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White papers & Symposium schedule

October 9, 2011

SIG USE Research Symposium participant white papers discussing the intersections of information seeking and use with domains outside of information science:

 Symposium Schedule – Salon F&G, 3rd Floor, Marriott

8:00 – 8:45  Continental breakfast.

8:45 – 9:00  Welcome and introduction –  Lynn Westbrook

9:00 – 9:20      Introduction to the topic of information use across
domains  (Carole Palmer,  Professor at the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and
Director of CIRSS, Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship )

9:20 – 10:00    Keynote presentation: Health and Healthcare  (Nancy
Roderer,  Director, Welch Medical Library and Division of Health Sciences
Informatics, Johns Hopkins University, and  Bo Xie , Assistant Professor,
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland)  – moderator: Maria

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 11:45  Morning discussion groups

11:45 – 12:15  Discussion group wrap-up —  moderator: Maria Souden

12:15 – 12:45  Chatman Award presentation and presentation of SIG USE

12:45 – 1:30   Lunch

1:30 – 2:15      Keynote presentation: Social work and social issues  (Julie
Hersberger,  Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies ,  Department
of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro,  and   Jacqueline Solis,  Coordinator of Liaison Services and
Librarian for American Studies, Folklore, and Linguistics, Davis Library,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) —  moderator: Denise Agosto

2:15 – 3:30     Afternoon discussion groups

3:30 – 4:00     Discussion wrap-up and conclusion —  moderator: Denise

Where Your World Meets Mine: Information Use Across Domains  will explore
the intersections of information seeking and use with domains outside of
information science.  In the last decade, information science-s 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.

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