Thursday May 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM MST
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Lodge on the Desert 
306 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711

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Gina Macaluso 
University of Arizona School of Information 

Event Sponsors

  • School of Information
  • Knowledge River
  • The University of Arizona Libraries
  • Arizona Library Association (AzLA)

Scholarship Donors

  • Alice B. Good
  • Beta Phi Mu
  • Brooke Sheldon
  • E.A. Cheves
  • Ed and Kathy Curley
  • Ed Miller
  • Fay and Lawrence Clark Powell
  • Green Valley Friends of the Library
  • Hong Cui
  • H.W. Wilson Company
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Jana Bradley (Hazel and Joseph Rediger Best Graduate Student Paper Award) 
  • Jimmie Bevill
  • Knowledge River
  • Louise Stephens
  • Margaret Maxwell
  • Margaret May Caffall
  • Mary Ester Treat Clark
  • Patricia Montiel Overall (Ramona Elías and Francisco S. León Award for Language, Culture and Literacy)
  • Western Archaeological and Conservation Center (WACC)





The University of Arizona (UA) School of Information (iSchool) is proud to host our 5th Annual iSchool Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Lodge on the Desert.  Tickets for the event are $50 and guests will be treated to a 3-course meal.  There is limited availability, so please register soon!  The deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 10.

If you are interested, attendees will receive a special rate on a hotel room at the Lodge on the Desert for $109/night plus tax.  Please contact Michael Reyes at 520-320-2006.

The iSchool Awards Ceremony is a chance to recognize the scholastic achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni. Our special guest this year is Karen Williams, Dean of Libraries and Interim VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona.

We will celebrate many outstanding student achievements, including national achievements such as the IMLS-Rare Book School Fellowship and SALALM Conference scholarships. Many of our graduate students received fellowships throughout the country to gain hands-on experience in Arizona, California, and Virginia. The School of Information awarded 40 graduate assistantships and over $400,000 in financial aid for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.  Additionally, we are thrilled to honor our largest cohort of graduates in our new eSociety undergraduate program, as well as other undergraduate successes in the existing but newly-relocated BA and BS degrees in Information Science, Technology, and Arts.

About Karen Williams

Our special guest speaker is Karen Williams, Dean of Libraries and Interim VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona. She previously worked at the University of Minnesota as AUL for Research and Learning, and was a participant in the UCLA Senior Fellows Leadership Program. Karen has an MLS from the University of Michigan and a BA in English and Secondary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint. Her initial career focus was on creating strong roles for libraries in teaching and learning, followed by key work in scholarly communication, and for our students across the six programs, she represents a strong example of organizational leadership and community contribution.


The School of Information is appreciative of those who are unable to attend the Awards Ceremony, but would like to contribute a financial gift online.  We hope to see you at one of our future events!