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

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 our guest as your schedules permit—we know your schedules are complicated, but spending just a few minutes introducing yourself to a senior colleague and hearing how they got where they are professionally can really pay off. (Between 25-33% of Tea Break encounters lead DIRECTLY to internship or post-MLIS job opportunities for our students.) And, of course, there will be treats. 

Here’s the stellar lineup of guests for the rest of the Winter quarter:

January 30 – **Susan Allen (PhD ’96) Director, California Rare Book School

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Academic and special library leadership, program management, victory-lap careers, continuing education for information professionals, or chocolate chip cookies

February 6 – Peter Sachs Collopy, University Archivist and Head of Archives & Special Collections, CalTech Library

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Science collections, institutional archives, the history of video technology in science, medicine, and society, or lemon bars

February 13 – **Teresa Soleau (MLIS ’09) – Digital Preservation & Library Systems Manager, J. Paul Getty Trust

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Managing born-digital materials in large-scale institutions, acquiring new digital skills post-graduation, or chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies

February 20 – Anthony Cunha, Founder and CEO, and Blake Blasingame, Film Services Manager, Duplitech

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Film and digital media enterprises, working with studios and streaming platforms, media asset management, or Bundt cake

February 27 – Howard Rootenberg, Owner, B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Transitioning out of a law career, the rare books business, or carrot cake

March 6 – Cory Fisher, Rights Manager & Archivist, Krishnamurti Foundation of America

ATTEND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN: Spiritual and philosophical special collections, putting an art-school degree to work in an archive, rights management and publication initiatives, or rhubarb snacking cake

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 local schools. The event is open to all, and warmly welcomes job candidates from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. 

There are often librarian, archivist, instructional/information technology, and administrative positions open at schools but it is rare to find informational or mentorship opportunities leading up to the application process. If you are interested in school librarianship or teaching, check it out. IS Alumna Elaine Levia would be happy to answer any questions about her experience as an independent school librarian.

To attend, you just have to RSVP with a resume by 2/15/19.  

History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California

Join us for a day of archival outreach!

February 23, 2019, 10am to 4 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library

South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more than 130 years, yet their stories are little known. Early immigrants from South Asia worked on farms and factories, helped build railroads, fought for India’s freedom from British rule, and struggled for equal rights at home. On Saturday, February 23rd, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), in partnership with UCLA, presents History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California, a one-day symposium about the earliest South Asian immigrants in California, featuring conversations with researchers, archivists, artists, and family members.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 
For a full program and to register, visit:

This event was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from UCLA Department of Information StudiesUCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), and UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

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 and relevant short news article through our website, IS-Net, and our listserv to better frame the conversation. If you have a topic or article suggestion, send it to or @ us on Twitter at @uclareadme

* * * * *

Topic for January 22: Menstrual Surveillance! This week we will be talking about the rise of “femtech” and, specifically, the proliferation of period apps that profit off of menstrual surveillance.

To help prep for the discussion, we’re reading “Period tracking apps are not for women” by Kaitlyn Tiffany (2018) and “Your menstrual app is probably selling data about your body” by Sarah Burke (2018). Though the first article is not as trans-inclusive as we would like, it will be a great springboard for our broader conversation about gender, technology, and intimate surveillance! Join us!

* * * * *

#READMELabHour on Twitter