FSU collaboration to help librarians serve those with autism spectrum disorder

The Florida State University has received a $573,554 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a collaborative project between the PALM Center at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) and the Autism Institute at the College of Medicine. Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) is a two-year program …

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FSU-SLIS student chapter recognized for second year by ALA

The Florida State University student chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) has won the 2012-2013 Runner-Up for the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. The news comes after receiving top honors last year as the ALA’s 2011-2012 Student Chapter of the Year. “Despite it being a largely virtual group, our chapter has once …

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LIS luminary Wedgeworth presents “Size Matters: iSchools & Other LIS Programs,” at FSU-SLIS on April 10

The School of Library & Information Studies at The Florida State University proudly invites you to a presentation by Robert Wedgeworth, “Size Matters: iSchools & Other LIS Programs,” Wed., April 10. The event is co-sponsored by University Libraries and the Friends of the FSU Libraries. RENOWNED LEADER. Highly recognized as a leading librarian, library educator …

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SLIS star Williams ('09) continues to shine

SLIS alumna Ginger Williams (MSLIS, ‘09), a reference librarian at Valdosta State University, received a promotion to assistant professor. In recognition of her accomplishments as an instructor during the past three years, she was also awarded credit toward tenure. Williams’ specialization at the university’s Odum Library is also changing—from coordinating the embedded librarian program to …

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Delta Zeta chapter pledges $50K endowment for Integrated Pre-School Program

The FSU Alpha Sigma chapter of Delta Zeta sorority has pledged $10,000 per year for the next five years toward the School of Communication Science & Disorder’s planned Integrated Pre-School Program. The news comes following the chapter’s early completion of a five-year, $25,000 endowment for the L.L. Schendel Clinic through their Hamburgers for Hearing program. …

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“Scholarly Communications and Open Access at FSU—Balancing Research and Practice,” Wednesday, March 20: In person or online!

This Wednesday, March 20, Florida State University’s first-ever scholarly communication librarian, Micah Vandegrift, presents “Scholarly Communications and Open Access at FSU—Balancing Research and Practice,” 3-4 p.m., Room 206, Louis Shores Building, FSU campus, followed by a reception from 4-5 p.m. Remote viewers will be able to attend by joining an online Blackboard Collaborate session that …

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New funding for SCSD Professor Juliann Woods

Two projects from SCSD Professor Juliann Woods have recently received funding: Autism Spectrum Specialized Education and Training (ASSET), the federally funded personnel preparation project designed to build the capacity of speech-language pathology graduate students specializing in the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, was awarded funding for a fourth time. Over …

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