SILS and other iSchools at ALA conference

June 20, 2011

Amidst the 25,000 plus attendees at the annual American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, the iSchools will be well-represented. Members of the iSchools will be found in booths at the conference exhibition area, presenting on panels, session speakers and of course the alumni reunion on June 26th.

The UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science will be well represented at the conference with presentations by faculty, students and alumni.

Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey Rawson of the University of North Carolina will put forth the result of their 2010 ALA Diversity Research Grant titled “Promoting Equity in Literacy Instruction for Adolescent African American Males through the Use of Enabling Texts.” In addition, several UNC representatives will participate in “Let's Blitz” during the ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group event titled, “Blitzing 101: Engage, Evangelize, and Eventuate Sharing Cataloging Research and Development.” Participants include Dr. Jane Greenberg, SILS alumna Joyce Chapman, and SILS students Shay Beezley, Lauren Kage and Jessica Mlotkowski.

Also from UNC, Casey Rawson (MSLS '11) will present a poster titled “Protagonist and Author Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction,” and doctoral student Amy VanScoy will present her dissertation research "Practitioner Beliefs of Librarians in Academic Research Libraries" at the 17th Annual Reference Research Forum. 
For more about the other iSchools who will be at this year's ALA conference, please visit the iSchools Web site.