SILS Represents at ASIS&T Annual Meeting

October 30, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science will be well represented at the 76th annual meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology, “Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries.” Faculty, students and alumni are presenting at various sessions, discussing their research during a poster session and receiving awards.

Barbara Wildemuth

Jane Greenberg

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Capra

 

 

 

Panels and Paper Presentations

Dr. Rob Capra, assistant professor, co-organized the workshop, “PIM 2013: Breaking Out to More Practical Progress in Personal Information Management,” scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 1st.

Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, as well as some of SILS alums, will participate on a panel “Spanning Boundaries and Disciplines: Linked, open and Cloud-based Community Metadata (SIG/CR)” at 3:30 p.m. on November 3rd.

Leslie Thomson, doctoral student, will participate on a panel titled, “Questioning the Visual: Research Methods and the Problem of Perception (SIG/VIS)” at 8 a.m. on November 4th.

Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth, associate dean for academic affairs, will be one of the panelists for the discussion, “What Difference Does a Theoretical Lens Make in Conducting a Study of Human Information Interactions?” The panel will be held on November 4th at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Rob Capra, assistant professor, will present the paper, “Searcher Actions and Strategies in Asynchronous Collaborative Search,” with colleagues Annie Chen, Evonne McArthur, Natalie Davis, at 10:30a.m. on November 5th.

Dr. Javed Mostafa, professor, will participate on the panel “Applications of Neuroimaging in Information Science: Challenges and Opportunities,” at 10:30 a.m. on November 5th.

Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth, associate dean for academic affairs, will be a panelist on the topic, “Research Roadshow: Research Design Beyond the Ordinary panel” on November 5th at 10:30 a.m.

“Net Gain via Knowledge Organization: Classification and Productivity” is the topic that Dr. Jane
Greenberg,
professor, and Timur Han Uckun will discuss with others who are part of a panel at 3:30 p.m. on November 5th. 

Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, associate dean for academic affairs, co-organized the Doctoral Seminar that will take place at 3:30 p.m. on November 5th.
 

Student Award Winning Papers
Presented at 1:30 p.m. on November 5th.

  • Doctoral student, Kaitlin Costello’s proposal titled, “Investigating information seeking and disclosure in online support groups for chronic kidney disease” was selected for the 2013 Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award.
     
  • Hilary Zelko, (MSLS ’13) is the recipient of the 2013 Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award. Her paper is titled, “Reasoning about Relevance.”
     

Posters presented by SILS faculty and students include:

  • “Ethical Implications of Searching for a Kidney Donor Online,” Kaitlin Costello, doctoral student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • "When I’ve Packed It In and They Send Me Something…”: Information Boundaries in Professional Home Offices," Leslie Thomson, doctoral student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • “Time Pressure, User Satisfaction and Task Difficulty,” Anita Crescenzi, doctoral student; Robert Capra, assistant professor; and Jaime Arguello, assistant professor; all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • “Taking Entity Reconciliation Offline,” Ryan Shaw, assistant professor and Patrick Golden, both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill