consult with our IS Lab Staff Monday through Thursday between 9am and 4pm.

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