Please see the GSEIS Events Page for a calendar of upcoming events.

Saturday, December 1 (1-7:00pm) – Information Studies 60th Anniversary

Thursday, December 6 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Dr. Marcia Bates, Professor Emerita, UCLA Dept. of Information Studies, on “Designing Search Interfaces for our Inner Hunter-Gatherer: Getting Serious about Browsing.”

Thursday, December 13 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Audrey Bennett, Distinguished Scholar, University of Pretoria, Former College Art Association Professional Development Fellow, “Using Interactive Aesthetics to Engage Youth with the Heritage Algorithms Embedded in Gees Bend, Anishinaabe, Lakota, and Appalachian Quilts”


January TBD – The Kenneth Karmiole Symposium in Archival Studies

Thursday, January 10 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Lily Irani, Assistant Professor, Communication, Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies, University of San Diego, TBA

Thursday, January 17 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Roberto Hernández, Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University, “Colonially of the US/Mexico Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative”

Thursday, January 31 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Mizuko Ito, Director, Connected Learning Lab, University of California, Irvine, “Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning”

February TBD – Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Thursday, February 7 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Adrienne Benally, Doctoral Student, Claremont Graduate University, “The ‘Coloniality of Power’ in Tribal Fossil Energy Development: Examining the Navajo Nation’s 2013 Decision to Actively Engage in Coal Mining”

Friday, February 8 California Rare Book School Reception at California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Thursday, February 21 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Joe Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY), “It’s not for us, it’s for THEM”: Mexican-American Experiences with Their School Library”

Thursday, February 28 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – UCLA Labor Center, “Research Justice: Research from the Ground Up”

Thursday, April 11 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium Aomar Boum, Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, “Paper, Heat and Termites: The Private Manuscripts of Southern Moroccan Oases”

Sunday, May 19 (TBD) Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture, Grace Lin (author)

Thursday, May 23 (3:00-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, “Status Update: Online Content Moderation at Crisis Point”

Friday, May 30 (5:30 Reception | 6:30m Dinner) – Library Information Studies Alumni Association (LISSA) Spring Awards Dinner. Location: UCLA Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom. Annual alumni spring dinner with presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Detailed event information forthcoming.


Academic Calendar, Spring 2019

Week 0 (Mar 27-31)
Quarter begins — Wednesday, March 27
César Chávez Holiday — Friday, March 29

iSchool Conference — Sunday-Wednesday, March 31-April 3

Week 1 (Apr 1-7)

IS Faculty Meeting — Thursday, April 4

Week 2 (Apr 8-14)

Week 3 (Apr 15-21)

Week 4 (Apr 22-28)
SCA Annual Meeting — Sunday-Wednesday, April 24-27

Week 5 (Apr 29 – May 5)
IS Faculty Meeting — Thursday, May 2

Week 6 (May 6-12)

Week 7 (May 13-19)

Week 8 (May 10-26)

Week 9 (May 27 – Jun 2)
Memorial Day Holiday — Monday, May 27

Week 10 (Jun 3-9)
IS Faculty Meeting — Thursday, June 6
Instruction ends — Friday, Jun 7

Week 11 (Finals Week; Jun 10-14)
SLA Annual Conference — Thursday-Tuesday, June 13-18
Quarter ends — Friday, June 14


Recent Events

Friday, August 17 (6-8:00pm)SAA Conference Reception, Roofer’s Union Restaurant, Washington D.C.

Thursday, September 13 (5-7:00pm) Maryanne Wolf Book Event

Tuesday, October 2 (12:30pm) – Student Chapter of SAA general meeting, IS Lab

Tuesday, October 9 (12:30-1:30pm) Student Chapter of SLA general meeting, Room 121

Thursday, October 11 (5-7:00pm) – Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Alberto Manguel (Former Director of the National Library of Argentina)

Thursday, October 11 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Gato Negro Ediciones, Independent Press, Mexico City, “South of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones”

Wednesday, October 17 (12:30pm-1:00pm) – Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA meeting, IS Lab

Thursday, October 18 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Julia Hause, Assistant Archivist, Sisters of Social Services of Los Angeles, “Murky Waters: The Revival of the Salton Sea History Museum”

Friday, October 19 (9-5:00pm) – Refugee Rights in Records Symposium

Friday, October 19 (6-8:00pm) – UCLA SLA Chapter Happy Hour, off campus

Thursday, October 25 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Ana Carolina de Moura Delfim Maciel, Research, Memory Center, State University of Campinas, President, Brazilian Oral History Association, “Mind Palace or Memory Palace”

Tuesday, November 6 (7:30pm-10:30pm) – Movie Screening Event: The Cleaners

Thursday, November 8 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Gregory Rolan, Research Fellow, Monash University, ” Participatory Recordkeeping and the Rights in Records by Design Project”

Thursday, November 15 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Patrik Svensson, Professor, Humanities and Information Technology, Umeå University, Visiting Professor, Digital Humanities, UCLA, “Human/istic Infrastructure”

Monday, November 26 (5:00pm, room 245) – Student Governing Board meeting 

Monday, November 26 (7:00pm, Moore Hall Reading Room 3340) – Hillbillies Out West: Early Country Music Recording in California, 1928-1941 with Association for Recorded Sound Collections President Cary Ginell

Thursday, November 29 (3-5:00pm) – IS Colloquium – Veronica Barassi, Lecturer, Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University, “Data and Citizenship: Critical Questions and Research Perspectives from the Margins”