[Asis-l] SIG USE Activities at ASIST Conference

Olof Sundin Olof.Sundin at kult.lu.se
Fri Aug 1 04:02:13 EDT 2008

(Apologize for multiple distributions)

Dear listserv subscribers,


SIG USE will be hosting a number of activities at the upcoming ASIST Annual
Conference in Columbus, Ohio. We warmly invite you to join us!


SIG USE Annual Research Symposium:


Future Directions: Information Behavior in Design & the Making of Relevant
Research 8th Annual Research Symposium of Special Interest Group on
Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/SIGSI_USE.html> SI, USE). Half Day
Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, 1:00-6:00 pm. Organizers: Yungrang Laura
Cheng, Ruth Vondracek and Theresa Anderson. http://www.siguse.org

SIG USE annual dinner:

SIG USE annual dinner and business/planning meeting will be held at 7.30
p.m. on Sunday October 26 at a restaurant close to the conference. The name
and address will be announced closer to the conference. A sign-up sheet for
the dinner will be posted on site at the conference. 

SIG USE sponsors and co-sponsors:

Information in the Hobby of Gourmet Cooking (USE). Half Day Seminar, Friday,
Oct. 24, 2008, 1:00-6:00pm. Instructors: Jenna Hartel & Robert A. Stebbins. 

The 4th Social Informatics SIG Research Symposium: People, Information and
Technology: The Social Analysis of Computing
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/SIGSI.html> (SI, USE, DL, CRIT). Half
Day Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, 8:30am-12:30 pm. Organizers: Howard
Rosenbaum & Elizabeth Davenport.

Credibility and authority of information in learning environments (USE).
Olof Sundin, Heidi Julien, Louise Limberg and Soo Young Rieh. Monday, Oct.
27, 8 a.m.

Retrieving and Using Visual Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for
Research and Education
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/50.html> (VIS, ED, DL, and
USE). Martha Smith, Youngok Choi, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Jane Greenberg, Hemalata
Iyer and Edie Rasmussen. Monday, Oct. 27, 10.30 a.m.

My So-called Life on the Web
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/10.html> (USE, CR). A panel
proposal for the ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting to explore trends and emergent
issues associated with a life increasingly mediated by and even lived on the
Web. William Jones, Marcia Bates, Allison Brueckner, Gary Marchionini and
Cathy Marshall. Monday, Oct. 27, 1.30 p.m.

ICT-Mediated Diaspora Studies: New Directions in Immigrant Information
Behavior Research  <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/5.html>
(III, USE). Ajit Pyati, Clara Chu, Karen Fisher, Ramesh Srinivasan, Nadia
Caidi, Danielle Allard and Diane Dechief. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 8.30 a.m.

E-Valuating E-Reference: Transforming Digital Reference through Research and
Evaluation  <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/23.html> (DL, USE).
Marie Radford, Lynn Connaway, Jeffrey Pomerantz, Lorri Mon and Joseph Janes.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 8.30 a.m.

Making the Most of Conferences Via Social Networking
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/15.html> (USE). Crystal Fulton,
Julia A. Hersberger, Kate Johnson, Ophelia T. Morey and Ruth Vondracek.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10.30 a.m.

The Google Online Marketing Challenge: A Multi-disciplinary Global Teaching
and Learning Initiative Using Sponsored Search
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/27.html> (ED, USE). Bernard
Jansen. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10.30 a.m.

Understanding Visual Search Tools through Users' Reactions
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/25.html> (CR, DL, ED, HCI, III,
USE, VIS). Efthimis Efthimiadis, Allison Druin and Andrew Large. Tuesday,
Oct. 28, 10.30 a.m.

In form & informing: Materiality and Information Seeking
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/34.html> (USE, SI). Theresa
Dirndorfer Anderson, Helena Francke, Sara Kjellberg and Olof Sundin.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

The Office: Integrating Perspectives from Across Information Science
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/21.html> (USE). Jenna Hartel.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8.30 a.m.

Waddling around the Digital Iceberg: Use of Virtual Spaces and Environments
by children, preteens, and teens
<http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/41.html> (USE, HCI). Dania
Bilal, Eric Myers, Shari Lee, Andrew Large, Jamshid Beheshti and Nicole
Vallieres. Wednesday at 3.30 p.m.


Information Spaces  <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/57.html>
(VIS, USE, SI). Hamed Hekbia, Michael Buckland, Myke Gluck, Ray Larson and
JIngfeng Xia. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3.30 p.m.



Besides all these SIGUSE events, there are a high number of SIGUSE related
presentations, posters and other activities at the conference. Of particular
interest for SIG USE members maybe the seminar by Brenda Dervin:


The Sense-Making Methodology Approach to Interviewing for Qualitative and
Quantitative Analysis. Full Day Seminar, Friday, Oct. 24, 2008,
9:00am-5:00pm. Instructor: Brenda Dervin.

We hope to see you in Columbus, Ohio!

Olof Sundin

SIG USE Chair, 2008


Olof Sundin, PhD, Senior Lecturer
Department for Cultural Sciences
Lund University
Biskopsgatan 7
SE-22362 Lund, Sweden













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