On Sept. 24, 2021, the iFederation will present an online panel examining academic resilience and opportunities for the information community in our post-pandemic world. Titled The Rising Phoenix: Perspectives on Resilience for Education, Research, & Practice, the panel will consist of iSchools Executive Director Michael Seadle, ALISE President-Elect Sandra Hirsh, and ASIS&T President Brian Detlor. The panel will be held in conjunction with ALISE 2021 Annual Conference, and advance signup is required.
The panel presentation is described as follows: As we start to emerge from the global pandemic and as our society grapples with critical economic, social, and environmental crises, we must implement resilient measures to move forward and evolve in our field of information science. Members of our community must consider the pandemic’s impact on research, education, and practice and create a proactive plan that is even more inclusive, reflective, and robust than ever. Members of the iFederation, made up of ALISE, ASIS&T, and the iSchools will address some of the ways their associations are thinking about and addressing resilience. Learn moreThe iFederation is an informal collaboration between information-related organizations that provides mutual support and coordination, and currently includes the iSchools, ASIST and ALISE.