IS Faculty to present at TLA annual conference

UNT Department of Information Science will have several faculty members presenting at the 2019 Texas Library Association Conference to be held in Austin, Texas, April 15-18. This state conference is the largest state library conference in the US with some 7,000 to 8,000 attendees and over 400 exhibitors. The daily sessions comprise of presentations by noted people in the profession, and provides Texas libraries and librarians with some of the best learning opportunities and resources available. We are also pleased to have many of our alumni who will also be presenting at the conference.  

The Department will also have an exhibit booth (# 2433) at the conference. On the evening of Wednesday, April 17, we invite our alumni, students and friends of the department to join us for our Alumni & Friends dinner at the Austin Public Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ticket price : $25.


Jiangping Chen
Jiangping Chen


Wednesday, April 17, 2019  -  11:35-11:55 a.m.

Presenter: Jiangping Chen, Professor and Chair

Presentation Title: Cyberinfrastructure Adoption in Academic Libraries



Yvonne Chandler
Yvonne Chandler


Thursday, April 18, 2019  -  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Panelists: Yvonne Chandler, Associate Professor; Jesus Campos, South Texas College; Michelle Cervantes, Round Rock Public Library; Dale McNeil, San Antonio Public Library; Valerie Prilop, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Valerie Tagoe, Dallas ISD

Topic: Recruitment and Retention: Building a Diverse Library Workforce    




John Marino

Monday, April 15, 2019  -  2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Presenters: John Marino, Assistant Professor; Kim Mathey, Edmond School District (WA)
Title : Information Problem-Solving: Inquiry Every Day and Every Way


Tuesday, April 16, 2019  -  3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Presenters: John Marino, Assistant Professor; Sarah Evans, TWU
Title: Data Literacy Leadership in the Library


Shawne Miksa
Shawne Miksa


Thursday, April 18, 2019  - 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenters: Dr. Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor; Gretchen Hoffman, TWU

Title: An RDA Status Report and Update on the New Toolkit




Daniella Smith
Daniella Smith


Monday, April 15, 2019 -  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Great Ideas Poster & Lightning Talks Session)

Presenter: Daniella Smith, Associate Professor

Title: Digital Fabrication for Building STEM Skills in Elementary Students



For the TLA program and additional presentation details, view the conference program here.