Preliminary Conference Agenda

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This agenda is preliminary and subject to change.

 
 
Session Overview
Location: Chasen Family Room
Date: Sunday, 31/Mar/2019
8:30am - 10:00amWorkshop 4a: Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks
Chasen Family Room 
 

Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks

H. Yan, N. Lenstra, K. Williams, S. Han

A workshop to finalize and recruit people to an international study of technology helpsharing in the digital age. This help is crucial and ubiquitous among elites; what about ordinary people? By sharing and finalizing a field manual and instrument among scholars with highly varied access to study populations, we will be ready to implement a three year study that will shed light on human agency towards digital inclusion. Individual scholars will work in their own settings with a shared field manual and instrument, carrying out a short field study with students in one of their courses or with their research groups. The 2019 iConference with its emphasis on “Including,” its inclusion of community informatics research since 2005, and its broad membership of many country’s schools and programs, is the best place from which to launch this three-year study.

 
10:30am - 12:00pmWorkshop 4b: Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks

Part 2 of 2

Chasen Family Room 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWorkshop 8a: Online nonsense: tools and teaching to combat fake news on the Web
Chasen Family Room 
 

Online nonsense: tools and teaching to combat fake news on the Web

M. Lesk, J. Golbeck, C. Triggs, N. Wacholder, C. Yu

How can we raise the quality of what we find on the Web? What software might we build, what education might we try to provide, and what procedures (either manual or mechanical) might be introduced? What are the technical and legal issues that limit our responses? The speakers will suggest responses to problems, and we’ll ask the audience what they would do in specific circumstances.

 
3:30pm - 5:00pmWorkshop 8b: Online nonsense: tools and teaching to combat fake news on the Web

Part 2 of 2

Chasen Family Room 

Date: Monday, 01/Apr/2019
10:30am - 12:00pmSIE 2: How do we promote public engagement with science?
Chasen Family Room 
 

How do we promote public engagement with science?

N. Hara, C. McKay, B. Yu, Y. Zhang, T. Chen, P. T. Darch, L. Lee

In recent years, information about science is becoming more easily obtained, circulated, and co-produced by the general public. The prevalence of online communication, including social media, offers resources for citizens seeking concise explanations of complex scientific issues. Similarly, the emergence of online citizen science projects provides ordinary citizens the opportunity to assist scientists in co-producing new scientific knowledge. These online platforms have created both opportunities and challenges for scientists and the general public when interacting with each other. This Session for Interaction and Engagement includes lightning talks by panelists and invites participants to discuss questions regarding public engagement with science as members of the iSchool community.

 
12:00pm - 1:30pmiSchools Meeting 4A: All Heads of iSchools, Part 1 of 2
Session Chair: Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University

Invite Only

Chasen Family Room 
1:30pm - 3:00pmiSchools Meeting 4B: All Heads of iSchools, Part 2 of 2
Session Chair: Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University

Invite Only

Chasen Family Room 
3:30pm - 5:00pmSIE 5: Family Matters: Studying Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family
Chasen Family Room 
 

Family Matters: Studying Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family

S. Barriage, N. Dalmer, L. Bowler, D. Greyson, E. M. Meyers, J. C. Yip

In this session for interaction and engagement, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions focused on the unique opportunities and challenges that arise in family-focused information science research. Situating research within the context of the family can impact the ways in which information phenomena are understood theoretically, the methods that are used to investigate said phenomena, and the findings of such research. Approaching the study of information phenomena in this way can also present a unique set of challenges. These and other topics will be part of small-group discussions led by the key participants, all who have experience conducting research that engages with the concept of the family in some way. This session will conclude with a large-group discussion that will center on the ways in which information science can both enrich and be enriched by family-focused research.

 

Date: Tuesday, 02/Apr/2019
10:30am - 12:00pmSIE 8: Going Forward: Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice
Chasen Family Room 
 

Going Forward: Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice

A. E. Sands

Building on the challenges and opportunities identified in a recent meeting and report, the Institute of Museum and Library Services seeks to engage iSchool participants in tangible steps toward further developing a diverse workforce of librarians. Rather than seeing one another as competitors in the recruitment of iSchool students, this session will bring together participants from across library and information science programs to identify concrete actions aimed at addressing the grand challenge of diversifying the field. Participants are encouraged to brainstorm priorities, build relationships with other attendees, and develop actions plans for the future.

 
1:30pm - 3:00pmModus Create: The Bottom Line: How To Tie Your Design Decisions to Business Outcomes
Chasen Family Room 
 

The Bottom Line: How To Tie Your Design Decisions to Business Outcomes

J. Jones

Modus Create

Leading up to 2019, design has fought its way to a "seat at the table." Designers are in a position to make important decisions that shape the business. But design leads are ill-equipped to tie their design decisions to business outcomes, jeopardizing their seat at the table.

This talk will prepare you to succeed when you join the table. You'll leave understanding a few key things:

How to tie design decisions to measurable business outcomes.

How to define which metrics you should be tracking, based on your business model and company stage

How to drive team agreement on the one metric that matters

 
3:30pm - 5:00pmSP2: ASIS&T Panel: Information Science Beyond the Information Age
Session Chair: Elaine Toms
Chasen Family Room 
 

ASIS&T Panel: Information Science Beyond the Information Age

E. Toms1, L. S. Connaway2, J. Mostafa3, D. Kelly4

1Association for Information Science & Technology, United States of America; 2OCLC Research; 3University of North Carolina; 4University of Tennessee

Although it can be argued that we are still in an information age of sorts, it can be debated that we are now moving on to a hybrid age, an age that will seamlessly integrate technology and people; or perhaps an experience age; or an algorithmic age in which decisions will be made for us; or an imagination age where creativity will be a key economic driver; or more likely a hybrid of all four. Whither Information Science in this evolution? We saw the growth and establishment of the discipline in the Information Age, but now that information is anywhere, any place, any time, is information simply taken for granted? What new directions will we evolve to? Where is our science taking us and where should it take us? This panel will explore our futures, exposing trends, and identifying fruitful channels for our work.

Panelists: Elaine Toms, ASIS&T (chair); Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research; Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina; Diane Kelly, University of Tennessee

 

Date: Wednesday, 03/Apr/2019
10:30am - 12:00pmSIE 14: Mental Health and the iSchools: Audiences and Strategies for Support
Chasen Family Room 
 

Mental Health and the iSchools: Audiences and Strategies for Support

R. Magee, A. Phillips

While mental health and self-care are increasingly discussed in the information professions and academe, the high level of need requires an in-depth and strategic response from the iSchool community. Mental health issues occur in multiple communities relevant to the iSchools. Students at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels are experiencing increasing levels of anxiety and depression (Evans et al., 2018; American Psychological Association (APA, 2015). Work demonstrates that employees of academic institutions (Price & Kerschbaum, 2017) also have significant mental health considerations. Our schools and students are poised to help the communities we engage with and serve to address mental health topics (Throgmorton, 2017; 6, Pho et al., 2018). In this SIE, we will share current details about mental health needs and discourse, focus audience discussion on observations and strategies for addressing these needs within the iSchool community, and develop a collection of resources to be shared online to prompt future engagement in this area.