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Department News

1/28/20
Valerie Nesset’s innovative approach to help people with different backgrounds collaborate led her to win a $451,667 grant to address a current problem at libraries and leave an enduring legacy: Help retirees create library programming they want. And, train librarians and their patrons to get good results together.
11/19/19
Heidi Julien, professor from the Department of Information Science, and other colleagues from universities in Canada have been awarded a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The grant will help fund a project exploring public library approaches to digital literacy.
10/15/19
Understanding the instructional practices of information literacy (IL) in community college libraries, as well as the perceptions of librarians and students regarding the IL needs of students, is a nationwide concern. Currently, community colleges account for over 50 percent of the institutions of higher education and these colleges educate nearly half of the post-secondary students.
8/27/19
Amy VanScoy, associate professor from the Department of Information Science, was collecting data in the United States when she decided to turn her research on librarians into an international study. “Personally, I find it ethnocentric if I only conduct studies in the United States,” said VanScoy. “I want to do research in other countries because there has to be some differences that we can learn from.” She is leading a global project across Slovenia, South Africa and the United States examining different librarian approaches to reference and information services (RIS).

School News

7/7/20
Officials in Oklahoma are turning to information science doctoral student Monica Rogers for local COVID-19 data modeling. Rogers, who was recently promoted to division chief of data and technology for the Tulsa Health Department, has worked in information science for more than a decade. Before the outbreak, she forecasted community health needs and the prevalence of chronic conditions. Rogers now monitors COVID-19-related infections, hospitalizations and deaths, and makes data models that help inform county decisions. Most recently, her focus is tracking the sharp increase in cases for Tulsa County—including the city of Tulsa—and its population of 650,000. In late June, weekly case counts were double that of earlier in the month. By June 24, she tallied a county total of 2,742.
6/23/20
Universities in China and South Korea are surging in the international race for world-class status, as schools in the East Asian nations are replacing U.S. institutions in international college rankings, according to new research led by Jaekyung Lee, PhD, UB GSE professor of counseling, school and educational psychology.
6/16/20
Stay-at-home orders implemented worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic worsened diets, sleep and physical activity for children with obesity, according to research co-authored by Myles Faith, PhD chair and professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education.
6/10/20

University at Buffalo higher education administration associate professor Nathan Daun-Barnett offers insights as the Class of 2020 nears graduation.