ASIS&T launched Information Matters, for which Chirag Shah is the Founding Editor-in-Chief. Chirag has also been elected as the Chair for SIG-AI.
Sandy Littletree was a panelist for an ASIS&T 2021 SIG-HFIS session: “Welcome to Information Science.” ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2021, Salt Lake City, UT (hybrid session) with Jenna Hartel, Marcia Bates, Vishma Bhattarai, LaVerne Gray, Patrick Keilty, Sandy Littletree.
This panel engaged conference attendees in the history and foundations of information science and provides an opportunity to reflect upon our field’s current and future identity(s). It enacted the following scenario: At an orientation event for an information science program a spokesperson gives incoming students a brief address on the theme, “Welcome to information science.” Six imaginative but authentic versions of that talk were offered. To showcase the variety of approaches to information science across the past century, each disquisition is inspired by the work of one luminary, namely: Paul Otlet, S. R. Ranganathan, Jesse H. Shera, Elfreda Chatman, and Marcia J. Bates. In an effort to encourage a more spacious information science, an indigenous perspective on ways of knowing was also included. Attendees to this session time-traveled across almost 100 years of information science history and ultimately rested in the reality of a multi-perspective discipline.
Sandy Littletree was a panelist for the opening keynote at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference last month: “In Conversation with Tracie D. Hall, Sandy Littletree, and Kathy Zappitello.”
Sandy Littletree also gave two invited lectures:
- “My Pathway through Librarianship.” Oskapewis Mentorship Group, Council of Prairie & Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), Canada. (virtual).
- “Understanding Relationality: Centering Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Academic Librarianship.” University of Miami Libraries, Library Indigenous Studies Group. (virtual).
Aylin Caliskan and Chirag Shah were panelists for an ASIS&T 2021 SIG-SM workshop on social media research and developing successful external grant proposals: “Social Media Research, Challenges, and Opportunities (SIG-SM).”
Jason Yip, Jin Ha Lee, and Travis Windleharth had the following papers accepted:
- Pearce, K., Yip, J.C., Lee, J.H., Martinez, J., Windleharth, T., Li, Q. & Bhattacharya, A. “Families playing Animal Crossing together: Coping with video Games during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Games and Culture.
- Martinez, J.J., Windleharth, T.W., Li, Q., Bhattacharya, A., Pearce, K., Yip, J.C., & Lee, J.H. (accepted for 2022). “Joint media engagement in families playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” ACM Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing (CSCW 2022).
Jin Ha Lee, Jason Yip, Adam D. Moore, Ryan Kobashigawa (INFO Alum), and Alexander Escalera Sanchez (INFO Alum) had a paper accepted to the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction: Lee, J. H., Yip, J. C., Moore, A., Cho, J., de Jong, Z., Kobashigawa, R., & Sanchez, A. E. “Users’ Perspectives on Ethical Issues Related to Playing Location-based Augmented Reality Games: A Case Study of Pokémon GO.”
Jin Ha Lee and Jason Yip will appear in a XRDS magazine article about their research: Bhattacharya, A., Lee, J. H., Yip, J. C., & Kientz, J. “Life Goes On with Pokémon: Reimagining the Design of Location-Based Games during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Batya Friedman was quoted in an article about augmented reality from The Verge: “The Next Privacy Crisis.”
Amy J. Ko was interviewed for an Inside Higher Ed article about the future of in-person conferences and academic networking titled, “Reimagining the Scholarly Meeting.” Amy was also cited in the research report referenced in the article: Ruediger, Dylan, and Danielle Cooper. "COVID-19 and the Future of the Annual Meeting." Ithaka S+R. Ithaka S+R. 18 October 2021.