Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World: ASIS&T 2009

Vancouver downtown from Stanley Park

Professional associations in library and information science provide opportunities to network, and to learn about the latest research trends in the field. Associations have websites, listservs, and conferences. They provide connections that are needed for success in the field. [Note: SLIS has a student chapter of ASIS&T.]

The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) was held November 6-11, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. About the conference:

“We all share a world rich in cultural diversity but also one in which countries, organizations and individuals have never before been so closely linked politically, economically and socially. The theme of the 2009 Meeting, Thriving on Diversity — Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World, recognizes this reality by offering participants the opportunity to explore how information research and practice can promote global communication while maintaining that diversity.”

Many SLIS faculty members from Bloomington and Indianapolis, affiliated faculty, and Ph.D. students contributed to the conference.

ASIS&T 2009 Conference Program

People, Information Technology: The Social Analysis of Computer in a Diverse and Pluralistic World SLIS faculty members Howard Rosenbaum (moderator) and Pnina Shachaf were co-organizers of this preconference research symposium, along with colleagues Elisabeth Davenport and Kalpana Shankar.

Information Access: Toward a More Robust Conceptualization
SLIS doctoral student Shannon Oltmann

The Ethics of Studying Online Communities: Challenges to Research Design and Data Collection
SLIS faculty members Hsin-Liang Chen, Jean Preer, (and colleagues Sheila Denn, Kenneth Fleischmann, Barbara Wildemuth)

Social Reference and Digital Reference: Online Question Answering Practices in Two Diverse Communities
SLIS faculty members Pnina Shachaf and Howard Rosenbaum (and colleagues Eileen Abels, Marie Redford, Lynn Connaway, Rich Gazan and Chirag Shah)

Information Action: A Situated View
SLIS faculty member Hamid Ekbia

Shared Personal Space: Meeting the Needs of Multiple Users and Multiple Purposes
SLIS faculty member Andrea Japzon (and colleagues Deborah Barreau, Jaime Teevan, and Kristina Spurgin)

Student Award-Winning Papers
SLIS faculty member Howard Rosenbaum (and Barbara Wildemuth)

Getting Started in an Academic Career
SLIS faculty member Howard Rosenbaum (and colleagues Barbara Wildemuth, Harry Bruce, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Barbara Kwasnik, Edie Rasmussen, Carol Tenopir, and Dietmar Wolfram)

Posted November 16, 2009