Past Regional Meetings
Below are descriptions of past Regional Meetings. If you would like additional information on the meetings, please contact us.
3-4? January, 2019
University of Cambodia
Phnom?Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
THEME:?Effective Learning in Low-Tech Information Environments
ABOUT THE MEETING
A low-technology or low-tech information environment is one with relatively unsophisticated technological development or equipment. For example, many institutions operate in areas with little or no Internet access or operate in infrastructure-light but mobile-heavy environments.
Even with rapid developments in technological infrastructure in many parts of the world, low-tech information environments persist for many reasons. For instance, institutional cultures and mindsets simply do not support organisational changes in information technology; the push for greener and healthier information practices may sometimes favour low-technological environment; or the lack of infrastructure or resources may render organisations and institutions to adopt adaptable and often low-tech solutions.
This regional conference will focus on effective learning in such contexts. We are interested in (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Learning in low-tech information environments across different organisational contexts
- Case studies of information worlds, cultures, social dynamics, and access from the Asia-Pacific region
- Green information systems and learning
- Implementation of high-tech information and technological strategies in low-tech environments
- Pedagogical approaches, models, and theories for effective learning in low-tech environments
- Learning in formal and informal low-tech settings
- Strategies and challenges for learning in low-tech information environments
- Evaluation and assessment of learning in low-tech environments
- Research methods, ethics and implementation of learning in low-tech environments
- Innovation of learning in low-tech information environments
- The future of learning in low-tech environments
We invite papers, posters, panels and workshop submissions centred on this theme from or relating to the Asia-Pacific region. Work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes will also be of interest. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs). Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for an accepted paper to be part of the proceedings.
Opportunities for publications?Papers accepted by this conference will be invited to publish in a special issue in the following journals:
- Information and Learning Sciences
- Data and Information Management
- Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries
- Education for Information
The three best conference papers (short or full) accepted by this conference will be nominated for submission to JASIST, a top journal in Information Science and Technology. These 3 papers need to be enriched, expanded and/or extended before they can be submitted to JASIST. To maximize the chance of having these papers accepted by JASIST, three experienced researchers, who have published in JASIST before, will be invited to provide mentorship to the authors of these conference papers. However, the 3 papers will still need to go through the regular rigorous peer review process of the journal.
Authors may also enhance their short papers or posters and submit them as full paper for the ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2019 (a major international conference in Information Science) to be held in Australia.
Sponsored by the ASIS&T European Chapter
4 October, 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 10:30 ?Registration
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome?
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC
Michael Seadle, Professor and Director HEADT Centre,?Humboldt- Universit?t zu Berlin & Executive Director, iSchools
10:45 – 12:30??LIS in Europe:
The History of Library and Information Science in Europe
Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan, IRSIC – Aix-Marseille University
European Library & Information Science Map
Christine Meschede, Universit?t Düsseldorf?
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter
12:30 – 13:30 ? Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:00 Student?Lightning Talks
14:00 – 14:30 Exploring Digital Data; Intelligence, Forensics, and Preservation
Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow
14:30 – 15:00 Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information Professionals
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC
Michael Seadle, Professor and Director HEADT Centre,?Humboldt- Universit?t zu Berlin & Executive Director, iSchools
15:00 – 15:30?ASIS&T Strategic Directions
Lynn Sillipigni Connaway, ASIS&T President
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter
15:30 – 16:00 Final Colloquium and Wrap Up
Innovations in 21st-Century Information Services
Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Main Auditorium/Conference Room 1A
96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Accommodations:?DoubleTree Suites Columbus Downtown
|09:00-09:15am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lynn Silipigni Connaway,
|09:15-10:45am||Panel: "The Right to be Forgotten and the Impact on Digital Collections"
Moderator: Virginia Dressler
Jen Johnson (Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio/DPLA),
Cindy Kristof (Copyright Librarian, Kent State University),
Aaron O'Donovan (Digitization and Local History Librarian, Columbus Metro Libraries),
Jenni Salamon (Ohio Digital Newspapers, Ohio History Connection),
Jane Wildermuth (Head of Digital Initiatives,
Wright State University Libraries)
|11:00-12:00pm||Keynote: "Public Libraries: A Future With Purpose"
Patrick Losinski, CEO Columbus Metropolitan Library
|12:00-12:45pm||Lunch (Conference Room 1A)|
|12:45-1:45pm||"Communicating Library Impact Beyond Library Walls: A Collaborative Effort"
Lynn Silipigni Connaway,
|1:45-3:15pm||Panel: "Evolving Landscapes in Academic and Public Libraries"
Alison Armstrong (Associate Director for Research & Education, OSU Libraries),
Tim Kambitsch (Director, Dayton County Metropolitan Library),
George Needham (Director, Delaware County District Libraries),
Terry Reese (Head of Digital Initiatives,
|3:30-4:30pm||Panel: "Big Data Management and Digital Privacy"
Amanda Rinehart (Data Management Services Librarian, Ohio State University),
Pete Pascuzzi (Health &
Life Sciences Librarian, Purdue University)
Kayla Siddell (Data Curation Librarian,
Indiana State University)
Amanda Rinehart (Ohio State University)
IUPUI’s Department of Library and Information Science specializes in fostering collaborative learning from a distance. We create an environment that allows you to work from home or wherever you need to be. In our online classes you’ll create technology plans, develop leadership strategies, build web pages, and organize and preserve information in digital libraries. To broaden your technology skill set, you can take additional courses?through the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Our Master of Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, is offered 100% online and specializes in fostering collaborative learning from a distance.
The iSchool at Kent State University has evolved over its 60+ year history to serve the ever-changing needs of information professionals and the organizations that seek to employ them. As early as 1946, Kent State University began offering undergraduate courses in library and information science. Today the iSchool offers two master’s degrees entirely online, participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, boasts a faculty of world-renowned researchers and is the largest graduate program at the University.
Friday, March 3, 2017
OCLC Conference Center
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395 US
Maps and Directions
|Program & Schedule|
|8:30-9:00am||Arrival, check-in and social|
|9:00-9:15am||Introduction & Welcome by ASIS&T President Lynn Silipigni Connnaway|
|9:15-9:45am||Developing Services to Support New Needs: Academic Librarians’ Experiences with Research Data
Management Programs, Ixchel Faniel
|9:45-10:15am||Evolving Support for Research Information Management, Rebecca Bryant|
|10:30-11:30am||The Library in the Life of the User, Lynn Silipigni Connaway|
|11:30-12:30pm||Library Linked Data: Where Things Stand, Jean Godby|
|Afternoon Workshops (choose one)|
|1:30-5:00pm||Visitors and Residents Interactive Mapping Exercise Workshop, Lynn Silipigni Connaway and William Harvey|
|1:30-5:00pm||Taxonomy Workshop, Joseph Busch|
|5:15-5:45pm||Tour of OCLC Facility?(Kilgour Building)|
Developing Services to Support New Needs: Academic Librarians’ Experiences with Research Data Management Programs
Evolving to meet new needs within scholarly communities, academic libraries have begun to provide programs to support scholars’ research data management (RDM) needs. Many believe that librarians are uniquely suited to support scholars throughout the research cycle—from the inception of a research project to the dissemination of results. This presentation highlights findings from a qualitative study examining librarians’ RDM experiences. Interviews with academic library professionals in the United States indicate five factors of influence that facilitate or constrain RDM activity: 1) technical resources, 2) human resources, 3) researchers’ perceptions of the library, 4) leadership support, and 5) communication, coordination, and collaboration. A discussion of the implications these factors have on librarians’ continued worked in RDM follows.
Ixchel M. Faniel
Ixchel M. Faniel, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at OCLC Research with prior experience at the University of Michigan, IBM, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Her interests include improving how people discover, access, and use/reuse content. She examines how academics manage, share, and reuse research data and librarians’ experiences designing and delivering supportive research data services. She also examines how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from grade school to grad school identify and judge the credibility of digital resources in order to help shape student-centered information literacy instruction. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Evolving Support for Research Information Management
US universities are increasingly engaging in complex efforts to collect and synthesize information about their institutional research footprint through the establishment of research information management (RIM) infrastructure—also often called Current Research Information Systems (CRIS). RIM implementation includes the collection, maintenance, and sharing of bibliographic research outputs and integration of this metadata with internally sourced information, such as faculty appointments, research grants, and courses taught. Institutions are implementing RIM in many ways, such as through integration with the campus institutional repository to support open access, creation of public profiles to support expert discovery, and the development of faculty activity reporting workflows to support annual review and information aggregation. In this presentation, I will discuss the functional drivers of RIM adoption in the US as well as the complex and collaborative ways in which libraries are engaging with diverse campus stakeholders.
Rebecca Bryant, Ph.D., serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads and develops areas related to research information management and research support services, contributing to the thematic focus on Research Collections and Support. She previously served as Project Manager for Researcher Information Services in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she led a campus-wide effort to implement the Elsevier Pure research information management system (RIMS). She has also served as Director of Community at ORCID where she led outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community. Prior to ORCID, Dr. Bryant spent a decade in the University of Illinois Graduate College as Assistant Dean where she led numerous initiatives to support early career researchers, implemented Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and served on a campus-wide project team to collect assessment data for the National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs.
The Library in the Life of the User
Lynn Silipigni Connaway will discuss the research findings from the OCLC User Studies research area that brings to light the need for libraries to become embedded in the lifestyles of their users and potential users, especially in an environment where libraries are only one among many places to get information. In the session, Connaway will highlight OCLC user studies research completed within the past 12 years and summarize a recent?report?that builds on findings from this work to emphasize the need for libraries to develop a plan for integrating the library into the life of the user. This ongoing research provides the library community with behavioral evidence about individuals’ perceptions, habits, and requirements. In turn, this evidence can support the efforts of libraries to design services around user expectations that have been influenced by consumer technologies and evolving research and learning environments.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway
ASIS&T President, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, leads the?User Studies Activities?at?OCLC Research. Lynn has held visiting research positions and an endowed chair for research at several international universities. She has received research funding from the?IMLS?in the US and?Jisc, and the?Arts and Humanities Research Council?in the UK. Connaway is co-author of the?4th?and?5th?editions of Basic Research Methods for Librarians, the 2017 publication of the?6th edition of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, and has authored numerous other publications. She received her doctorate in LIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MLS from the University of Arizona. Lynn has been a member of ASIS&T since she was a doctoral student. She also is a member of the Central Ohio ASIS&T Regional Chapter, the ASIS&T SIG USE, and the Digital Libraries SIG, was a Director-at-Large on the ASIST Board 2012-2015, and has served on various ASIS&T committees including Co-Chair of the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Conference.
Library Linked Data: Where Things Stand
This presentation is an environmental scan of?linked data projects?in the library sector. Starting with a brief overview of linked data concepts and OCLC’s contributions,?it describes the state of the art?by addressing several questions.?Why is linked data a good fit for the description of library resources? Where has most of the effort?been invested? And what is the relevance of linked data for library patrons??The answers to these questions are?illustrated with projects mentioned?in OCLC’s Library Linked Data Survey, conducted by Karen Smith-Yoshimura?in 2015.
Carol Jean Godby
Carol Jean Godby is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC, where she has been responsible for directing projects with a focus on automated content analysis that produce research prototypes, open source software, improvements to national and international standards, and enhancements to OCLC’s data architecture. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Since 2010, she has been a member of a research and development team at OCLC whose charter is to develop a next-generation data architecture based on the principles of Linked Data.
Afternoon Workshops (choose 1)
Visitors and Residents Interactive Mapping Exercise Workshop
This interactive session includes an exercise for attendees to visualize their information use and modes of engagement with technology and sources in both their personal and professional lives based on the Visitors and Residents (http://www.oclc.org/research/themes/user-studies/vandr.html) continuum. The outcomes help us identify how we engage with technology personally, professionally, and individually and to better understand our identity and interactions with others and technology. The exercise also provides a framework for librarians and information professionals to identify how target audiences engage with technology and discover and access information in order to modify existing services and systems and to develop new ones. OCLC Research also has developed an app for mapping engagement with technology on most smart phones, tablets, and laptops with a short instructional video that is available at?http://experimental.worldcat.org/vandrmapping/signin
Lynn Silipigni Connaway
ASIS&T President, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, leads the?User Studies Activities?at?OCLC Research. Lynn has held visiting research positions and an endowed chair for research at several international universities. She has received research funding from the?IMLS?in the US and?Jisc, and the?Arts and Humanities Research Council?in the UK. Connaway is co-author of the?4th?and?5th?editions of Basic Research Methods for Librarians, the 2017 publication of the ?6th?edition of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, and has authored numerous other publications. She received her doctorate in LIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MLS from the University of Arizona. Lynn has been a member of ASIS&T since she was a doctoral student. She also is a member of the Central Ohio ASIS&T Regional Chapter, the ASIS&T SIG USE, and the Digital Libraries SIG, was a Director-at-Large on the ASIST Board 2012-2015, and has served on various ASIS&T committees including Co-Chair of the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Conference.
William Harvey is a Consulting Software Engineer at OCLC Research as of 2015. ?He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University in 2012, where he studied analysis and visualization of high-dimensional data using Morse theory and other topological approaches. ?Prior to graduate school, William was a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he worked primarily on computer vision and machine learning problems. William graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature. ?With more than 13 years of professional experience in software engineering and an extensive mathematics and advanced computer science background, William continues to enjoy the wealth of challenges and beautiful insights that reside at the intersection of these areas (e.g., homotopy type theory).
Currently, William is working with Lynn Silipigni Connaway on the Visitors and Residents project.? He is also working with Ixchel Faniel on the DIPIR project, where he analyzes and creates visualizations of clickstream data to better understand the role of contextual information in facilitating data reuse, creation, and preservation.
Tagging content in simple ways provides enormous flexibility in how the content can be searched for and retrieved later, and how the content can be published by content management systems now and in different formats and locations in the future. The model promotes rich tagging instead of guessing what the best place is to park content in a single location in a large directory structure. The model promotes the reuse of existing vocabularies from around organizations, and focuses any unique subject topic development and maintenance effort on specific purposes. This is a half-day face-to-face workshop that will provide some best practices in content taxonomy development, and facilitate a set of hands-on activities that will focus on developing sets of categories to describe 1) products and services, 2) audience segments and sub-segments, and 3) specific types of and names for categories to find and use products and services – the basic building blocks for a content taxonomy.
Joseph A. Busch is the founder of Taxonomy Strategies and the principal consultant. Before founding Taxonomy Strategies, Joseph Busch held strategic positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, the Getty Information Institute and PriceWaterhouse. He is a Past President of the Associaton for Information Science and Technology (www.asis.org), and past member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (dublincore.org).
Tour of OCLC Facility (Kilgour Building)
OCLC Tour: Tour OCLC’s newly renovated headquarters building, including the OCLC Data Center and the OCLC Library, Archives and Museum. You’ll see unique items in the OCLC Library, including Melvil Dewey’s hand-penned notes in the first edition Classification and Subject Index for a Library, and a museum illustrating OCLC’s rich history. You’ll also visit the OCLC Data Center and hear about the OCLC Operations Command Center, the support center for OCLC products and services. More about OCLC is at?www.oclc.org.
$60 – Members
$80 – Non-Members
$35 – Students
October 27, 2016
Future of Information Environments, Thinking and Building with ASIS&T
October 27, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Av. Tibidabo 39-43
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
The first event organized by ASIS&T in Spain will have the collaboration of OCLC Research, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the KIMO (Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations) research group. KIMO is a research group based at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), a distance university fully based in e-learning digital environments. The event will be hosted at UOC headquarters in Barcelona. The session will be open to academics, professional and students.
First part of the session will be devoted to discuss future trends about digital information environments, based on scientific state of the art, results of qualitative fieldwork research and new theoretical paradigms about people and technology.
Second part of the session will be devoted to ASIS&T and the future to explore initiatives and collaborations in the context of Spanish and European ASIS&T networks.
Place: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Av. Tibidabo 39-43. Barcelona, Spain?
How to reach in public transport:?Metro BCN Green Line Penitents, FGC Av. Tibidabo
Audience:?Everyone interested in digital information environments: professionals, students and university staff
Language:?Speakers will use either English and Spanish language
Coordinated by: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Agustí Canals and Virginia Ortiz-Repiso
Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Titia van der Werf (OCLC), Virginia Ortiz-Repiso (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, UC3M), Eva Ortoll, Agustí Canals, Josep Cobarsí-Morales (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC).
Lynn Silipigni Connaway?is president-elect ASIS&T 2016 and senior scientist and Director of User Research at OCLC Research. She has current collaboration with University of Oxford, was awarded in 2014 Chair of Excellence in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and was in 2014 visiting scholar at the Royal School of Library and Information Science at the University of Copenhagen.
Titia va der Werf?is a Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research in the Leiden office, and coordinates and extends OCLC work throughout Europe.
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso?is associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Chair of ASIS&T European Chapter. She was a visiting scholar 2016 at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics.
Eva Ortoll?is associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Information and Communication Studies. Coordinator of Digital Visitors and Residents research project work in UOC. Researcher of Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations group. She has been a visiting scholar at Loughborough University.
Agustí Canals?is associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Information and Communication Studies. He is a researcher on the Digital Visitors and Residents research project work in UOC. Agustí is the Director of Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations research group and the Director of UOC Master in Strategic Information and Knowledge Management in Organizations. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, University of Warwick and Pennsylvania State University.
Josep Cobarsí?is associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Information and Communication Studies. He is a researcher on the Digital Visitors and Residents research project work in UOC. Josep is a researcher of Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations group and the UOC Information and Communication Studies representative for the Information Schools network (iSchools).
Organized by: ASI&ST, ASIS&T European Chapter, OCLC, KIMO research group (Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and University Carlos III de Madrid (Library and Information Science Department).
April 15, 2016
2016 ASIS&T Regional Meeting
Friday, 15 April 2016
School of Communication & Information
Program & Schedule
9:00-9:45am?Arrival, check-in and social
9:45-10:00am?Introduction & Welcome by ASIS&T President Nadia Caidi
10:00-11:30am?Workshop (Lecture Hall, Alexander Library)
Workshop:? Creativity, Imagination & Innovation in the Workplace & Home Life:? Practical Methods & Techniques
Michael Leach?(Harvard University & Simmons SLIS)
Overview:?? We hear a lot on creativity and innovation in the workplace – how crucial this set of skills is to products, services and customer relations.? Everyone in Silicon Valley is imbued with creativity it seems.? Yet, what exactly is creativity?? Innovation?? How does one create an environment that enhances creativity in workers?? As a manager, could I be stifling creativity in my employees and team members?? As an individual, how can I develop skills and behaviors that bring creativity and innovation to the forefront – that allow me to define problems and solves them in new and efficient ways.
This workshop will:
- Introduce the concepts of “creativity” and “innovation,” both in an operationalized and practical way;
- Discuss behaviors associated with creativity and innovation, including:
- Divergent thinking
- Internal motivation
- Problem definition
- Provide hands-on activities that increase:
- Individual, group & organizational creativity
- Everyday creativity
- Creativity in the classroom & in research
- And discuss constraints on creativity & innovation.
Michael Leach?is the Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, at Harvard University. He has worked in science libraries for more than 25 years, in a variety of positions, including reference, technical services, and management. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at the Simmons School of Library & Information Science, where he has taught courses on information technology, web publishing, collection development and database management for more than a decade. He is also a PhD candidate at Simmons SLIS, currently working on his dissertation, which focuses on the information behaviors of creative individuals. Michael has been a frequent speaker at conferences, including annual meetings of ALA, ASIS&T, ACRL and SLA. He is a Past-President of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T, 2006).
11:30-1:00pm?Lunch provided in SC&I Presentation Room
1:00-2:30pm?Panel sessions/presentations I:
A)???Library as Community: New Directions in Multicultural Public Library Research and Services
–??????Denise Agosto?(Drexel University)
–??????Adriana Blancarte-Hayward?(New York Pubic Library)
–??????Nadia Caidi?(University of Toronto)
–??????Fred Gitner?(Queens Library)
Denise E. Agosto?is Professor in the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University, executive director of the Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society (CSLIS), and editor of?Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults. Her research and teaching interests focus on children’s and teens’ information behaviors and practices, youths’ use of social media, and public library services. She widely published in these areas and is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards and grants.
Adriana Blancarte-Hayward?is the Outreach Manager for the New York Public Library, focusing on immigrant affairs. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, and her B.S. in Information Systems Engineering from The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. She has been with The New York Public Library since 2005. Prior to her current position she was a branch manager where she lead an award winning team (Maher Stern Award for Service Excellence 2012, NYC Neighborhood Library Award Winner 2013). An immigrant and herself, her goal is to create programs and services and build partnerships that ?will benefit NYC’s immigrant communities while fulfilling NYPL’s mission of to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. She is former past-president of the New York Library Association Ethnic Services Roundtable, and also contributed in the book “Connecting Cultures: Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State. She is an active committee member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter of ALA.”
Nadia Caidi?is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto. Her?research interests focus on information policy and?human information behaviour.?She received several research grants for her ?work on the information practices of vulnerable communities, including newcomers and immigrant groups, and Aboriginal communities in remote and isolated communities in Ontario. She has published extensively on these topics.?Her current research explores the emergent practices of young people’s expressions of spiritual and religious identities.?Nadia?is the current President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
Fred J. Gitner?has been with the New Americans Program at Queens Library since 1996, becoming an Assistant Director in 2009.? In his current position he is responsible for developing new initiatives for library services to residents of Queens whose first language is not English, as well as fostering and maintaining strategic partnerships and coordinating international relations activities for the library.? He is a co-editor of “Bridging Cultures:? Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State” (2001) and “Connecting Cultures: Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State” (2013).? Fred is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Section on Services to Multicultural Populations of IFLA and is a Past-President and currently Treasurer of the Ethnic Services Round Table of the NY Library Association.
B)?? Wearable Technology – Behaviors, Data Management & Policies
–??????Vivek K. Singh?(Rutgers)
Chirag Shah?is an assistant professor of?Information Science,?an affiliate member of?Computer Science, and the director of InfoSeeking Lab?at?Rutgers University. His research includes studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially those involving social and?collaborative aspects. He uses data collected from social media and wearable devices to help us understand and impact human behaviors. His work is supported by federal agencies such as NSF and IMLS, as well as private organizations such as Amazon, Google, and Yahoo. He is the Director of ASIS&T Chapter Assembly.
Vivek Singh?is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and a Visiting Professor at MIT Media Lab. Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and received his post-doctoral training at MIT Media Lab. His work has been published at multiple leading scientific venues (Science, Proceedings of the IEEE), has garnered significant media coverage (BBC, New York Times, National Public Radio), and has received two best paper awards.
2:30-2:45pm?Break (drinks and snacks)
2:45-4:15pm?Panel session/presentation II:
SIGs, Student, & Regional Chapters best practices: How to maintain and grow a healthy group at ASIS&T or in your workplace
Moderator: Tricia Bradshaw, 2016 Chair of SIG KM
Si Sun, past chair of SIG HLTH
Jodi Shaw, past chair of ASIS&T student chapter @ Pratt
Vanessa Kitzie, current chair of ASIS&T student chapter @ Rutgers
Ziad Matni, current treasurer for NJ chapter of ASIS&T
Annie Erdmann, current Chair for the New England Chapter of ASIS&T
Overview:?? You joined ASIS&T, you’ve perhaps been to an annual meeting, joined your local chapter or aligned yourself with a SIG.? You wish to gain more knowledge and experience: there is great potential to become involved & learn in a variety of ways. But what do you do next? This panel, comprised of people who are currently involved in various chapters and SIGs, will offer their expertise in ways you can emulate, to have a successful and active group & experience within ASIS&T.
Some items to discuss include:
- Provide “the commandants” of running a group in ASIS&T.
- Hear from the panelists about their successes, being a part of a group in ASIS&T.
- Ideas and creative ways to engage your members/group.
- Review resources available to leaders in SIGs and Chapters.
- What to do when things can “go wrong,” turning a challenge into a success.
Tricia Bradshaw:?Tricia is the current Chair for SIG KM. She has been involved with ASIS&T since 2011 when she joined ASIS&T @ Pratt and served as treasurer and then vice chair. Located in Brooklyn, NY, she works as a data acquisition specialist for Reis.
Si Sun:?Si is the immediate past chair of SIG HLTH. She has been involved with ASIS&T since 2011 and served as secretary of SIG HLTH in 2012 and then as chair in 2014. Si is a part time lecturer at Rutgers University and currently working on her Ph.D. there as well.
Jodi Shaw:?Jodi served as the chair of ASIS&T @ Pratt in 2015. She has been involved with ASIS&T since 2014. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Jodi currently works as children’s librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Vanessa Kitzie:?Vanessa is the current chair of the ASIS&T student chapter at Rutgers. She has been involved with ASIS&T since 2011 and became chair of her student chapter in 2013. Located in Brooklyn, Vanessa is currently working on her Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
Ziad Matni:?Ziad is the current treasurer for the New Jersey chapter of ASIS&T. He has been involved with ASIS&T since 2013. Located in central New Jersey, Ziad is currently working on his Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
Annie Erdmann:?Annie is the current chair of the New England Chapter of ASIS&T. She has been involved with ASIS&T since 2014. Located in Boston, Annie works as a Digital Assets/E-Resources Librarian at Simmons College.
4:15-4:30pm?Wrap-up following the Student & Regional Chapters presentation; next steps…
Member Registration Rates:
$35 – Professional Member
$25 – Student Member
$50 – Professional, non-member
$40 – Student, non-member
Friday Afternoon Session Only (1:00-2:30pm)
$15? – “Library as Community”
Virtual Online Access Only
All rates include lunch, except the Friday afternoon session only.