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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.

News

11th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competit…

The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay ...

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Winter Tea Breaks

Tea Breaks will resume for the Winter Quarter starting TOMORROW at noon in the IS Salon. As always, you are welcome to drop in and out of the conversation with ...

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Library Grand Tour: Acquisitions & Cataloging…

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Ethical Dilemma: Should the Library Add a Book Hit…

When the book appeared on LAC’s radar, Kent said curators struggled with the moral implications of purchasing it. Other institutions including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum refuse to buy ...

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Recruiting Fair

Harvard-Westlake School’s Upper campus is co-hosting a recruiting fair on Saturday, 2/23 from 9-12pm. This will hopefully give those new to the independent school community a look into opportunities at ...

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History from Different Angles: South Asian America…

Join us for a day of archival outreach! February 23, 2019, 10am to 4 pmCharles E. Young Research Library South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more ...

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Nominate a Librarian for Librarian of the Year

The 2019 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs ...

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README Weekly Lab Hours

README Weekly Lab Hours

Join README during our weekly Lab Hours!  For the 2019 winter quarter through March 12th, members of README will be posted up in the IS Lab (Zone A) on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm. Each week, we will circulate a topic ...

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Digital Collections for Humanities and Social Scie…

Digital Collections for Humanities and Social Sciences Instruction at UCLA

January 31st, 2019, 2:30pmCharles E. Young Research LibraryMain Conference Room UCLA Library Special Collections will be hosting a workshop on available primary sources for teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. ...

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Conference Scholarship, Seminar on the Acquisition…

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs designed to advance ...

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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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