Join us for a Webinar on Friday, February 7, 2014 (Sponsored by SIG-HFIS & SIG-USE)
Instructor: Dr. Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE for ASIS&T members, $10 for non-members
Reservation: Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/Webinar-2-7-2014-register.html After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar.
This webinar introduces an arts-informed, visual approach to engage the concept of information afresh: the draw-and-write technique. Human subjects are asked to answer the question “What is information?” in the form of a drawing, generating a compact piece of visual data coined an “iSquare” (http://www.jennahartel.com/isquares.html). The webinar instructor, Dr. Jenna Hartel of the University of Toronto, has used the method to explore how people envision information (Hartel, in press, 2013a, 2013b). She also applies the approach in classrooms to help students, especially newcomers, theorize information (Hartel, 2014). Whether employed as a research method or pedagogical strategy, iSquares bring information science into the visual Information Age and create a richer multimedia genealogy for our central concept. The goal of the webinar is to help other information scholars and professionals experiment with arts-informed, visual methods and iSquares, specifically. First, the webcast outlines the theoretical framework, research design, and data-gathering specifications to produce iSquares for the purposes of information research. Then the session provides classroom activities and assignments to utilize iSquares for information education. The webinar also marks the launch of a website that displays the corpus of images gathered thus far (n=400 and growing). References: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/Webinar-2-7-2014-t5H7.pdf
- PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
- Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
- Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
The SIG-USE Annual Business Meeting was well attended on November 4, 2013. Below is a link to the meeting notes.
2013 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Call for Participants
Theme: Information Behavior on the Move: Information Needs, Seeking, and Use in the Era of Mobile Technologies
Date: November 2, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm Read more…
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ASIS&T’s Information Needs, Seeking, and Use Special Interest Group (SIG USE) seeks submissions for six awards. The deadline for submissions for all awards, which will be given at the 2013 ASIS&T meeting in Montreal, is July 15. Read more…
The deadline for posters, demos, and videos is fast approaching. Submit by July 1, 2013. See the ASIST AM 2013 site for more information.
This is an open call for nominations or expressions of interest for two positions on the SIG of the Year award committee. This is a two year term, and you may be reappointed once. If your SIG gets nominated, you would need to abstain from voting.
The composition of the committee is below, materials for SIG of the year award are submitted August 15, consideration follows. More about the award: http://www.asis.org/awards/sigoftheyear.html Read more…