SC&I Students and Faculty Attend iConference

SC&I faculty and students participate in iConference 2012

Faculty in attendance included Ph.D Program Director Marija Dalbello, LIS Department Chair Marie L. Radford, Jacek Gwizdka, Michael Lesk, and Rebecca Reynolds.

PhD program alumna Debbie Rabina (2000) received a Best Poster Award for her work, co-authored with Anthony Cocciolo, titled "Does the use of Place Affect Learner Engagement? The Case of GeoStoryteller on the Streets of New York."

Doctoral students participated with a number of poster presentations:

  • Jessica Lingel, We Realized We Had to Become Librarians: DJs, Information Practices and Music Libraries
  • Kyong-Eun Oh, Exploring the Process of Organizing Personal Information
  • Kyong-Eun Oh, Soohyung Joo, and Yong Hyun Park, Which Facets are Easy to Use and Useful in Accessing Consumer Health Information on the Web? A Pilot Study
  • Iulian Vamanu, Dimensions of Indigenous Heritage Discourse and the Use of Technologies of Display in an Ethnographic Exhibition: A Case Study of the Song for the Horse Nation Exhibition (National Museum of the American Indian, New York)

Hannah Kwon and Jessica Lingel also participated in a one-day doctoral colloquium.  Also in attendance were Emily Knox and Ziad Matni.

SC&I hosted a reception on Wednesday, February 8, which was attended by many members of the SC&I community and colleagues from across the iSchool Consortium schools.

Photos from the conference can be found here.

The 2012 iConference was held from February 7 to February 10, 2012, in Toronto, Canada.  This year's theme was "Culture • Design Society."  The Program Schedule and Proceedings can be accessed at the conference website.

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