Event Highlights

** All In-Person Events Within Information Studies are currently postponed as of March 16, 2020. Alternative event information will be posted as it becomes available. **


Evidence and Human Rights in a Post Truth World, A Multidisciplinary Symposium, see dates below.

Each Thursday: IS Colloquium 


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


Academic Calendar, Winter 2020

Week 1 (January 6 – 10)

  • Monday, January 6: Instruction begins
Week 2 (January 13 – 17)
Week 3 (January 20 – 24)
  • Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Week 4 (January 27 – 31)
  • Thursday, January 30: Kathy Carbone, Lecturer and Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, “The Amplification Project: A Community-led Participatory Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action”. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, GSEIS 111.
Week 5 (February 3 – 7)
  • Thursday, February 6: Melissa Villa-Nicholas, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, ”Biotechnology and Data Citizens on the U.S. Mexico Border”. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, GSEIS 111.
Week 6 (February 10 – 14)
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020, Roderic Crooks, Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine, “Capture, calculate, loop: Post factum temporality in learning analytics”. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, GSEIS 111.
Week 7 (February 17 – 21) 
Week 8 (February 24 – 28)
  • Thursday, February 27: Anjali Arondekar, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies Department. University of California, Santa Cruz, “Great Expectations: Archives, Abundance, Geopolitics”. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, GSEIS 111.
Week 9 (March 2 – 6)
  • Thursday, March 5: Kristin B. Cornelius, “Audit Logs, Evidence and Accountability”. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, GSEIS 111.
Week 10 (March 9 – 13) 
  • Friday, March 13: Instruction Ends
Week 11 (Finals Week; March 16 – 20)



Recent Events (AY 2018-2019)

  • 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”
  • 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 – 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 – 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.