About the IS Lab

The 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.


BioScience Images + Popular Culture

BioScience Images + Popular Culture

BioScience Images + Popular Culture, a new exhibit on the 1st and 4th floors of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, was generated as part of a Masters-level course in ...


2019 UCLA IS Internship Fair 

WhenFriday, April 12   &   Friday, April 1912-2pm WhereRooms 111, 121, and the IS LabGSE&IS Building WhatA networking event on two consecutive Friday afternoons, during which first- and second-year MLIS students meet with ...


Rewind & Hit Play, April 6

REWIND & HIT PLAYa day long mini-conference of past presentations, projects and researchSaturday, April 6th, 2019UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library RSVP TO ATTEND! For many students conferences can be unfeasible to ...


LA Women: Female Voices in Audio, March 14

LA Women: Female Voices in Audio, March 14

The Student Chapter of ARSC, with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and UCLA Graduate Students Association, invite you to attend LA WOMEN: FEMALE VOICES IN AUDIO, a ...


CFP, 6th Annual LILi Conference

Save the Date / Call for Proposals 6th Annual LILi Conference Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm Registration & Refreshments, 9:30am – 10:00am CSU Northridge Oviatt Library 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 Creating Connections: Extending Our ...


Nominations due March 15


Nominate a Librarian for Recognition

Nominate a Librarian for Recognition

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 ...


UCLA Center for the Study of Women Awards & G…

Now accepting applications from UCLA Graduate Students for 2018-2019 CSW Awards and Grants GRADUATE STUDENTS ·         Travel Grants  For UCLA graduate students to support their travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?

See the instructions here.

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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