DIS faculty and students to participate at 2022 ALISE and ASIS&T Annual Meetings

The College of Information – Department of Information Science is pleased to share that several faculty, doctoral and master’s students, and alumni will attend and participate at both the 2022 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual meetings. 

The ALISE conference will take place from October 24 - 26 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme of this year's conference is “Go back and Get It: From One Narrative to Many” which, according to the conference website "signifies the intention to provide a fearless space to examine how the history of LIS education, and academia as whole, impacts the profession in the present." The Department is also pleased to show its support of the ALISE organization through its sponsorship of the Doctoral Student Poster Session Reception Showcase.

This year marks the 85th year of the ASIS&T annual meeting which will also take place in Pittsburgh. The conference will be held from October 29 - November 1, 2022 under the theme "Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-Imagining an Information-Resilient Society."

The following faculty and students will participate at the ALISE & ASIS&T meetings:

Association for Library and Information Science education (ALISE):

Manar Alsaid, Ph.D. student and Regents Professor, Suliman Hawamdeh will present their paper “The Impact of Social Media on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance: Data Analytic Approach." 

kYmberly Keeton , Ph.D. student and UNT alumna will present her paper “An Autoethnographic Chronicle: The Evolution of Self-Documentation in African American Community Archives.”

Associate Professor, Shawne Miksa , will present on a panel for the ALISE Technical Services Education SIG “Revisiting Instructional Approaches in Response to Emerging Cataloging Standards.” Dr. Miksa will also serve as a judge for the doctoral student posters.

Suliman Hawamdeh will present on two Special Interest Group (SIG) panels: “Teaching and Learning the Ninth Principle of the ALA Code of Ethics.” (Information Ethics SIG) and “Who owns us in perpetuity?: A question of intellectual property, copyright, and information policy” (Information Policy SIG).

Associate Professor, Jeonghyun Kim will present the poster “A Comparative Analysis of Data Literacy Competency Frameworks" with UNT master’s student Catrina Berka.

Assistant Professor, Sarah Evans will present a Works-In Progress poster titled “Going Back to Get the Stories: Oral Histories of Childhood Reading from Diverse Perspectives” in conjunction with doctoral students, kYmberly Keeton, Lacy Molina, and Mimi Byun.

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T):

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On Sunday, Oct 30, Assistant Professor, Lingzi Hong  will present her co-authored paper “Learning Domain-Specific Semantic Representation from Weakly Supervised Data to Improve Research Dataset Retrieval.”

Regents Professor, Jeff Allen will serve as Chair of the panel presentation “Knowledge Management in an Information-Resilient Society" (SIG-KM) on October 31.


The following faculty and students will present during the Poster Session on Monday, October 31 from 5:45 - 6:45:

Professor and Associate Dean, Yunfei Du and Ph.D. student, Sephra Byrne will present their poster “A Preliminary Analysis of Outreach Librarian’s Knowledge and Skills."

Professor and Chair Jiangping Chen, Clinical Assistant Professor, Haihua Chen , and Master's student, Roopesh Maganti will present their poster “Uncover Marginalized Narratives of Japanese American Incarceration: An Annotation Scheme for Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics." 

Sarah Evans, assistant professor and Ph.D. students, Mimi Byun and Diana Rojas-Ponce will present their poster “Game Development as Speculative Design: Teaching Data Science Ethics Using Decentralized Research Groups." This poster is in conjunction with Bernease Herman and Cecilia Aragon from the University of Washington.

Associate Professor, Dr. Jeonghyun Kim  will participate in the poster session and present “Collection Development Policies for Special Collections at Selected Academic Libraries" with doctoral candidate James Faulkner.