MLIS Student Megan Sallabedra Wins ARLIS/NA 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award

OAK CREEK, WI (March 28, 2019)— The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Student Advancement Awards.

Megan Sallabedra is the recipient of the Society’s 2018 Gerd Muehsam Award for her paper, “Finding the Material: Collecting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Ephemeral Works of Art,” written for Professor Maureen Whalen’sIntellectual Property for Librarians and Archivists course at UCLA’s Graduate School of Information Studies. The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), a distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students. Megan is a second-year student pursuing a Master’s of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The 2019 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award recipient is Jennifer Follen. A second-year graduate student at University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Jennifer will complete her 150-hour internship at the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin, where she will work on expanding access to visual resources for the ongoing project Writers Without Borders: Creating Global Access to the PEN International and English PEN Records (PEN). The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship.

The members of the 2018-2019 ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee were: Mario Ascencio, Jade Finlinson (chair), Stephanie Fletcher, Spyros Koulouris, Courtenay McLeland, Nancy Spiegel, Karly Wildenhaus, and Holly Wilson.

About the Art Libraries Society of North America
Founded in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic, international organization of more than 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, students, and others interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that encourages participation at all levels.

Lyndsay Bratton, ARLIS/NA Media Editor
Telephone: (860) 439-2729
For more information visit

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Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A

How do institutions add new materials to their collections?

The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an initial assessment, and starting a digitization project. The goal of the workshop is to provide practical experience in assessing, processing, digitizing, and managing gifted collections, especially within the context of a small repository.

Please join us at 12:30pm on May 2 in the IS Lab!

Ethical EdTech Inaugural Edit-a-thon: April 3, 11am-2 pm

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others!

Join us in Zone A in the IS Lab from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, April 3, to participate in Ethical EdTech’s first edit-a-thon event.

Ethical EdTech is a wiki collection of “tools that value user freedom, privacy, and control, so that these norms might become more easily within reach.” The edit-a-thon is an opportunity to help counter corporate-surveillance marketers by guiding others to useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs and aligned with UCLA GSEIS values.


Calligraphy Workshop, Horn Press

The Horn Press will be holding a calligraphy workshop on April 20th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in GSE&IS Room 121. We have invited Jane Shibata, a local artist and professor from Santa Monica College, to teach the workshop. She is also the Outreach contact for the Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.
There are 20 spots available for this workshop – while all are welcome to RSVP, priority will be given to students in the UCLA MLIS program. RSVPs will be accepted until April 8th, 2019.
Participants will be expected to stay for the entire workshop. There will be a $15 materials and instruction fee. Participants will be able to keep the calligraphy pens that were used in the workshop.
Please contact Yoonha Hwang at yhwang813 [@] for any questions or concerns.

UCLA Department of Information Studies MLIS program granted continued ALA accreditation status


The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has granted continued accreditation status through 2025 to the Department of Information Studies’ Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. 

“The ALA decision underscores our forward momentum and strategic direction as a department, and the outstanding value our programs deliver to our students and to the IS community at large. We look forward to continuing doing so with the passion, engagement, and intellectual rigor that has been the hallmark of our program for many years,” said Jean-François Blanchette, interim chair of the Department.

Continued accreditation is based on a comprehensive program evaluation that includes a Self-Study, External Review Panel Report, response to the External Review Panel Report, and a meeting with the COA. This outcome confirms that the MLIS program meets the rigorous standards set forth by ALA, which evaluate the excellence of a program’s administration, curriculum, faculty, finances, resources, students, and systematic planning.

The Department thanks the many individuals — students, faculty, staff, alumni, institutional leaders, etc.— who helped with the accreditation process, and would like to extend a special thanks to the following faculty and staff whose expertise contributed to the School’s successful continued accreditation: for compiling data and authoring sections of the Self-Study: Jonathan Furner, Anne Gilliland, Diana Ascher, Snowden Becker, Amy Gershon, Annie Lee, Michelle Maye, Justin Scott, and Andrew VanSchooneveld; For leadership of the core accreditation team that prepared the Self-Study: Jonathan Furner, Professor and immediate past Chair; and Johanna Drucker, Professor and incoming Chair;For representing our School at the COA meeting: Anne Gilliland, Associate Dean for Information Studies, and Jean-François Blanchette, Associate Professor and Interim Chair.


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 the Department of Information Studies. Historical Methodology of Information Studies: Historiography of Graphics and Visual Culture (IS 281, Seminar 2) was taught this quarter by Rose Roberto, Ph.D, and Russell Johnson, Curator of the History and Special Collections for the Sciences.

2019 UCLA IS Internship Fair

Friday, April 12   &   Friday, April 19

Rooms 111, 121, and the IS Lab
GSE&IS Building

A networking event on two consecutive Friday afternoons, during which first- and second-year MLIS students meet with representatives from potential internship sites. This long-standing tradition, hosted by the IS Department, is a great way to network with leaders in your field and plan the course of your career path.

***Plan to attend both networking sessions; only half of the internship sites can be accommodated at each session.***

Internships offer the opportunity to gain valuable, marketable skills. Start planning for Summer 2019 and/or Academic Year 2019-2020 and take advantage of the department’s long-standing relationships with IS internship sites and alumni.

All graduate students of the IS Department are strongly encouraged to attend. GSE&IS Faculty and Staff are encouraged to come network with LIS professionals and students. Anyone interested in LIS internship opportunities may also feel free to attend. 

Next Steps 
Attendee registration is encouraged, though not required. The more we know about those planning to attend, the better we are able to serve participants. Closer to the event, we will announce a complete list of participating sites and the days they are attending. We also have a method for those who cannot attend in person to participate. Finally, related preparatory workshops will be held leading up to the event, open to all.

Rewind & Hit Play, April 6

REWIND & HIT PLAYa day long mini-conference of past presentations, projects and research

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library


For many students conferences can be unfeasible to attend due to expense, geographic location, or scheduling conflicts. However, attending conferences is part of professional growth for both new and seasoned professionals. With the collaborative efforts of the UCLA Association of Moving Image Archivists(AMIA) Student Chapter, Los Angeles Archivists Collective (LAAC), UCLA Library, and the UCLA Department of Information Studies, Rewind & Hit Play brings together a selection of local scholars and professionals working in the field of media archiving to present work recently included in various conference programs that students may have missed.


  • Snowden Becker (MLIS Program Director, UCLA Department of Information Studies)
  • Jolene M. Beiser (Archivist for Special Collections, UC Irvine Special Collections & Archives)
  • Peter Sachs Collopy (University Archivist and Head, Archives & Special Collections, California Institute of Technology)
  • Caitlin Denny (Senior Media Archivist, Paramount Pictures)
  • Holly Rose McGee (Digital A/V Assistant, Getty Research Institute)
  • John William O’Neill (Archivist, Neil Young Archives)
  • Mark Quigley (Television Archivist, UCLA Film & Television Archive)

Rewind & Hit Play is open to all MLIS students, UCLA Library staff, librarians and archivists from all stages of their careers within and outside the UCLA community. This event is free to attend.

Special thanks to the Los Angeles Archivist Collective (LAAC) for promotional sponsorship and assistance with event planning; the UCLA Library for providing the event venue; and UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) proper, LAC Group, and the Society of California Archivists (SCA) for financial support.

EVENT CONTACT: Brianna Toth, UCLA AMIA Co-President,

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 panel discussion with Lenise Bent (audio engineer for Blondie, Steely Dan, Supertramp), Julie Bill (Director of Library Services at the Musicians Institute), Elizabeth Kirkscey (head of the music and audio preservation team at Paramount Pictures), and moderator Siri Luk (archive engineer at United Archiving, UCLA MLIS 2018).

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Moore Hall Reading Room (3340)

Light refreshments will be served!

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome, so please feel free to pass the info along to other departments.  

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 Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd

How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have an idea percolating that you would like to “workshop” with LILi conference participants for feedback…or perhaps gain a new instruction focused partnership?  Collaborations start with relationships and interactions between people.  By working beyond traditional boundaries libraries can deliver better instruction, outcomes and value for their patrons and communities. This has become especially important for today’s libraries regardless of type, size or location, allowing them to surpass what each could accomplish on their own. 

Lifelong learning and information literacy (IL) development occurs in countless contexts and communities, within and outside the library. LILi invites you to share your library or program’s innovative instruction-related collaborations and relationships by submitting proposals with practical application with potential for adoption across library types. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following, all as related to making connections in order to foster information literacy and empowerment:

  • Instructional outreach initiatives
  • Instruction-related programming for various populations, including children, teens, seniors, immigrants, English language learners, and other marginalized groups 
  • Workshops, one-shots, credit courses, and training sessions supporting students/users/patrons in online and face-to-face settings
  • Embedded librarianship collaborations
  • Teaching through community archiving
  • Teaching partnerships between libraries and advocacy organizations
  • Academic, school or public library instructional partnerships
  • News and media literacy
  • Digital citizenship 
  • Service learning initiatives
  • Guiding people through new methods of information discovery
  • Teaching with transformative technologies
  • Creating lifelong learning opportunities 
  • Unlearning, re-learning, decolonizing, or other relevant info-pedagogy
  • Building networks and engagement to promote information services and instruction
  • Local, international, and digital partnerships and best practices  

LILi invites you to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations with practical applications by March 22, 2019. Notification of acceptance by May 15, 2019.   

The conference will include a diversity of sessions including 10-20 minute presentations, brief lightning talks and poster sessions.  Please note your preferred presentation formats when prompted on the registration form.

Submit proposals here:

LILi Conference Code of Conduct:

Questions? Email Mary McMillan at or Annie Knight at cked0 List Tab