Information Science Research Meetings

Information Science research meetings a.k.a Brown Bag meetings primarily focus on improving the quality of scholarly work at the department. They are meant to support faculty and PhD students in their research careers therefore it is open to all faculty and students who wish to share their ideas in the field of Information Science or Library Science. We meet every Friday at noon during a regular long semester and the participants are free to bring their lunch/snacks to the meetings.

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Every Friday)
Location: Information Science Conference Room at the UNT Discovery Park Campus.

Bring your lunch and participate in an intellectual conversation with your fellow researchers.

You may also join these meetings remotely. Please email your interest, prior to each meeting to


Spring 2019

DATE Topic Discussion Leader
18-Jan                   A Brief Bibliometric Analysis of Information Science & Library Science Publications in 2018 Dr. Jiangping Chen
25-Jan Finding Research Topics Dr. Jiangping Chen
1-Feb Information Organization and Metadata Research Dr. Oksana Zavalina
8-Feb                  Establishing a User Experience Lab at UNT-COI Dr. Xin Wang

                            Multi-Disciplinary Information Research Symposium (MIRS) -                                       Scholarly communication and abstract writing workshop

                     Call for collaboration: Catapulting the data of today into the environment of tomorrow

MIRS Committee


Chinami McLain

22-Feb Productivity: An Eternal Balance for Scholars Dr. Jeff Allen
1-Mar "Something that feels like a community": The role of personal stories in builidng community-based participatory archives Dr.  Jeonghyun "Annie" Kim and Ana Roeschley
8-Mar When Failure is Success Dr. Daniella Smith
22-Mar Software Engineering Process & Practices for Data Science Dr. Junhua Ding
5-Apr Cybersecurity Research & Updates Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh & Dr. Hsia-Ching "Carrie" Chang
12-Apr Video & Meaning Dr. Brian O'Connor
26-Apr An overview of the 2019 iConference iConference attendees

Fall 2018 

DATE Topic Discussion Leader
14-Sept A Machine Learning Approach for Detecting Groundwater Runo Connectivity Dr. Ding
21-Sept Dynamic capabilities of a smart city: An innovative approach to discovering
urban problems and solutions
Miyong and Habib
5-Oct Mirror with a Memory: Why Did Photography Explode into 19th Century America Dr. O’connor
12-Oct A Typology of Public Knowledge Dr. Miksa
19-Oct Deep Changes in law librarianship 1979 - present time Mary Voegtle
26-Oct Life in the round: Investing intersection between digital world and ethnic minorities in Yunan, China Dr. Ming Zhu and Dr. Yunfei Du 
16-Nov ASIS&T Conference Experience ASIS&T 2019 Attendees
30-Nov ASIST Presentation: The Current State of Data Governance in Higher Education Dr. Chang and Cary Jim
  An Overview of Data Governance, Information Governance and IT Governance  
7-Dec Deep Transfer Learning for Classification Dr. Shuyi Wang