Saturday, 21 April 2007

Graduation Day 2007

Graduation 2007 Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

It was graduation day yesterday, a very special day for staff and students at the School.

After all the hard work (we're talking blood, sweat and tears here) graduation day is often the culmination of several years of study. Accepting your degree in front of your family, your peers, your teachers, is the recognition that effort deserves.

Given that all our courses are taught by distance education, it feels particularly special to have students here on the campus to accept their degrees. It's the acknowledgement of a relationship with the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University which has been challenging, stimulating and ultimately rewarding.

Damian Lodge elected to ALIA Board of Directors

Damian Lodge Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

Congratulations to School of Information Studies lecturer, Damian Lodge, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Australian Library and Information Association!

Damian has a background in academic library management and is currently working hard on a PhD exploring organisational culture in libraries. Damian is sure to do a sterling job in his new role, which will allow the profession to benefit from his many talents.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Kylie Hanson

It was with sadness that School of Information Studies staff learned of the passing of Kylie Hanson on January 22, 2007. Kylie was a member of the SIS academic team for 7 years from 1996 to 2002 and taught a number of subjects for the Teacher Librarianship courses, including ETL402 Literature in Education, ETL501 Information Environment and ETL525 Knowledge Management, and was heavily involved in the development of the professional practice program for TL and LIM students.

Over the past 2 1/2 years Kylie battled with 3 different types of cancer. During the last few months her health declined dramatically and, thankfully, she passed away peacefully in her own home with her sister and brother by her side. The Australian School Library Association (NSW) website ( has published a vale detailing Kylie’s contribution to the teacher librarianship profession both in Australia and internationally.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

People at the School of Information Studies

People at the School of Information Studies Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

We're a fairly international bunch here at the School of Information Studies. Joy McGregor, our Acting Head of School, is Canadian. We've got Kiwis, Aussies of course, Irish, English, Scots.

The advantage is an international outlook on information studies in theory and practice. For those keen to work managing information in a globalised world, a diversity of perspectives is certainly to be valued.