[Siguse-l] ASIST SIGUSE 2011 call for participation
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WHERE YOUR WORLD MEETS MINE: INFORMATION USE ACROSS DOMAINS
Date: October 12, 2011
Location: ASIS&T Annual Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans,
Conference website: http://asis.org/asist2011/am11cfp.html
The 11th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium at the 2011 Annual Meeting of
the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) will
explore the intersections of information seeking and use with domains
outside of information science. In the last decade, information
sciences attention to cross-disciplinary questions has remained a
central focus of the field. To some degree, working in information
science inherently means working across boundaries. As information
behavior researchers and practitioners, we must not only be immersed in
information science practices and perspectives, but able to entertain,
incorporate, and challenge the perspectives of the various other domains
in which we work.
This Symposium invites researchers, graduate students, and practitioners
to reflect on and discuss experiences in their own work of boundary
crossing, boundary living, and boundary pushing. A series of keynote
dialogues will pair information behavior researchers with practitioners
from related domains of study, with the goal of stimulating lively and
focused discussion sessions among participants. Participants will
emerge with new understandings of and reflections on how working across
a wide range of disciplines and domains enables synergies between our
world and the worlds of our collaborators.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
An advance written submission is encouraged, but not required. Advance
written information will enable workshop organizers to create working
groups based on participants shared interests. Workshop attendees may
choose any of the following options for participating:
1. REGISTRATION PLUS POSITION PAPER. Those interested in writing brief
papers are invited to submit one-page position papers explaining how your
work involves other domains outside of information science, including
research, practice, service, collaboration, and teaching. Position papers
will be posted on the SIG USE website prior to the workshop (with authors
2. REGISTRATION PLUS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS/PROBLEM IDENTIFICATIONS. In lieu
of writing a position paper, registrants may submit two or three
discussion questions or problems related to the idea of information
seeking and use across domains. These may be general questions and
problems, or questions and problems closely related to your own work
(e.g., How are changing information practices affecting the field of
digital humanities? or information privacy issues in organizational
contexts). The organizing committee is particularly interested in
questions or problems that would be useful for guiding small group
discussions at the workshop.
3. REGISTRATION PLUS IDENTIFICATION OF DOMAIN(S) OF INTEREST. Those with
interests in specific domains can choose to list up to three domains of
interest for the organizing committee to consider as topic areas for small
4. REGISTRATION PLUS ANY COMBINATION OF OPTIONS 1 3, ABOVE. You may
choose to submit any two or all three of the above items (position paper,
discussion questions/problem identifications, and domains of interest).
5. REGISTRATION ONLY. Those interested in attending the workshop without
submitting written materials may register at any time prior to the
beginning of the workshop, provided that workshop spaces remain.
For advance submissions, please use the following submission guidelines:
* Submit all files as pdf documents.
* Put your name, title, and institutional affiliation in the upper
left-hand corner of the first page.
* Put page numbers in the upper right hand corner of all pages.
* Name your file as follows:
N.B.: Indicate in your email message whether or not you would like your
submission to be posted publically on the SIG USE website as a part of the
pre- and post-workshop materials. Submissions are due by midnight local
time on SEPTEMBER 9, 2011. Email submissions to:
Maria Souden (maria.souden at ucd.ie).
* $105 for SIG USE members.
* $110 for nonmembers.
The registration fee will cover workshop costs, a light breakfast, coffee
breaks, and lunch.
WORKSHOP PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
* Denise Agosto, Drexel University (chair) (dea22 at drexel.edu)
* Maria Souden, University College Dublin (maria.souden at ucd.ie)
* Barbara Wildemuth, University of North Carolina (wildemuth at unc.edu)
* Xiaojun Yuan, University at Albany, State University of New York
(xyuan at albany.edu)
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