iConference Interactive Event: Shaping Future Directions for LIS to Thrive and Grow in iSchools


Blue iConference 2022 web banner that reads, Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future. Online conference February 28th to March 4th, 2022

March 2, 2022 | 11:00am US-CST

Join us at iConference 2022 to surface ambitions for tackling critical information challenges of our time and cultivate synergies and collaboration across iSchools.

Schools of Library and Information Science (LIS) were foundational in launching the iSchool movement. Over the past 20 years, the movement and many individual schools have grown to become increasingly multidisciplinary, as concepts, problems, and opportunities related to information, people, and technology prevailed across disciplines. LIS is now one of many fields represented by iSchool faculty and programs, and LIS itself has become more interdisciplinary in its orientation to research and education. Against this backdrop of evolution and change, a group of iSchools is initiating a national conversation to inform future positioning and priorities for LIS research and education within the broader mission of iSchools. This interactive event will provide background on the group’s activities and engage participants in collective reflection on evolution in the field and in their schools. The session will generate broad perspectives and surface priorities to inform planning of an LIS Summit slated for 2022.

Imagine 10 years of unprecedented progress in LIS research and education

→ What changes would we see in libraries?

→ What changes would we see in iSchools? 

  • How did we accelerate research into practice?
  • How did we strengthen the professional workforce?

Introduction and panel presentation by:

Carole L. Palmer & Chris Coward, University of Washington

Maria Bonn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland

Breakout sessions:

  • Resilience to crises in health, climate, and democracy
  • Serving multicultural communities
  • Toward smarter rural and urban communities
  • Next generation scholarly communication and open research
  • Brainstorming other critical information challenges 

Organizers and facilitators:

  • Amelia Acker, University of Texas at Austin
  • Cindy Aden, University of Washington
  • Maria Bonn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Chris Coward, University of Washington
  • Chance Hunt, University of Washington
  • Emily Knox, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
  • R. David Lankes, University of Texas at Austin
  • Michelle Martin, University of Washington
  • Marijel Melo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ana Ndumu, University of Maryland
  • Carole Palmer, University of Washington
  • Beth Patin, Syracuse University
  • Brian Sturm, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland
  • Andrea Thomer, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • Mike Twidale, University of Illinois

Hosted by: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington

 

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