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.
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