[Asis-l] 2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Keynote Speaker Abstract & Bio and Announcement of Ignite Talks

Beth L St Jean bstjean at umd.edu
Wed Oct 16 22:35:55 EDT 2013

There is still time to register for the 2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium. To register for the conference and the Symposium, please go to: http://www.asis.org/asist2013/register.html.

The theme of the Symposium is Information Behavior on the Move: Information Needs, Seeking, and Use in the Era of Mobile Technologies. The Symposium will take place just before the ASIS&T Annual Meeting -- on Saturday, November 2nd, from 1:30 to 6:30 PM.

Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite, Director and Professor of the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies, University of British Columbia. An abstract of Dr. Haythornthwaite's talk, as well as her bio, are provided below:


Expertise on the Move

In an age of open source, open access, crowdsourcing, blogging, e-learning, and massive open online courses our notions of expertise are on the move. Changes in the norms and sites of information sharing, knowledge building and learning are challenging traditional structures of authority. Online journals and news sites, open access, and creative commons licenses have transformed where, how, and from whom we gain our information; online learning and now MOOCs challenge the traditional classroom setting for learning; and crowdsourcing, peer production and a move to a participatory culture transform ideas of who contributes and who retrieves. In keeping with the theme of '"Information Behavior on the Move", this talk will explore the transformations in authority arising from these many initiatives, as well as consider the impact of mobility on expertise and information behavior - mobility in location, setting, devices, as well as in medium, role, and discipline - ending with some suggestions on designing for movement and mobility in expertise and learning.


Caroline Haythornthwaite is Director and Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (The iSchool at UBC) at The University of British Columbia. She joined UBC in 2010 after 14 years in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2009-10, she was Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London presenting and writing on learning networks; and in 2009 was a visiting researcher at the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has an international reputation in research on information and knowledge sharing through social networks, and the impact of computer media and the Internet on work, learning and social interaction. She is a founding member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), an organization focused on bringing big data applications to learning and academic achievement. Major publications include The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research (2007, with Richard Andrews); E-learning Theory and Practice (2011, with Richard Andrews).

The following Ignite talks will be presented at the Symposium (Title/Author(s)/School):

1.       Information Behavior as Shared Experience in Mobile Interactions

Rafa Absar, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Heather O'Brien, Assistant Professor

iSchool, University of British Columbia

2.       Digital Inclusion Survey

Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, PhD student

Hye Jung Han, PhD student

Dr. Wooseob Jeong, Interim Dean-Associate Professor

School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

3.       "The file is dead!": How Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing are Changing PIM

Robert Capra, Assistant Professor

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.       Credibility Assessment of Online Resources and Perceived Quality of Mobile Applications

Wonchan Choi, PhD Student

School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University

5.       Mapping Multidimensional Literacies in Informal Learning Environments

Katie DeVries Hassman, PhD Student

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

6.       Playing the Neighborhood: Learning, Game Design and Mediated Storytelling While on the Move

Ingrid Erickson, Assistant Professor

Department of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University

7.       Information Behaviour Captured by Study Participants' Mobile Phones

Safirotu Khoir, PhD Candidate

Jia Tina Du, Lecturer

Andy Koronios, Head of School

School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia

8.       Methods for Movement: Capturing Compelling Mobile Data with Voicemail Diaries

Rachel M. Magee, Doctoral Candidate

College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

9.       Libraries on the Move: the Public Library in Social Space

Lorri Mon, Associate Professor

School of Communication & Information, Florida State University

10.   HackHealth: Engaging Youth in Health-Related Information Seeking, Sharing, and Use

Beth St. Jean, Assistant Professor

Mega Subramaniam, Assistant Professor

Rebecca Follman, Doctoral Student

Natalie Greene Taylor, Doctoral Student

Gary Goldberg, Master's Student

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Dana Casciotti, Program Analyst, Office of Health Information Programs Development,

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

11.   Information Behavior Beyond the Office Doorway and Back

Leslie Thomson, PhD Student

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

12.   A Boundary-Centric Approach to Studying Mobile Information Sharing

Adam Worrall, Doctoral Candidate

College of Communication and Information, Florida State University

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Beth St. Jean & Mega Subramaniam

2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Co-Chairs

Beth St. Jean
Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
(301) 405-6573

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