SLIS Faculty Shine at Fall Conferences
Faculty in Kent State University's School of LIbrary and Information Science had a busy fall season representing the school at key local, regional and international conferences, as indicated below.
Ohio Library Council (OLC), Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 28-30, 2016
- SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., presented a LibChat titled “A new kind of MLIS?”
- She also:
- served as a panelist for a presentation titled “Evaluations and Annual Reviews.”
- co-presented (Kara Reuter) “Real world assessment: Using data to evaluate library products and services.”
- presented “A Conversation on Critical Librarianship and Privilege.”
Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 12-14, 2016
- Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., presented a session titled “Helping Students Who Hurt in the School Library.”
- Michelle Baldini, M.L.S., Coordinator, Reinberger Children's Library Center, and Meghan Harper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, presented a session titled “Pop Up the Learning!”
- Senior Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., presented a session titled “Trendspotting: What’s Trending in Teen Literature.”
DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 13-16, 2016
- Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was co-presenter and facilitator of a half-day workshop titled “Building Curriculum for Linked Data Education” (co-presenters and facilitators: Thomas Baker, DCMI, Germany; Michael Crandall, University of Washington, Seattle; Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations/Data Harmony, Albuquerque, N.M.; Stuart A. Sutton, DCMI and University of Washington, Seattle).
- She also:
- co-presented a session titled “Competency-Based Discovery for Learning Linked Data” (co-presenters: Thomas Baker, DCMI, Germany; Michael Crandall, University of Washington, Seattle; Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations/Data Harmony, Albuquerque, N.M.; Stuart A. Sutton, DCMI and University of Washington, Seattle; David Talley, University of Washington, Seattle).
- moderated a session titled “Linked Data for Data Integration and Curation.”
- co-presented (with Jian Qin, Ph.D., Syracuse University) a paper titled “Linking Bioinformatics Research data and Publications Through Metadata and Knowledge Organization Systems,” at the 16th European Networked Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications.
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 14-18, 2016
- Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “Subversively addressing information poverty: Alma Flor Ada, social justice, and the quest for bilingual books in America 1970-2014” as part of a panel called “Dismantling information poverty in cultural production for young people.” (Other panel members: Nicole Cooke, Ph.D., Graduate School of Information Science at the University of Illinois, and Beth Juncker, Ph.D., Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen.)
- Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., co-authored a poster titled “Representation of Kanaka Maoli (Hawai’ian) Culture: A case of Hula Dance,” which was presented at the President’s Reception and Poster Session. (Co-authors: W. Buente; L. Quiroga; S. Valeho-Novikoff.)
- Hajibayova also was co-organizer of a panel titled “Crowdsourcing approaches for knowledge organization systems: Crowd collaboration or crowd work.” (Co-organizers and presenters: Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Timothy Bowman, University of Turku, Finland; Juho Hamari, University of Tampere, Finland; Julia Bullard, The University of Texas at Austin; Barbara H. Kwasnik, Syracuse University.)
Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), Wilmington, Ohio, Oct. 27 & 28, 2016
- Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented a session titled “Promoting Neutrality or Privilege? Academic Libraries and Critical Librarianship.” (Co-presenters: James Castrillo, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater; Paul Campbell, Ohio University.)
- Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., led a roundtable discussion on “Search expertise in student library workers: Making complex information systems more useable.”
- Lecturer Ben Woods, M.S., M.B.A., delivered a keynote address on “Designing the Future of Libraries with UX” at a preconference workshop.