iSchool well-represented at ALISE and ASIS&T

iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), which will be held from October 24-26, and the 85th annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), which will be held from October 29-November 1. Both conferences will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


October 25

Associate Professor Emily Knox will present at the Information Policy SIG, "Who Owns Us in Perpetuity?: A Question of Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Information Policy," at 1:00 p.m.

Associate Professor Kate McDowell will present her paper, "Many Narratives: Storytelling as Epistemological Bridge," at the K-16 Education session at 2:45 p.m.

PhD student Julia Burns Petrella will present her poster, "Educating Pre-Service School Librarians About Race, Racism, and Whiteness," at the Works in Progress Poster Session at 6:30 p.m.

October 26

Knox will serve as a panelist for the discussion, "LIS Leadership: Opportunities and Barriers for People of Color," at 3:00 p.m.

School Librarian Program Coordinator Ruth Shasteen will present at the School Library Media SIG, "iSchool/CPS Cohort: Partnership Model for Increasing Diversity and Cultural Relevance in School Librarianship," at 8:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor Rachel M. Magee and PhD students Andrew Zalot and Petrella will present their research at the session, "Youth Services: Empowering Community, Inclusion, and Active Citizenship through Libraries," at 10:30 a.m. Magee will serve as co-chair of the session.

Petrella will be recognized as the 2022 recipient of the ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award at the Awards Luncheon at 12:00 p.m.


October 29

Assistant Professor Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo will chair the 18th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium and 4th Annual Information Ethics and Policy Workshop: Resilient Sociotechnical Systems for Social Good (SIG-SI and SIG-IEP), at 8:00 a.m. At the workshop, Professor Catherine Blake, Associate Professor Masooda Bashir, PhD student George Vazquez, and Sanfilippo will serve as panelists for "Leveraging Sociotechnical Systems to Empower the Communities We Serve," and Visiting Scholar Amna Farzand Ali will present "A Case of Undergraduate Students Information Privacy Concerns regarding Social Networking Sites."

PhD student Yuerong Hu will present "Complexities Associated with User-Generated Book Reviews: Transiency, Cultural Dependency, and User Power Dynamics," at the Doctoral Colloquium at 1:00 p.m. Professor Michael Twidale will serve as a faculty mentor at the colloquium.

Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will present at the workshop, "AI in the Real World: Strengthening Connections Between LIS Research and Practice (SIG-AI)," at 1:00 p.m.

October 30

Associate Professor Maria Bonn, Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek, and Twidale will present at the session, "Ocean's 11 - Librarians '22: A Conversation About the Impossibility of Staying Good at Your Job in the Information Professions," at 2:00 p.m.

Sanfilippo and Affiliate Professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe will serve as panelists for the session, "Innovative Privacy Practices," at 2:00 p.m.

Teaching Assistant Professor Inkyung Choi will serve as a panelist for the session, "Cross-Cultural Information Access (SIG-III)," at 4:00 p.m.

Twidale will present his co-authored paper, "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me: A Model of Online Browsing Behaviour," at 4:30 p.m. [3rd place best long paper award]

October 31

Ocepek will chair the SIG USE Business Meeting at 7:30 a.m.

PhD student Michael Gryk will serve as a panelist for the session, "Storied Past, Bright Future: A Provenance Jam Session," at 11:00 a.m.

PhD student Ruohua Han will present her co-authored paper, "Information Resilient Society in an AI World–Is XAI Sufficient?," at 12:15 p.m. [2nd place best short paper award]

McDowell will receive the 2022 Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award at the Awards Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

Digital Humanities Specialist Ryan Dubnicek and doctoral candidate Nikolaus Nova Parulian will present their paper, "Uncovering Black Fantastic: Piloting a Word Feature Analysis and Machine Learning Approach for Genre Classification," at 4:30 p.m. Co-authors include Glen Layne-Worthey, associate director for research support services at the HathiTrust Research Center, Professor J. Stephen Downie, and PhD student Daniel Evans.

Twidale and PhD student Siyao Cheng will present their poster, "Census Racial Metadata: Categories Used for Different Racial Groups Across Countries and Time," at 5:45 p.m.

November 1

Ocepek will chair the session, "Information Behavior Amidst COVID 19," at 11:30 a.m.

Knox will serve as a panelist for the session, "Censorship is Not a Panacea: Access to Information in a Resilient Society," at 12:20 p.m. 

Blake and Informatics PhD student Donald Keefer will present their paper, "Human-Driven Models: A Case Study of Geologists as They Engage with Data for Decision Making," at 12:30 p.m.

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