The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) will attend and present at ALA Virtual 2020 on June 24-26. According to the conference website, the three-day event sends a strong message that the library community can and will remain connected during this unprecedented time. Events include educational sessions available in an on-demand format, notable featured speakers, COVID-19 information for libraries, live chats with authors, live-streamed presentations, a virtual Exhibit Hall, and networking opportunities with peers via social activities.
Joyce Kasman Valenza, Assistant Teaching Professor of Library and Information Science and last year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from AASL, is participating in the Library Research Round Table on Wednesday, June 24. She is discussing “Crossing Thresholds: Wikipedia Shaming: Authority Dilemmas Across Educational Stages.”
Laura Costello, virtual reference services librarian at Rutgers University Libraries and current SC&I Ph.D. student, is participating in the Reference Research Forum on June 24. She is discussing “Researching Potential Users through Proactive Chat,” a paper she co-authored with her colleague, Amy Kimura, web services librarian at Rutgers University Libraries.