A Year-long Event Series for the Los Angeles Community in honor of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ 60th Anniversary

Information and RSVP

Details for each event can be found on this page.

For more information, please call (310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

Thursday, September 11, 5pm, UCLA Northwest Auditorium

Maryanne Wolf

Author, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF currently directs the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and is working with the Dyslexia Center at the UCSF Medical School and with Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Initiative, which she co-founded. Formerly, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, where she was the director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research. She is the recipient of multiple research and teaching honors, including the highest awards by the International Dyslexia Association and the Australian Learning Disabilities Association. She is the author of Proust and the Squid (Harper), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press), and more than 160 scientific publications.

“Reader, Come Home is a clarion call for parents, educators, and technology developers to work to retain the benefits of reading independent of digital media.”

“In this profound and well-researched study of our changing reading patterns, Wolf presents lucid arguments for teaching our brain to become all-embracing in the age of electronic technology. If you call yourself a reader and want to keep on being one, this extraordinary book is for you.”

To RSVP: maryannewolfatucla.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 11, 5pm, UCLA Northwest Auditorium

Alberto Manguel

Former Director, National Library of Argentina
Author, The Library at Night and Packing My Library

ALBERTO MANGUEL is an Argentinian-Canadian writer, translator, editor and critic, born in Buenos Aires in 1948. He has published several novels, including News From a Foreign Country Came, and All Men Are Liars, and non-fiction, including Packing My Library, Curiosity, With Borges, A History of Reading, The Library at Night and (together with Gianni Guadalupi) The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. He has received numerous international awards, among others the Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters from France, the Formentor Prize and the Alfonso Reyes Prize in 2017, and the Gutenberg Prize 2018. He is doctor honoris causa of the universities of Ottawa and York in Canada, Liège in Belgium, and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. Until August of 2018, he was the director of the National Library of Argentina.

To RSVP: https://albertomanguelatucla.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Northwest Auditorium, UCLA Campus

Complimentary parking available in
Sunset Village Parking Structure


ADMISSION IS FREE. Seating is limited. Advance RSVP required.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UCLA Department of Information Studies 60th Anniversary

Reunion and Symposium

For program detailshttp://is.gseis.ucla.edu/is-60th-anniversary-event-page/

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

February 8, 2019

California Rare Book School Reception

California International Antiquarian Book Fair

More information and details to come.

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu


February 12, 2019

The Kenneth Karmiole Symposium in Archival Studies

Archival Explorations in Computational Treatments of Justice, Human Rights and Cultural Heritage Records with Dr. Richard Marciano

In this presentation Dr. Marciano will discuss ways in which computational thinking can be “infused” into archival studies education. This will be illustrated through a case study on the automatic detection of personally identifiable information (PII) in Japanese-American WWII Incarceration Camp Records.  Topics discussed will include: digital curation, design and construction of computational models, transparency, and algorithmic accountability.

Dr. Richard Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). Prior to that, he conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for over a decade. His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. He is also the 2017 recipient of Emmett Leahy Award for achievements in records and information management. With international partners, he has launched a Computational Archival Science (CAS) initiative to explore the opportunities and challenges of applying computational treatments to archival and cultural content. He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and conducted a Postdoc in Computational Geography.

Date: Tuesday, February 12

Time: 5pm Reception | 6pm Lecture

Location: Legacy Room, Luskin Conference Center

Parking:  Parking Structure 8

Complimentary parking permits will be available at the UCLA Parking Booth:
550 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

RSVP here

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations for any questions at

310-206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu


February 21, 2019

Lecture and Conversation |

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Hosted by UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the UCLA Library


CARLA HAYDEN was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.


Prior to her latest post she served, since 1993, as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children’s librarian from 1973 to 1979.


Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

February 21, 2019

5:00 PM Pre-Reception

6:00 PM – Carla Hayden in conversation with

Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UCLA Ed&IS

Christine Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies

Virginia Steel, UCLA University Librarian


Lenart Auditorium, The Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Drive North

Complimentary parking in Lot 4

To RSVP for this lecture, please visit: https://uclacarlahayden.eventbrite.com/

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu


The Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture, 2019

Grace Lin

GRACE LIN, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” Her most recent novel “When the Sea Turned to Silver” was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

4:00 PM | Lecture

5:00 PM | Reception

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson Schol of Management

Complimentary Parking available in Structure 4

To RSVP, please visit: https://2019sayers.eventbrite.com

Please contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations with any questions.

(310) 206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu

May 30, 2019

2019 IS Alumni Annual Spring Dinner

The UCLA Library & Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA) and the UCLA Department of Information Studies cordially invite you to the 2019 LISAA Spring Awards Dinner.

This year the annual event will celebrate the achievements of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Sandra Hirsh (Ph.D.’96).

The event will also be honoring the graduating IS Class of 2019 and will feature keynote speaker Greg Lucas, California State Librarian.


2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner 

Sandra Hirsh (Ph.D. ‘96)

Dr. Sandra Hirsh has served as Director and Professor of the School of Information at San José State University, which offers 100% online graduate programs with more than 1800 students, since 2010. In this role, she has shepherded the School through a name change and through reaccreditation as the first 100% online MLIS program to go through the process. She led the School during the development of new certificate programs and a new master degree, as well as a virtual research center. Prior to joining San Jose State University, she worked in the Silicon Valley in R&D and consumer product development for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She previously was an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Resources & Library Science at the University of Arizona.

Throughout her career, she has focused on global initiatives and continuing professional development. She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series. She served as the president of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). She is currently serving as the co-chair of the IFLA Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning standing committee, the American Library Association Council representative for the International Relations Roundtable, and advisory board member for the Center for the Future of Libraries. In California, she serves on the Califa Board and on the CLA Developing Leaders in California Libraries Board. She also has been a local advocate for libraries in her community; she served for 6 years each on the Palo Alto Library Advisory Committee and Library Bond Measure Oversight Advisory Board.

She is the editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction, a foundational textbook for the information professions; the second edition was published in March 2018. She and her colleague Susan Alman are co-Principal Investigators of an IMLS-funded project to determine the feasibility of using blockchain technology in libraries. Their forthcoming book will be published as Blockchain, book #3 in the ALA Future Series. She holds two U.S. patents for work that she did when she was at Microsoft. In the past few years, she was a Salzburg Fellow and a visiting scholar at Rikkyo University in Japan. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and a MLIS degree from the University of Michigan.


2019 LISAA Spring Dinner Keynote Speaker

Greg Lucas, California State Librarian

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Greg Lucas California’s 25th State Librarian in May 2014. Previously, Greg was the bureau chief for the San Francisco Chronicle and covered politics and policy at the State Capitol for nearly 20 years.

The State Library – California’s version of the Library of Congress – invests $10 million annually in local libraries to develop innovative and efficient ways to serve communities, including investment to improve high-speed internet access and goal of library cards in the hands of every school-age child in the state.

Greg has degrees from Stanford University (B.A. communications), USC (M.A. professional writing) and recently attained his Masters in Information Science from San Jose State University.

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Carnesale Commons, Palisades Room (350 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095)

To RSVP, please contact the GSE&IS Office of External Relations at (310) 206-0375 or via email at alumni@gseis.ucla.edu by May 22, 2019.

Cost: UCLA Information Studies Alumni and Friends: $25 | UCLA Students: $10.  Complimentary for the Class of 2019 with RSVP.

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in Sunset Village for the event.