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USF SI at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International

 

USF SI’s East Coast Coordinator Maria Treadwell and Communication and Information Officer Jessica Voss attended the 2010 Miami Book Fair International this past weekend. USF SI’s  booth was a hit this year at the fair. The  interest in our programs by fair goers was very high. Many LIS adjuncts, alumni, and current students were excited to see our presence at the fair and stopped by to catch up with the staff. Over 75 prospective students were anxious to stop and get information on our master’s program.

Alumni Anthony Verdesca (1999) and Maria Treadwell

2008 grad, Katia Nunez (center) with her sister (left) and Maria Treadwell (right)

The Street Fair included the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work and the more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibits. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren kicked off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities. The street fair was full of surprises with performers on stilts and mariachis singing. Here are a few pictures we captured. To view more photos from the fair click here.

 

Dr. Sonia Wohlmuth, former USF LIS Instructor, Publishes “From Dialect to World Language: The Trajectory of Castillian”

USF World Languages Instructor, Dr. Sonia Wohlmuth has published an article titled, “From Dialect to World Language: The Trajectory of Castillian” in the 2010 issue of Cultural Perspectives on Film, Literature, and Language: Selected Proceedings of the 19th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film. You can download the article here.

Dr. Wohlmuth was member of the IS faculty from 1993-2010 and an active member of REFORMA..

~JV

LIS Adjunct Penny Beile Named EBSS Distinguished Librarian

School of Information LIS Adjunct Penny Beile was named the 2010 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award. Penny is currently the interim department head for reference services and department head of the Curriculum Materials Center at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries. To read more about this honor click here. You can also check out her personal website – http://pennybeile.net/Home.html.

~JV

USF SI Faculty, Maria Treadwell and Barbara Stites, on FLA Executive Board Slate for 2011

The FLA Executive Board announced the slate for the next election at its regular meeting on Friday, October 22. USF  IS Adjunct professor  Barbara Stites, Florida Gulf Coast University Library, is running for Vice-President/President-Elect . Dr. Stites was named USF SI  Jean Key Gates Distinguished Graduate in 2005.

USF SI East Coast Director, Maria Treadwell, is running for ALA Councilor.Mrs. Treadwell serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Library Association.

Elections will be held in late November/December 2010 so please vote for them if you are a member!

~JV

Director Dr. Jim Andrews and Adj. Professor Denise Shereff Present Paper at Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference

USF School of Information Director Dr. Jim Andrews and LIS Adjunct Denise Shereff are presenting their paper, “The Question about Questions: Is DC a Good Choice to Address the Challenges of Representation of Clinical Research Questions and Value Sets?” with their colleagues Timothy Patrick and Rachel Richesson at the DC-2010 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Conference.

Abstract: Question and answer sets are the core of clinical research. The [RD] PRISM (Patient Registry Item Specifications and Metadata for Rare Disease) project will provide a library of standardized questions across a broad spectrum of rare diseases that can be used for developing new registries and revising existing ones. Questions will be encoded using well-established clinical terminologies to enable cross-indication and cross-disease analyses, facilitate collaboration, and generate meaningful results for rare disease patients, physicians, and researchers. Encoded question and answer sets will also be indexed to facilitate information retrieval by subject matter, data type, and time interval. This project will outline issues and challenges related to indexing questions for future use and for data sharing; to explore possible metadata and terminological standards for indexing them; and, determine if Dublin Core (DC) is a viable alternative to be explored in a library of standardized rare disease research questions.

~JV