Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

Contributing groundbreaking innovation and thought-leadership to library and information science.

Research Projects

Improving Data Discovery at the National Anthropological Archives: Pilot Study and National Survey

Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Investigator(s): Joshua A. Bell (National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Based on a three-year fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation, this research seeks to improve the discovery of anthropological archives for users. Current work includes exploring data reuse based on a national survey undertaken in 2018-2019 with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the American Anthropological Association.

Connecting small and rural libraries to connected learning

Principal Investigator(s): Mega Subramaniam
Providing continuing education opportunities to library staff in small and rural libraries on how to embed connected learning (CL) principles into teen programs and services.

Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Piloting an online national collaborative network of educators and practitioners to enable the sharing and dissemination of computational case studies and lesson plans through an open source, cloud-based interactive platform based on Jupyter Notebooks.

Library and Information Science News

UMD Faculty and Alumni Honored as Movers and Shakers Class of 2021

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Brenda Johnson-Perkins, Jennifer Sturge, and Nini Beegan are among the Library Journal’s distinguished group of innovators shaping the future of libraries.

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide. Join the conversation 4/30 or request a talk. 

UMD iSchool Takes #4 Spot in U.S. Rankings

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Library and information studies, youth services, and information systems are among programming areas to earn top-five rankings.