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iSchools shine at ASIS&T

5 Nov 2021 19:21 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The iSchools organization enjoyed a meaningful presence at the recently concluded ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The iSchools and ASIS&T, along with ALISE, are partners in the joint iFederation initiative, and all three organization look for synergistic opportunities to their fellow organizations and respective members.

Central to the iSchools participation was a panel titled Endurance and Coherence: The Post-2020 iSchoolwhich was held Nov. 2. The panel 90-minute virtual panel focused on issues that are top-of-mind among the leaders of the 121 information and library science schools that comprise the organization’s worldwide membership. These issues included current views on the field of information, faculty and institutional relationships, and extra-unit alliances and alignments. The presentations drew heavily on data from the iSchools for Globalized World (i-4-G) database project, an intra-school research collaboration project being developed under a grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

Also on Nov. 2, the  iScools joined their sibling iFederation partners for a panel titled Growing the iFederation: Leveraging the ASIS&T, ALISE, and the iSchools Collaboration to Advance Information Science. This was an opportunity for the organizations to describe how their mutually benefitial relationship helps promote information science, and included an audience discussion of beneficial directions for the iFederation moving forward.

The next iFederation Panel will take place during iConference 2022, which takes place Feb. 28 – Mar. 4, 2022. All information science researchers and practitionres are invited to take part in this virtual event.

The 84th ASIS&T Annual Meeting took place Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2022 under the banner Equity • Diversity • Inclusion • Justice • Relevance. The hybrid event took place virtually and in person in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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