Engaged Learning

Kent State SLIS students present their research at international conferences, engage with professional organizations and seek skill-building learning opportunities. Below are a few recent examples.

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Sammy Davidson, M.L.I.S. ’13, M.S. ’15 (Knowledge Management), of Akron, Ohio, received the best poster proposal award from the Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). He accepted the award at the 2014 ASIS&T conference in Seattle, where he presented his poster at the session on “Digital Liaisons: Building Communities and Empowering Culture through Digital Libraries.”

Alison Dickerhoof, M.L.I.S. ‘14, Ravenna, Ohio, and Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., presented a poster on “Looking for Query Terms on Search Engine Results Pages” at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) annual conference in November 2014 in Seattle. The poster was based on Dickerhoof’s master’s thesis.

Rachel McPherson M.L.I.S. ‘14, Brunswick, Ohio, served as digital technology intern at the Preservation Reformatting Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for two months in 2014. As she was only the second person ever to hold this internship, one of her assignments included creating a curriculum for future interns. 

Donald Pearson, Dublin, Ohio, a student in the dual M.L.I.S. / M.S. (Health Informatics) program and a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), was selected as the “Library Student” blogger for the MLA 2014 Annual Meeting. He posted on his experiences at the conference, particularly regarding Statistical Literacy for Medical Librarians, Breaking an Electronic Health Record System: A Sandbox Workshop and Tablet Technology. Pearson works at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library in Columbus.

Sean Petiya, M.L.I.S. ‘14, M.S. ‘14 (User Experience Design), Youngstown, Ohio, presented a poster on “User Application Profiles for Publishing Linked Data in HTML/RDFa: Building a Semantic Web of Comic Book Metadata,” based on his master’s thesis, at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications DC-2014, Austin. He also is co-author of an article titled “Multi-entity models of resource description in the Semantic Web” that was selected by the editors of Library Hi Tech journal as the Outstanding Paper of 2014. His co-authors are Thomas Baker, Department of Library and Information Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, and Karen Coyle, consultant, Berkeley, Calif.