Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en Twidale leads Trust & Security Seminar http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/twidale-leads-trust-security-seminar <p>GSLIS faculty member Michael Twidale delivered a talk on September 9 as part of the <a href="http://www.iti.illinois.edu/seminarsevents/iti-trust-and-security-seminar-tss" target="_blank">Information Trust Institute’s Trust &amp; Security Seminar Series</a>. The series highlights many aspects and applications of information security. In his talk, “The Usability of Security,” Twidale discussed the need for balance between security and usability. </p><blockquote><p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Is an 8-character password more secure than a 4-character one? Is a 16-character password even more secure? What about a 32-character password? Or a 64-character one? What does your model of security say? Does it say that the longer the password, the more secure it is, or the longer the password, the less secure it is, because people will write it down and get more cynical about your stupid, inconvenient rules? Is it safer to make people switch to a new password every year, every quarter, every week, every hour, or every minute? </p><p>You can build a fabulous system with dozens of options, but if people don't find it useful, usable, and acceptable, then it won't get used. If you force them, people will subvert it. Trust is a critical element in adoption, continuing use, and, indeed, committed use. Poor design and a failure to look at the issues from the perspective of end users and different stakeholders can lead to costly failures. This talk will explore how usability analysis, computer-supported cooperative work, and sociotechnical systems engineering can inform the design of resources that have elements of security and privacy. </p></blockquote><p>Twidale is a professor at GSLIS and research associate professor at the Information Trust Institute. His research interests include computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, human-computer interaction, information visualization, and museum informatics. His current projects include studies of informal social learning of technology, technological appropriation, metrics for open access, collaborative information retrieval, low-cost information visualization, ubiquitous learning, and the usability of open source software. His approach involves the use of interdisciplinary techniques to develop high-speed, low-cost methods to better understand the difficulties people have with existing computer applications and so to design more effective systems.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/twidale-leads-trust-security-seminar#comments cybersecurity faculty news user experience Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:17:32 +0000 cglaze 9410 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Makerspace Workshop http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/09/makerspace-workshop <p>Want to learn how to "upcycle" an old t-shirt into a new tote bage? Eager to work with a soldering iron to make a "blinky badge"? Curious about how a 3D printer works? Simply want an opportunity to reconnect with alumni and friends?</p><p>Makerspace Urbana member, Emily Knox (MS '03), Assistant GSLIS Professor, will host a workshop for up to 25 participants on Thursday, October 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at their lab in the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana. Those interested in the t-shirt project are asked to bring an old t-shirt. The blinky-badge kit costs $3 for materials. Tools are provided. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with the projects. Light refreshments will be provided.</p><p>Makerspace provides an open community lab, dedicated to enabling the blend of arts, humanities, science and technology. The organization welcomes people of diverse backgrounds who can learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, and create. The Workshop is a prelude to the Heartland Maer Fest 2014, slated for Saturday, October 18 at the Lincoln Square Mall (Urbana) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p><p>Those interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday, October 6 to the <a href="mailto:">"GSLIS Advancement Office"-gslis-advancement, at illinois.edu-</a>. If you know your project preference, please indicate as well to ensure enough volunteers and materials are on hand. Registration is limited to 25 people.</p><p> </p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Makerspace Urbana, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 South Broadway, Urbana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/09/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/09/makerspace-workshop#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:53:13 +0000 mclaugh 9409 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Banned Books Read-In http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/22/banned-books-read <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/BBW14_CoverArt_op2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="200" height="74" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>[image1-left:resize-600w]In celebration of the <a href="http://www.ala.org/bbooks/" target="_blank">2014 Banned Books Week</a>, an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association and other like-minded organizations, read a banned book out loud! From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will have a video recorder set up in the Center for Children's Books, and YOU are invited to make your support visible (and audible) as you read aloud (5 minutes max.) from a banned book! Bring your favorite or select from one of the many banned books in the CCB. Drop-in, first come, first served.</p><p>Contact <a href="mailto:">"CCB staff"-ccb, at illinois.edu-</a> with any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24 LIS Building, Center for Children&#039;s Books </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">10:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">2:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/22/banned-books-read#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:43:16 +0000 mclaugh 9408 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Bonn speaks on scholarly communication, publishing http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/bonn-speaks-scholarly-communication-publishing <p>Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will speak at two events this month.</p><p>On September 17 Bonn will participate in a panel discussion titled, <a href="http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/7?eventId=31764314&amp;calMin=201408&amp;cal=20140826&amp;skinId=1" target="_blank">“The Future of Scholarly Communication.”</a> The event will be cohosted by GSLIS, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Scholarly Commons of the University Library, and the Spurlock Museum. Discussants will also include Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communication for the Modern Language Association and visiting research professor of English at New York University; and Seth Denbo, director of scholarly communication and digital initiatives for the American Historical Association. This event is free and open to the public. </p><p>A few days later Bonn will present the closing lecture of a <a href="http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4639/31826632" target="_blank">Humanities Without Walls all-consortium workshop</a> that will be held on September 19-20 in Chicago. The workshop will serve as a launch event for the <a href="http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0114IPRH_grant.html" target="_blank">Global Midwest research initiative</a>. Bonn will copresent “Innovative Opportunities for Publishing Outcomes” with John Wilkin, dean of libraries and university librarian for Illinois. GSLIS is a key intellectual and infrastructural partner for Humanities Without Walls, a cooperative effort of fifteen research universities to foster collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities. </p><p>At GSLIS, Bonn teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Her research interests include publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, and the economics of information. She currently serves as editor for the <em>Journal of Electronic Publishing</em>.</p><p>Prior to her teaching appointment at GSLIS, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/bonn-speaks-scholarly-communication-publishing#comments Scholarly Communication Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:02:42 +0000 cglaze 9388 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Unifying Why and Why-Not Provenance using First-Order Query Evaluation Games http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/07/unifying-why-and-why-not-provenance-using-first-order-query-evaluation-games <p>GSLIS Professor Bertram Ludäscher will present, "Unifying Why and Why-Not Provenance using First-Order Query Evaluation Games" at the Department of Computer Science's Yahoo!-DAIS Seminar on October 7. The Database and Information Systems Laboratory (DAIS) conducts fundamental and cutting-edge research in databases, data mining, Web mining, information retrieval, and natural language processing.</p><h3>Abstract</h3><p>After a brief, high-level overview of my research areas and ongoing projects, I will focus on a foundational problem in database theory; i.e., how to explain the presence or absence of tuples in a query result. To this end, I will present a new model of provenance, based on a game-theoretic approach to query evaluation: First, we study graph-based games G in their own right, and ask how to explain that a position x in a game graph G is won, lost, or drawn. The resulting notion of "game provenance" is closely related to winning strategies, and excludes from provenance all "bad moves"; i.e., those which unnecessarily allow the opponent to improve the outcome of a play. In this way, the value of a position is determined soley by its game provenance. We then define provenance games by viewing the evaluation of a first-order query as a game between two players who argue whether a tuple is in the query answer. For RA+ queries, game provenance is equivalent to the most general semiring of provenance polynomials N[X]. Variants of our game yield other known semirings. However, unlike semiring provenance, game provenance also provides a very natural, "built-in" way to handle negation and thus to answer Why-Not questions: In (provenance) games, the reason why x is not won is the same as why x is lost or drawn (the latter is possible for games with draws). Since first-order provenance games are draw-free, they yield a new provenance model that combines how- and why-not provenance.</p><h3>About the Speaker</h3><p>Bertram Ludäscher is a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). Prior to joining the iSchool at Illinois he was a professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. His research interests span the whole data to knowledge life-cycle, from modeling and design of databases and workflows, to knowledge representation and reasoning. His current research focus includes both theoretical foundations of provenance and practical applications, in particular to support automated data quality control and workflow-supported data curation. He is one of the founders of the open source Kepler scientific workflow system, and a member of the DataONE leadership team, focusing on data and workflow provenance. Until 2004 Ludäscher was a research scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and an adjunct faculty at the CSE Department at UC San Diego. He received his M.S. (Dipl.-Inform.) in computer science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (now: K.I.T.) and his PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) from the University of Freiburg, both in Germany.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 216 Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 North Goodwin Avenue, Urbana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/07/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/07/unifying-why-and-why-not-provenance-using-first-order-query-evaluation-games#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:36:32 +0000 cashwill 9403 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu World War I in Champaign County: The Local Story of the Great War http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/18/world-war-i-champaign-county-local-story-great-war <p>On Thursday, September 18 the Student Life and Culture Archives will be partnering with the Champaign County Historical Archives to present "World War I in Champaign County: The Local Story of the Great War." The event will feature live period music, exhibits, and presentations by history Professor Peter Fritzche and curator of the Chanute Air Museum, Mark Hanson.</p><p>Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Archives Research Center (1707 S. Orchard Street, Urbana). GSLIS community members wishing to attend can meet SAA Student Chapter members in front of GSLIS at 6:30 p.m. to ride to the event as a group.</p><p>For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:">"Anna Trammell"-trammel2, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard Street, Urbana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/18/world-war-i-champaign-county-local-story-great-war#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:16:09 +0000 mclaugh 9406 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Ludäscher to present at Yahoo!-DAIS Seminar on October 7 http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/ludaescher-present-yahoo-dais-seminar-october-7 <p>GSLIS Professor Bertram Ludäscher will present, "Unifying Why and Why-Not Provenance using First-Order Query Evaluation Games," at the Yahoo!-DAIS (Database and Information Systems Laboratory) Seminar from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on October 7 at the Siebel Center for Computer Science (Room 216). He also will be the featured speaker at this month's <a href="/events/2014/09/19/cirss-seminar-series-bertram-ludaescher">CIRSS Seminar Series</a> at GSLIS on September 19.</p><p>His Yahoo!-DAIS presentation will address the following:</p><p style="padding-left:30px;">After a brief, high-level overview of my research areas and ongoing projects, I will focus on a foundational problem in database theory; i.e., how to explain the presence or absence of tuples in a query result. To this end, I will present a new model of provenance, based on a game-theoretic approach to query evaluation: First, we study graph-based games G in their own right, and ask how to explain that a position x in a game graph G is won, lost, or drawn. The resulting notion of "game provenance" is closely related to winning strategies, and excludes from provenance all "bad moves"; i.e., those which unnecessarily allow the opponent to improve the outcome of a play. In this way, the value of a position is determined soley by its game provenance. We then define provenance games by viewing the evaluation of a first-order query as a game between two players who argue whether a tuple is in the query answer. For RA+ queries, game provenance is equivalent to the most general semiring of provenance polynomials N[X]. Variants of our game yield other known semirings. However, unlike semiring provenance, game provenance also provides a very natural, "built-in" way to handle negation and thus to answer Why-Not questions: In (provenance) games, the reason why x is not won is the same as why x is lost or drawn (the latter is possible for games with draws). Since first-order provenance games are draw-free, they yield a new provenance model that combines how- and why-not provenance.</p><p>A leading figure in data and knowledge management, <a href="https://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/07/ludaescher-joins-gslis-faculty">Ludäscher joined the GSLIS faculty</a> this fall. He also holds an appointment at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and an affiliate appointment at the Department of Computer Science. He previously served as a professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. Until 2004, he was a research scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and an adjunct faculty in the CSE Department at UC San Diego.</p><p>Ludäscher's research interests span the whole data to knowledge life-cycle, from modeling and design of databases and workflows, to knowledge representation and reasoning. His current research focus includes both theoretical foundations of provenance and practical applications, in particular to support automated data quality control and workflow-supported data curation. He is one of the founders of the open source Kepler scientific workflow system, and a member of the DataONE leadership team, focusing on data and workflow provenance.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/ludaescher-present-yahoo-dais-seminar-october-7#comments database theory Information Organization, Access, and Retrieval Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:49:30 +0000 cashwill 9402 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Dissertation Proposal Defense: Frederick Lugya http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/06/dissertation-proposal-defense-frederick-lugya <p>More details to follow.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 341 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/06/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/06/dissertation-proposal-defense-frederick-lugya#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:18:09 +0000 mclaugh 9395 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Academic Success Series: LIS Academic Supplements and Vitamins http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/01/academic-success-series-lis-academic-supplements-and-vitamins <p>Please join academic advising as we discuss tools and methods to supplement your academic experience. There are many free opportunities students can seek on their own outside of class to broaden their skill sets, interests, and professional resources. If you have an educational supplemental resource to share with us at the end, please do. </p><p>This session will take place in the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">Student Services Meeting Room</a>.</p><p>Questions? Contact <a href="mailto:">"Ray Ostman"-tostman2, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/01/academic-success-series-lis-academic-supplements-and-vitamins#comments Student Affairs Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:29:54 +0000 mclaugh 9389 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CIRSS Seminar Series: Bertram Ludäscher http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/19/cirss-seminar-series-bertram-ludaescher <p>Please join us for the launch of this semester's CIRSS Seminar Series. New GSLIS faculty member <a href="/people/faculty/ludaesch">Professor Bertram Ludäscher</a> will present, "Euler: A Logic-Based Toolkit for Aligning and Reconciling Multiple Taxonomic Perspectives."</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p>Biological classification and phylogenetic inferences often need to be updated and revised in light of new information. Such taxonomic revisions are usually done by domain experts who relate and align concepts of previously published taxonomies. Usually two (or more) taxonomies T1, T2, and a set of expert articulations A between them (i.e., set constraints relating taxa from T1, T2) are given. The goal is then to find the "best merge" of T1 + T2 + A; ideally a single, unique result taxonomy T3. We have developed Euler/X, an open source toolkit to solve such taxonomy alignment problems using a number of underlying reasoning engines (e.g., we use X in {FO, ASP, RCC}, denoting First-Order logic, Answer Set Programming and Region Connection Calculus reasoners, respectively.) Euler can detect and diagnose inconsistent inputs and then suggest repairs, i.e., minimal changes to the user-provided input articulations that eliminate the logical inconsistency. On the other hand, if the user input is ambiguous, multiple possible merge results for T3 (i.e., multiple "possible worlds") are obtained and presented to the user. I will present ongoing work to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of both inconsistency repair and ambiguity reduction. The Euler toolkit also provides a nice illustration of the many faces and uses of provenance in practical data analysis tools. Time allowing, I will also give a brief overview of other related projects, e.g., to develop a data curation toolkit for biodiversity data.</p><p><strong>About the Speaker:</strong></p><p>Bertram Ludäscher is a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). Prior to joining the iSchool at Illinois he was a professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. His research interests span the whole data to knowledge life-cycle, from modeling and design of databases and workflows, to knowledge representation and reasoning. His current research focus includes both theoretical foundations of provenance and practical applications, in particular to support automated data quality control and workflow-supported data curation. He is one of the founders of the open source Kepler scientific workflow system, and a member of the DataONE leadership team, focusing on data and workflow provenance. Until 2004 Ludäscher was a research scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and an adjunct faculty at the CSE Department at UC San Diego. He received his MS (Dipl.-Inform) in computer science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (now: K.I.T.) and his PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) from the University of Freiburg, both in Germany.</p><p><strong>About the CIRSS Seminar Series:</strong></p><p>The aim of the CIRSS Seminar Series is to provide a relaxed, no-prep venue for sharing our current research by presenting reruns (or previews) of our recent conference presentations, and presentations from visiting scholars. All CIRSS faculty and student affiliates are welcome to present, and the sessions are open to the entire campus community. More information about the CIRSS Seminar Series, including upcoming presentations, and audio and slides from past presentations, is <a href="http://cirssweb.lis.illinois.edu/Events/eventsSeminar.php">available on our website</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 126 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/19/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/19/cirss-seminar-series-bertram-ludaescher#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:02:46 +0000 mclaugh 9387 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Gant to moderate TPRC42 panel http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/gant-moderate-tprc42-panel <p>Jon Gant, GSLIS research associate professor and director of the <a href="http://cdi.lis.illinois.edu/cdi/" target="_blank">Center for Digital Inclusion</a>, will moderate a panel at this week’s <a href="http://www.tprcweb.com/" target="_blank">Telecommunication Policy Research Conference</a> (TPRC42), held at George Mason University School of Law on September 12-14. Gant, a national leader in the areas of digital inclusion and broadband adoption, served on the program committee for the conference as well.</p> <p>Gant will moderate the panel “Internet, Innovation &amp; Effects” on September 13. Papers discussed at this panel will include:</p> <p style="padding-left:30px;"><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2418770" target="_blank">"Current Trends and Controversies in Internet Peering and Transit: Implications for the Future Evolution of the Internet"</a><br />David P. Reed, University of Colorado at Boulder; Douglas Sicker, Carnegie Mellon University; Donny Warbritton</p> <p style="padding-left:30px;"><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2417573" target="_blank">"Measurement and Analysis of Internet Interconnection and Congestion"</a><br />David D. Clark, MIT CSAIL; Amogh D. Dhamdhere, CAIDA/UC; Matthew Luckie, CAIDA; Steven Bauer, MIT (LCS); K.C. Claffy, University of California, San Diego (UCSD); William Lehr, MIT CSAIL; Bradley Huffaker, CAIDA</p> <p style="padding-left:30px;"><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2418576" target="_blank">"Do Internet Exchange Points Really Matter? Evidence from Bolivia"</a><br />Hernan Galperin, Universidad de San Andres; Maria F. Viecens, University of San Andres; Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin, Universidad de Buenos Aires</p> <p>TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information, and Internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to present original research relevant to policy making, share information about areas where research is needed, and engage in discussion on current policy issues.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/gant-moderate-tprc42-panel#comments internet research Social and Community Informatics telecommunications policy Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:30:05 +0000 cashwill 9386 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Info City CU launches lecture series http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/info-city-cu-launches-lecture-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/InfoCity-Choate.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="453" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-300w/InfoCity-Choate2_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-300w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-300w_default" width="300" height="463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For six years GSLIS has sponsored ten Digital Divide Lectures each fall. This year, the lectures continue under a new name: the Information City Lectures. Urbana Free Library Director Celeste Choate opened the lecture series in early September.  </p><p>The lectures are hosted in conjunction with Info City CU, a partnership between the Community Informatics Lab at GSLIS headed by Associate Professor Kate Williams, the Department of African American Studies, the Digital Equality Initiative, and Chrisp Media. Info City CU will build upon decades of public computing innovation in Champaign-Urbana and pursue equitable and citywide access to technology, digital literacy, and relevant online content and applications.</p><p>“An information city is coming into being. The industrial city was a result of all kinds of forces. This time around, can we be more conscious and deliberate? Can we make sure the outcomes work for all of us? This means conversation, so the Digital Divide Lectures become the Information City Lectures,” said Williams.</p><p>In her talk, Choate emphasized the constant service innovations of the public library during her first months as director but also over the history of the public library as an institution. She talked about the longstanding Tech Volunteers program that evolved from a GSLIS community informatics class field assignment. She also highlighted the library’s successful Teen Open Lab program where the library's auditorium becomes a teen-only space during afterschool hours. Young patrons can design and make objects on a 3-D printer, compose and record music, and even sew on a modern computerized sewing machine—all of this supported by the library's strong book collection. The program was designed by librarians in consultation with their young adult patrons.  </p><p>Upcoming lectures include the University’s new chief information officer, Mark Henderson, who will speak at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 at the Champaign Public Library. All lectures are open to the public. For the full schedule of talks please visit the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/infocity" target="_blank">Info City Lecture Series website</a>.<a href="http://go.illinois.edu/infocity"> </a></p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/info-city-cu-launches-lecture-series#comments School News Social and Community Informatics Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:23:24 +0000 cglaze 9380 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Alumni to share experiences during Career Exploration Week http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/alumni-share-experiences-during-career-exploration-week <p>From September 15-18, GSLIS Student Affairs will host Career Exploration Week. The week will feature talks by professionals from different career areas in library and information science in order to help students explore the many options open to an LIS professional. Speakers will discuss how their professional interests developed and evolved, share what a typical work day is like, and offer advice for those interested in pursuing a similar path. There will be time for questions.<br /><br />Events will be held at 7 p.m. virtually in the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">Student Services Meeting Room</a> (GSLIS login and password required). </p><h3>Public Libraries: Monday, September 15 </h3><ul><li><strong>Karyn Applegate</strong> (MS '11), Director of the Rock Hill (MO) Public Library</li><li><strong>Toby Greenwalt</strong> (MS '04), Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Implementation at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh </li><li><strong>Samantha Sednek </strong>(MS '11), Head of Youth Services at Medford Public Library</li></ul><h3>Academic Libraries: Tuesday, September 16</h3><ul><li><strong>Becky Hodson</strong> (MS '13), Reference Librarian, Public Support Services, at Kishwaukee College Library</li><li><strong>Eric Phetteplace</strong> (MS '11), Systems Librarian at California College of the Arts</li><li><strong>Yasmeen Shorish</strong> (MS '11), Physical &amp; Life Sciences Librarian and Data Management Consultant at James Madison University </li></ul><h3>Research and Knowledge Management: Wednesday, September 17 </h3><ul><li><strong>Katie Webber</strong> (MS '11), Knowledge Management Specialist at Bain and Co.</li><li><strong>Matt Smith </strong>(MS '11), Assistant Director of Prospect Research and Management for The University of Maryland Medical System </li><li><strong>Yoo Seong-Song</strong>, Associate Professor at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library at the University of Illinois and Adjunct Instructor (business speciality) at GSLIS </li></ul><h3>Taxonomy and User Experience: Thursday, September 18</h3><ul><li><strong>Lori Hurley</strong> (MS '13), Information Architect at Allstate Insurance</li><li><strong>Cate Kompare</strong> (MS '13), User Experience Designer at Pixo</li><li><strong>Jenny Benevento</strong> (MS '05), Category Analyst at Etsy</li></ul> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/09/alumni-share-experiences-during-career-exploration-week#comments School News Student Affairs Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:34:02 +0000 cglaze 9385 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Career Exploration Week: Taxonomy and User Experience http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/18/career-exploration-week-taxonomy-and-user-experience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/jennybentoheadlg.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="200" height="258" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/Lori_pic.jpg.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="186" height="240" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/cate.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="200" height="259" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> From September 15-18, GSLIS Student Affairs will host Career Exploration Week. The week will feature talks by professionals from different career areas in library and information science in order to help students explore the many options open to an LIS professional. Speakers will discuss how their professional interests developed and evolved, share what a typical work day is like, and offer advice for those interested in pursuing a similar path. There will be time for questions. </p> <p>Speaking on Thursday, September 18<strong> </strong>about their experiences in taxonomy and user experience will be:   </p><ul><li><strong>Jenny Benevento</strong> (MS '05), Category Analyst at Etsy</li><li><strong>Lori Hurley</strong> (MS '13), Information Architect at Allstate Insurance </li><li><strong>Cate Kompare</strong> (MS '13), User Experience Designer at Pixo</li></ul><p>[image1-left:resize-180w][image2-left:resize-180w][image3-left:resize-180w]</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Student Services Meeting Room - <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm</a> </p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/18/career-exploration-week-taxonomy-and-user-experience#comments Student Affairs Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:44:36 +0000 cglaze 9384 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Career Exploration Week: Research and Knowledge Management http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/17/career-exploration-week-research-and-knowledge-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/song.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="200" height="258" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/resize-200w/Capture.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-resize-200w imagecache-default imagecache-resize-200w_default" width="156" height="439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>[image2-right:resize-150w]From September 15-18, GSLIS Student Affairs will host Career Exploration Week. The week will feature talks by professionals from different career areas in library and information science in order to help students explore the many options open to an LIS professional. Speakers will discuss how their professional interests developed and evolved, share what a typical work day is like, and offer advice for those interested in pursuing a similar path. There will be time for questions.</p> <p>Speaking on Wednesday, September 17<strong> </strong>about their experiences in research and knowledge management will be:  </p><ul><li><strong>Katie Webber</strong> (MS '11), Knowledge Management Specialist at Bain and Co. </li></ul><ul><li><strong>Yoo Seong-Song</strong>, Associate Professor at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library at Illinois and Adjunct Instructor (business speciality) at GSLIS</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Matt Smith</strong> (MS '11), Assistant Director of Prospect Research and Management for The University of Maryland Medical System</li></ul><p><strong>Katie Webber</strong> graduated from GSLIS in 2011. As a student she took advantage of internship opportunities. She spent a summer at Accenture on their internal research team and a semester at CNN’s Washington DC Bureau library. Following graduation she worked at Walgreens headquarters as a competitive intelligence analyst and later on their research and analysis team in the Corporate Strategy department. She recently made the move from business research to knowledge management with a new role as a knowledge management specialist at Bain &amp; Company.  </p><p><strong>Matt Smith</strong> is currently the assistant director of prospect research and management at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously he was the prospect research analyst at the East Stroudsburg University Foundation. He is a 2011 graduate of GSLIS and was president of the GSLIS chapter of the Special Libraries Association. His interests include financial research and data analytics and modeling.</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />Student Services Meeting Room, <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm</a> </p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/17/career-exploration-week-research-and-knowledge-management#comments Student Affairs Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:41:52 +0000 cglaze 9383 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu