GSLIS to make strong showing at iConference 2016

The following GSLIS faculty and students will participate in iConference 2016, which will be held March 20-23 in Philadelphia. This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the annual conference, which is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field. The event brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals to share insights on critical information issues. The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnership with Society.”

Sunday, March 20

Workshop: “Information Privacy: Current and Future Research Directions,” 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., co-organized by Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir with a short paper presentation, "Usable Ethics: Difficulties with the Comprehensive Consideration of Regulations for Working with Human Centered Data and Collecting Data from Online Sources," by Assistant Professor Jana Diesner (3:45-4:05 p.m.)

Monday, March 21

Completed Papers 2: Data Mining, “Assessing Public Awareness of Social Justice Documentary Films based on News Coverage versus Social Media,” 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., presented by doctoral student Rezvaneh Rezapour, coauthored with Assistant Professor Jana Diesner and doctoral student Ming Jiang

Completed Papers 4: Data Science and Standards, “Many Methods, Many Microbes: Methodological Diversity and Standardization in the Deep Subseafloor Biosphere,” 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., presented by Assistant Professor Peter Darch

Poster Session 1, “BABY ElEPHãT - Building an Analytical BibliographY for a Prosopography in Early English Imprint Data,” 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., presented by master’s student Nushrat Khan. This poster is a finalist for the Best Poster Award.

Poster Session 1, “The We Need Diverse Books Campaign and Critical Race Theory: A Call to Action for Library and Information Professionals,” 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., presented by doctoral student Cass Mabbott

Poster Session 1, “A Proposed Research Design for Exploring Collective Leadership (CL) within Multi-Team Systems (MTS) Implementing Digital Literacy Initiatives,” 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., presented by doctoral student Kirstin Phelps

Tuesday, March 22

Completed Papers 9: iSchools, Professional Development & Conference, “Training Library Professionals to Teach: A Study of New Jersey Train-the-Trainer,” 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., presenters include Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke

Wednesday, March 23

Doctoral Colloquium, “The Impact of Author Name Disambiguation on Knowledge Discovery from Big Scholarly Data,” presented by doctoral candidate Jinseok Kim

Doctoral Colloquium, “The Community Informatics of an Aging Society: A Comparative Case Study of Public Libraries and Senior Centers,” presented by doctoral candidate Noah Lenstra

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