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Roosevelt Weeks: Alumni Spotlight

Meet College Of Information alum Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Libraries for the Austin Public Library. He’s a 2014 graduate of the Master of Library Science program. As Director of the Austin Public Library he leads a team and library system which includes 20 branch locations, the History Center and a new Central Library.

Student Spotlight on Ashley Spears curation at President George W. Bush childhood home and museum

MLS student Ashley Spears of Midland, TX put an entire semester’s work into her first curated exhibit at the museum and childhood home of President George W. Bush. The exhibit called a “Friendship for a Lifetime, the Earle and Dottie Craig Collection.” The collection contains the exchange of pictures and letters between President George H.W. Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Craig. Some of the exhibit pieces date back to the 1960s. It took Spears months to gather all of the written exchanges between the couples.

ICKM charter member serves as keynote in 15th annual convention in Brazil

Information Science faculty member Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh served as the honored guest and keynote speaker at the 15th Anniversary of the International Council on Knowledge Management Conference program in Brazil. Dr. Hawamdeh reflected on the history of the organization and the future for Brazilians knowledge-based economy. This was the first ICKM conference held in South America.

Professor Emeritus Donald Cleveland

It is with deep sympathy we recognize the passing of Professor Emeritus Donald Cleveland of the Information Science Department. Professor Don Cleveland served the UNT and Denton Communities for many years. The college will pass along remembrance information as it becomes available. Please take a moment to read this letter from Donald’s partner and wife, Professor Ana Cleveland.

Message from Prof. Ana Cleveland:

Dear All:

Honoring the Life of Dr. Ken Ferstl

The College of Information offers condolences to the family, friends and former students of Dr. Ken Ferstl. Dr. Ferstl died on September 20, 2018 in Denton, TX.  He taught in the Library Science Department and School at the University of North Texas for more than 20 years.  In 1969, Ferstl was appointed an instructor in the School of Library & Information Sciences and was on the faculty until his retirement. Ferstl spent some time away from Denton in the early 1970’s when he left to study at Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his Ph.D.