GSLIS to participate in IFLA Annual Conference

Alistair Black
Alistair Black, Professor Emeritus
Terry L Weech
Terry L. Weech, Associate Professor Emeritus
RaShauna Wright
RaShauna Wright

GSLIS will participate in the upcoming International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France, on August 16-22. This annual conference brings together LIS professionals and students from more than 120 countries and provides opportunities for networking and professional development. Among the presenters will be the GSLIS faculty and students listed below. Attendees are invited meet with faculty and staff at Booth #D-108.

Professor Alistair Black will present his paper titled, “Mr. Hutchings Goes to Washington: British Librarians in the United States, 1876-1951,” at the Library History Special Interest Group session, “Building a Global Network: International Librarianship at the Confluence of Cultures, Practices, and Standards,” on August 17.

Doctoral student Claudia Serbanuta will present her paper titled, “Mapping professional development: a technical library story,” at the Library History Special Interest Group session, “Building a Global Network: International Librarianship at the Confluence of Cultures, Practices, and Standards,” on August 17.

Doctoral student RaShauna Brannon and University of Tennessee-Knoxville doctoral student LaVerne Gray will give a presentation titled, "The Social Justice Imperative in Library and Information Science Education and Research,” at the IFLA Section on Education and Training 40th Anniversary Summit on August 18. Brannon and Gray also will deliver their presentation as a poster titled, “Transformative Pedagogy: The Social Justice Collaboratorium.”

CAS student Joe Coyle (MS '11) and Rae-Anne Montague (MS '00, PhD '06), assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will deliver a poster presentation titled, “Mix IT Up! Youth-Centered Engagement @ Your Library" on August 18-19.

Doctoral student K.R. Roberto and McGill University colleague Martin Morris will present, "Information-seeking Behaviour of LGBTQ Health Professional: New Data to Inform Inclusive Practice," at the LQBTQ Users Special Interest Group session, "Addressing the Silence: How Libraries can Serve Their LGBTQ Users," on August 18.

Associate Professor Terry Weech will present an overview of the GSLIS Graduate Certificate in Special Collections program in a presentation titled, “Certificate Programs for Special Collections Librarianship,” during the August 18 panel discussion, “What is the Ideal Curriculum?”

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