Faculty & Staff Stories

Faculty & Staff Stories


Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

Faculty & Staff/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

Dr. Yan Ma has been leading a scholar in the field of visual literacy for library and information science. She is the Guest Editor of the Journal of Visual Literacy to respond to the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Dr. Ma’s pioneering course LSC544 Visual Information Science created in 1999 prepares students […]

GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

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GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

Lauren Mandel, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School, is leading the way in making public libraries easier to use for everyone. Her current research on way-finding in libraries (how people orient and navigate in space) could help people find information faster and easier, reducing the “library […]

Honoring Dr. Donna Gilton

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Honoring Dr. Donna Gilton

Dr. Gilton retires after 23 years at the University of Rhode Island

Navigating the Library

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Navigating the Library

Lauren Mandel examines library wayfinding

Young Library Leader

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Young Library Leader

Stefanie Metko leads a new generation of librarians into the future at GSLIS.

Welcome Lauren Mandel

Faculty & Staff/ Library & Information Studies

Welcome Lauren Mandel

As a new addition to the Harrington School, Professor Lauren Mandel has already displayed a curiosity and tenacity for research and collaborating amongst her peers. Currently, Mandel is investigating children’s spatial information needs as they navigate school libraries with her colleague, Dr. Melissa P. Johnston. This research was presented on the 10th of March at […]