Weech, students to participate in BOBCATSSS 2016

Terry L Weech
Terry L. Weech, Associate Professor Emeritus

Associate Professor Terry Weech and more than a dozen GSLIS students will travel to Lyon, France, next week to participate in the BOBCATSSS 2016 symposium, held January 27-29. BOBCATSSS is an international symposium under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research) that brings together library and information science professionals, researchers, educators, and students.

Every year since 1993, LIS students from at least two European universities organize the symposium to address current issues in library and information science. Teams of students plan and manage the event as a part of their studies. BOBCATSSS is an acronym for the universities that initiated the symposium: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombathely, and Sheffield.

GSLIS presentations include:

Thursday, January 28

Master’s student Emily Metcalf will present her paper, “A Comparative Study of Censorship in Public Libraries: An Analysis of the Literature,” at 9:15 a.m.

Master’s student Winn Wasson will present his paper, “Information values in conflict: How libraries navigate occasions of dissonance between freedom of information and the right to privacy,” at 9:15 a.m.

Doctoral candidate Jeanie Austin will present her paper, “Youth as Citizen?: Libraries and Youth Civic Engagement,” at 11:00 a.m.

Master’s student Annabella Irvine will present her poster, “Libraries, Pornography, and the Internet: An Evolving Conversation,” at 11:00 a.m.

Associate Professor Terry Weech will lead, with several copresenters, the workshop, "Data Curator: Who is She/He?" at 1:15 p.m.

Master’s student Jessica Colbert will present her poster, “The Search that Dare Not Speak Its Name: LGBT Information and Catalog Records,” at 1:15 p.m.

Master’s students Emily Purcell, Thomas Mukonde, and Kimberly Stelter will present their poster, “Lubuto Libraries : Exemplars of The Potential of Youth Libraries in Promoting Democratic Ideals,” at 1:15 p.m.

Master’s students Rebecca Ciota and Emily Hardesty will present their poster, “Video Streaming in Academic Libraries: Enabling Participation in a Democratic Society,” at 2:30 p.m.

Master’s student Cailin Cullen will present her paper, “Promoting Democracy through Libraries: International Library Aid to Africa,” at 2:30 p.m.

Master’s student Monique Lassere will present her poster, “The Role of Public Libraries in Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters,” at 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 29

Associate Professor Terry Weech will present his paper, “Enforcing and Reinforcing the Responsibility of Information Professionals to Defend Intellectual Freedom,”  at 10:15 a.m.

Master’s student Alyson Bell will present her paper, “Modern Times, Modern Librarians,” at 10:15 a.m.

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