The FIMS Graduate Library has been awarded the Ontario Library Association's Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award, recognizing them for their work in protecting digital privacy rights and educating students in digital privacy issues, academic freedom, and anti-surveillance technology.
(From Western News, January 25): When Drake first broke onto the music scene, he climbed the charts. Fast. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in 2010 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
FIMS faculty members have authored and edited a number of books over the last year, with works including an in-depth exploration of social media research methods, an examination of major crime coverage in Canada, a close look at the genuine experience of reading, and a collection of published essays.
Part of the FIMS Researcher Spotlight Series: Romayne Smith Fullerton, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, and colleague Professor Maggie Jones Patterson of Duquesne University, heard a story in 2009 that made a marked impression on them.