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Rutgers University, The School of Communication and Information, Attends ASIS&T 2017
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Rutgers iSchool at ASIS&T 2017

27 October – 1 November

Washington, DC

ASIS&T 2017 Conference Program

Rutgers iSchool faculty and students are participating in a variety of activities at ASIS&T.  If you are attending the conference, we invite you to attend the events listed below to learn more about our exciting new research and meet or revisit your Rutgers colleagues and friends.


Saturday, October 28 
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SIG INFOLEARN: Information and Learning Sciences Research as an Integral Scholarly Nexus (Workshop)Rebecca Reynolds, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan (RU Ph.D. Alum)


Sunday, October 29
3:00 p.m. Community Informatics (Paper session)
Identifying the Reasons Contributing to Question Deletion in Educational Q&A
Manasa Rath, Rutgers University
Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Diana Floegel, Rutgers University
9:30 p.m. Party with “The Professors” including Marie Radford, Ph.D. on keyboards and RU Ph.D. Alum Gary Radford on lead guitar.


Monday, October 30
8:30 a.m. Archeological Perspectives in Information Science (Panel Session)
Isto Huvila, Uppsala University
Michael Olsson, University of Technology Sydney
Ixchel M. Faniel, OCLC
Marija Dabello, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Costis Dallas, University of Toronto
10:30 a.m. Information Retrieval (Paper Session)
Search Successes and Failures in Query Segments and Search Tasks: A Field Study
Yiwei Wang, Rutgers University
Jiqun Liu, Rutgers University
Soumik Mandal, Rutgers University
Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University
1:30 p.m. Health Information Behavior Research with Marginalized Populations (Panel Session)
Blake Hawkins, University of British Columbia
Kaitlin L. Costello, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Tiffany Veinot, University of Michigan 
Amelia Gibson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Devon Greyson, British Columbia Children’s Hospital


Tuesday, October 31
12:30 p.m. From Sensors to Sense-Making: Opportunities and Challenges for Information Science (Panel Session)
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University
Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin
Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Vivek Singh, Ph.D., Rutgers University
3:00 p.m. Engaging at the Margins: Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches to Social Justice (Panel Session)
John Budd, University of Missouri
Vanessa Kitzie, University of South Carolina (RU Ph.D. Alum)
Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Gary P. Radford, Fairleigh Dickinson University (RU Ph.D. Alum)
7 p.m. SIG CON
Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Chair


Wednesday, November 1
8:30 a.m. Information Behavior
Shawon Sakar, Yiwei Wang, & Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany  
Philip Doty, UT Austin
10:30 a.m. Learnsourcing: Is it Working or Failing, and Where to Go from Here? (Panel Session)
Manasa Rath, Rutgers University

Oleksandr Zakharchuk, Brainly Inc.
Rich Gazen, Brainly Inc.
Sanghee Oh, Chungnam National University in South Korea
Chirag Shah, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland


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