DIS faculty and students to present at virtual iConference

The 2020 iConference, originally scheduled to take place in Boras, Sweden will now take the form of an all-virtual conference. The conference, which brings together information professionals and scholars will take place on March 23 - 27, 2020.  This year’s theme is Sustainable Digital Communities.

The following DIS faculty and staff will present papers and posters at this year’s conference. All times are CET.

Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Poster sessions)

Defining Data Ethics in Library and Information Science
Ana Roeschley (Ph.D. candidate), Malak Khader (Ph.D. candidate) 

Understanding Information Resources for College Student Mental Health: A Knowledge Graph Approach
Xiaoyu Zhang (Ph.D. candidate), Jiangping Chen (Professor)

Factors Impacting Social Media Users' Information Behavior: The Concept of Social Noise
Tara Zimmerman (Ph.D. candidate), Sahar Behpour (Ph.D. candidate), Suliman Hawamdeh (Professor)

Tuesday, March 24, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Short paper)

Spatial Accessibility and Equity of Public Libraries in Urban Settings
Lingzi Hong (Assistant Professor), Jiahui Wu2, Zhenpeng Zou2
 2: University of Maryland College Park

Wednesday, March 25 , 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Full paper)

An Experience Report for Running an REU Program in an iSchool
Junhua Ding (Professor), Jiangping Chen (Professor), Alexis Palmer (Assistant Professor; Linguistics Department), Daniella Smith (Associate Professor)

Wednesday, March 25 , 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Short paper)

Reimagining Small World: A Preliminary Model
Priya Kizhakkethil (Ph.D. candidate)

Thursday, March 26, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Short paper)

Identifying Challenges for Information Organization in Language Archives: Preliminary Findings
Mary Burke (Ph.D. student), Oksana Zavalina (Associate Professor)

An Exploration of Contributor-Created Description Field in Participatory Archives
Ana Roeschley (Ph.D. candidate), Jeonghyun Kim (Associate Professor), Oksana Zavalina (Associate Professor)

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Short paper)

Diversifying the Next Generation of Project Managers: Skills Project Managers must have in the Digital Age
Schenita Floyd (Ph.D. candidate), Abidemi Atolagbe-Olaoye (Ph.D. candidate)