iSchool well represented at ASIS&T 2023

Several faculty, staff, and students will participate in the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, which will be held from October 27-31 in London. The theme of this year's conference is "Making a Difference: Translating Information Research into Practice, Policy, and Action." The meeting, now in its 86th year, is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Manika Lamba has been selected to receive the ASIS&T Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG-III) Best Volunteer Award. The award is for SIG-III members who have demonstrated active participation in SIG initiatives in the current year.

PhD student Morgan Lundy was selected to receive a registration scholarship for the Special Interest Group for Social Media (SIG-SM) workshop, which will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, October 27

Associate Professor Jodi Schneider and PhD student Yuanxi Fu, and Visiting Scholar Ishita Sarraf will present their coauthored poster, "Text Mining Scholarly Publications using APIs," at 1:50 p.m. during the METSTI 2023: Workshop on Informetric, Scientometric, and Scientific and Technical Information Research.

Associate Professor Jana Diesner and PhD students HaeJin Lee and Apratim Mishra will present their coauthored paper, "How and Why Claims about Gender Biases in Scientometrics and Science of Science are Influenced by Inaccurate Author Name Disambiguation and Gender Prediction?," at 3:30 p.m. during the METSTI 2023: Workshop on Informetric, Scientometric, and Scientific and Technical Information Research.

Sunday, October 29

Professor Christopher Lueg will present his research as a part of the panel, "Multispecies Information Science," at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant Professor Travis Wagner will present their research as a part of the panel, "Research Experiences and Lessons Learned While Investigating in Virtual and Physical Spaces," at 11:00 a.m.

Associate Professor Emily Knox will present her research as a part of the panel, "Neutrality in Library and Information Ethics: A Debate in Alternative Foundations," at 11:00 a.m.

Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will serve as the session chair for Paper Session 03: User Communities and Information Behavior at 2:00 p.m.

Assistant Professor Travis Wagner will present their coauthored paper, "'What is a Wave But 1000 Drops Working Together?' The Role of Public Libraries in Addressing Health Information Disparities for LGBTQIA+ Communities," at 3:05 p.m. during Paper Session 03: User Communities and Information Behavior. *This paper received second place for Best Long Paper.

Associate Professor Emily Knox will present her research as a part of the panel, "Towards a Curriculum for Teaching the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence within the 4IR and Society 5.0," at 4:00 p.m.

Assistant Professor Travis Wagner will present their coauthored paper, "'Garbage Bags Full of Files': Exploring Sociotechnical Perceptions of Formats Within the Recovery and Reuse of Scientific Data," at 4:40 p.m. during Paper Session 05: Research Data Management I.

Monday, October 30

Associate Professor Peter Darch will present his coauthored paper, "Sharing Qualitative Interview Data in Dialogue with Research Participants," at 9:25 a.m. during Paper Session 08: Research Data Management II.

Assistant Professor Travis Wagner will present their coauthored paper, "Mutual Sustainability Among Communities and Their Knowledge Infrastructures," at 9:40 a.m. during Paper Session 07: Cultural Heritage, Archives, and Data Curation.

Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek will present her research as a part of the panel, "Building a Bigger Table: Food Research, Methods, Policy, and Action in Library and Information Science," at 11:00 a.m.

Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will present her research as a part of the panel, "Making a Difference: Translating Information Research into Practice, Policy, and Action," at 11:00 a.m.

Associate Professor and MSLIS and CAS Program Director Maria Bonn and Associate Professor Emily Knox will present their research as part of the panel, "Advancing LIS in iSchools: Building a Coalition to Ensure a Vibrant Future," at 2:00 p.m.

PhD student Andrew Zalot will present his research as part of the panel, "Challenging Book Challenges: Understanding the Background, Examining 'Astroturfing' as a Current Political Strategy, and Finding Ways Forward," at 4:00 p.m.

PhD student Smit Desai and Professor and PhD Program Director Michael Twidale will present their paper, "Using Playful Metaphors to Conceptualize Practical Use of ChatGPT: An Autoethnography," at 5:20 p.m. during Paper Session 14: Data Science and Large Language Models.

PhD student Morgan Lundy will present her poster, "'Have a Flare with Me!': Disability Storytelling on TikTok," during the Poster Session 02 at 5:45 p.m.

PhD student Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao will present her poster, "Document Conflation of a Large Scholarly Full-text Dataset," during the Poster Session 02 at 5:45 p.m.

PhD student Jaihyun Park and Assistant Professor JooYoung Seo will present their coauthored poster, "Exploring an Online Community of Blind Programmers by Using Topic Modeling and Network Analysis," during the Poster Session 02 at 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31

Assistant Professor Travis Wagner will serve as the session chair for Paper Session 16: Archives and Records Management at 9:30 a.m.

Associate Professor Kate McDowell will present her research at the panel/workshop, "Storytelling for Translational Research Impact," at 9:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor JooYoung Seo will present his coauthored paper, "Trend of Collaboration in STEM Education in Informal Learning Institutions Based on IMLS-funded Projects," at 10:40 a.m. during Paper Session 15: Science and Policy.

Digital Humanities Specialist Ryan Dubnicek, PhD student Daniel Evans, doctoral candidate Yuerong Hu, Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie, and Glen Layne-Worthey, associate director for research support services for the HathiTrust Research Center, will present their coauthored paper, "Tuning out the Noise: Benchmarking Entity Extraction for Digitized Native American Literature," at 12:35 p.m. during Paper Session 21: Knowledge Organization and Cultural Analytics.

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