[Siguse-l] Call for Participation: 6th Annual SIG-USE ResearchSymposium

Eric Meyers meyerse at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 2 18:00:04 EDT 2006

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Submit research summaries by August 15, 2006.

Call for Participation: 6th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium American
Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual
Conference Saturday, November 4, 2006, 1-6 p.m., The Hilton Austin,
Austin, TX

Information Realities: Exploring Affective and Emotional Aspects in
Information Seeking and Use

In an effort to develop a holistic approach to the user-centered
paradigm, the 2006 SIG-USE Symposium will engage in the discussion of
the vital role of emotions and affect in information behavior. 

The symposium will begin with introductory presentations:

**The Influence of Affect in Information Seeking and Use: Considerations
for Research and Practice** By Carol Collier Kuhlthau Professor II
Emerita, Library and Information Science and Director, Center for
International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), Rutgers

**The Affective Revolution and Information Behavior Research** By Diane
Nahl Professor and Chair, Library and Information Science Program,
Information and Computer Sciences Department, University of Hawaii

To apply to the Symposium, experienced researchers and practitioners
should submit a 1-page synopsis (about 300 words) in which they
summarize their (and other key) related current research or practice on
emotional or affective issues. Those new to the field should similarly
identify an area for discussion and describe their research or
professional interests. Examples of potential research areas include: 

-Affective components of the information seeking, information sharing,
or information encountering processes -Affective needs of searchers
-Methodological approaches to the study of affect -Emotional design
issues -Value-sensitive systems -Affective issues in specific

Formal papers are not expected; the Symposium will follow a seminar
format focusing on participant discussion. Synopses will be posted on
the SIG USE website (www.asis.org/SIG/SIGUSE/) prior to the meeting and
will be used to organize small-group discussions. Synopses should be
emailed to the Symposium organizers by August 15, 2006; applicants will
be notified by September 1. Participation is limited to 40 people.
Participants must register with ASIS&T for the Symposium.

Symposium Organizers:
-Diane Nahl, Information & Computer Sciences Department, Chair, Library
and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii (nahl at hawaii.edu) 
-Dania Bilal, School of Information Sciences, College of Communication
and Information, University of Tennessee (dania at utk.edu) 
-Eric Meyers, The Information School, University of Washington
(meyerse at u.washington.edu)
-Crystal Fulton, School of Information and Library Studies, University
College Dublin, Ireland (crystal.fulton at ucd.ie) 
-Ruth Vondracek, University Libraries, Oregon State University
(ruth.vondracek at oregonstate.edu ) 
-Laura Cheng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State
University (yrcheng at kent.edu)

See the SIG-USE Symposium web page for full details:

Members $80, non-members $95, before Sept. 16 Members $90, non-members
$105, after Sept. 16 SIG USE members get an additional $10 off
Lecture/presentation only $20 This workshop day course does not qualify
for a $75 discount 

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