[LISdocstudents] Amalia at Maryland iSchool

Ann Marie Graf anngraf at uwm.edu
Wed May 22 12:51:41 EDT 2013


Just curious Amalia - do you have a bachelors or masters in a humanities area? We at the iSchool at UW-Milwaukee are required to construct a minor area, either from within the iSchool (Organization, Policy, or Retrieval) or without. I'm still trying to figure out my minor concentration and am attracted to history, which would align with my particular research, but I don't have a background in history.

Thanks.

Ann M. Graf
PhD Student
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Phone: (414) 526-0802
Fax: (414) 229-6699

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Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 16:05:08 -0400
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Hi Nicole (and all),

I'm Amalia, PhD student (hopefully candidate as of June) at the iSchool,
University of Maryland.

In our PhD program, we're approximately 25-30 people, but only 3 of us
really doing Archives and/or Records Management. Our program has a really
strong social sciences focus, so many doctoral students do this kind of
research (for example, many people do Public Policy, Citizen Science, Human
Computer Interaction, and many do research more towards Information
Science--such as natural language processing, topic modeling, machine
learning etc.).

While I do not know for sure, I know that maybe about 1/3 (as Jonathan
mentioned too) will apply for faculty positions in iSchools--other people
might go into industry, government etc.

What I see as an advantage for the type of research I do (combining
information studies with humanities) is that many people combine two
disciplines, and so can be "marketable" to two different departments. I see
myself as applying to History departments too, or having a joint
appointment.

Regards,
Amalia S. Levi
iSchool, UMD

>
>
>
>
> On 2013-05-18, at 01:03, Nicole Gaston wrote:
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> I'm Nicole and I'm in the final stages of  PhD in Information Studies at
> Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
> I plan to submit before the end of July and will hopefully successfully
> defend my thesis before the end of the year.
>
> The LIS programme here in NZ is very small - Victoria is the only
> university in the country with a MIS programme and there are only about 8
> or 9 people doing PhDs in information studies/LIS topics at the moment.
>  Most of my cohort are not New Zealanders - and the majority of them have
> arrangements with their home country universities to return to lecturing
> jobs once they have completed their PhDs here.
>
> I'm just wondering if any other members of this list can comment on the
> size of their LIS PhD cohort at their universities?
> I'm trying to get an idea of how many people will be applying for upcoming
> lecturing/academic positions within the next year :)
>
> My perception (which may be completely wrong) is that within LIS finding
> academic positions may be slightly less difficult than other disciplines.
>  For example, an associate of mine nearing PhD completion in the School of
> Architecture told me he has 15 other colleagues just within his own school
> who will be looking for academic positions in the next year.     At least
> in this part of the world, we don't have that many people doing PhDs in
> LIS.  WIthin my school, I may be the only LIS PhD trying to find an
> entry-level academic posting within the last 2 years and for next 3 years.
>  However, most likely the number of architecture programmes worldwide
> outnumber MLIS/MIS/LIS programmes.
>
> What is the situation in the rest of the world?
> What do you plan to do once you finish your PhDs?
>
> On a somewhat related topic, this is an interesting article from the
> Economist a few years ago about the state of PhD education and hope of
> employment:
>
>
> http://www.economist.com/node/17723223?fb_ref=activity
> Hopefully this article doesn't put any new-ish students off continuing the
> PhD journey!!
>
>
> Warm regards,
> Nicole
>
>
>
> Nicole Marie Gaston, MLIS
> nicolemgaston at gmail.com<mailto:nicolemgaston at gmail.com>
> nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz<mailto:nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz>
>
> Doctoral student in Information Studies
> School of Information Management
> 23 Lambton Quay, Rutherford House 506
> Victoria University of Wellington
> New Zealand
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Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:14:22 -0400
From: Eve Bigras <eve.paquette-bigras at umontreal.ca>
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Bonjour tout le monde,

I'm ?ve and I'm a first year PhD student at the ?cole de 
biblioth?conomie et des sciences de l'information. A French-speaking 
ALA-accredited LIS department at the Universit? de Montr?al located, 
well, in Montr?al, Qu?bec, Canada.

There are about 15 other PhD students or PhD candidates in my IS 
program. Here's a list of every one of them and their research subject: 
http://www.ebsi.umontreal.ca/recherche/nos-etudiants-au-doctorat/

Some want to get an academic position after their degree, some don't, 
many have no idea if they want to or not, and one has one already. It 
doesn't say much about the/your future. But, if you take a look at our 
professors resumes, most of them have a PhD + a postdoc. Plus they have 
published, published and published.

If you stop by Montreal, you're welcome to come visit us at the ?cole. 
Maybe you would want to apply for an academic position here.

Cordialement,

?ve Paquette-Bigras
?tudiante au doctorat en sciences de l'information
?cole de biblioth?conomie et des sciences de l'information
Universit? de Montr?al
514-343-6111 poste 3045


Le 2013-05-20 16:05, Amalia S. Levi a ?crit :
> Hi Nicole (and all),
>
> I'm Amalia, PhD student (hopefully candidate as of June) at the 
> iSchool, University of Maryland.
>
> In our PhD program, we're approximately 25-30 people, but only 3 of us 
> really doing Archives and/or Records Management. Our program has a 
> really strong social sciences focus, so many doctoral students do this 
> kind of research (for example, many people do Public Policy, Citizen 
> Science, Human Computer Interaction, and many do research more towards 
> Information Science--such as natural language processing, topic 
> modeling, machine learning etc.).
>
> While I do not know for sure, I know that maybe about 1/3 (as Jonathan 
> mentioned too) will apply for faculty positions in iSchools--other 
> people might go into industry, government etc.
>
> What I see as an advantage for the type of research I do (combining 
> information studies with humanities) is that many people combine two 
> disciplines, and so can be "marketable" to two different departments. 
> I see myself as applying to History departments too, or having a joint 
> appointment.
>
> Regards,
> Amalia S. Levi
> iSchool, UMD
>
>
>
>
>
>     On 2013-05-18, at 01:03, Nicole Gaston wrote:
>
>     Hello everybody,
>
>     I'm Nicole and I'm in the final stages of  PhD in Information
>     Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
>     I plan to submit before the end of July and will hopefully
>     successfully defend my thesis before the end of the year.
>
>     The LIS programme here in NZ is very small - Victoria is the only
>     university in the country with a MIS programme and there are only
>     about 8 or 9 people doing PhDs in information studies/LIS topics
>     at the moment.  Most of my cohort are not New Zealanders - and the
>     majority of them have arrangements with their home country
>     universities to return to lecturing jobs once they have completed
>     their PhDs here.
>
>     I'm just wondering if any other members of this list can comment
>     on the size of their LIS PhD cohort at their universities?
>     I'm trying to get an idea of how many people will be applying for
>     upcoming lecturing/academic positions within the next year :)
>
>     My perception (which may be completely wrong) is that within LIS
>     finding academic positions may be slightly less difficult than
>     other disciplines.  For example, an associate of mine nearing PhD
>     completion in the School of Architecture told me he has 15 other
>     colleagues just within his own school who will be looking for
>     academic positions in the next year.     At least in this part of
>     the world, we don't have that many people doing PhDs in LIS.
>      WIthin my school, I may be the only LIS PhD trying to find an
>     entry-level academic posting within the last 2 years and for next
>     3 years.  However, most likely the number of architecture
>     programmes worldwide outnumber MLIS/MIS/LIS programmes.
>
>     What is the situation in the rest of the world?
>     What do you plan to do once you finish your PhDs?
>
>     On a somewhat related topic, this is an interesting article from
>     the Economist a few years ago about the state of PhD education and
>     hope of employment:
>
>
>     http://www.economist.com/node/17723223?fb_ref=activity
>     Hopefully this article doesn't put any new-ish students off
>     continuing the PhD journey!!
>
>
>     Warm regards,
>     Nicole
>
>
>
>     Nicole Marie Gaston, MLIS
>     nicolemgaston at gmail.com
>     <mailto:nicolemgaston at gmail.com><mailto:nicolemgaston at gmail.com
>     <mailto:nicolemgaston at gmail.com>>
>     nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz
>     <mailto:nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz><mailto:nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz
>     <mailto:nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz>>
>
>     Doctoral student in Information Studies
>     School of Information Management
>     23 Lambton Quay, Rutherford House 506
>     Victoria University of Wellington
>     New Zealand
>
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