The 2006 SLIS Doctoral Student Research Forum was held on September 16, 2006 in the Persimmon Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Javed Mostafa, SLIS Ph.D. Program Director, gave opening remarks, followed by presentations from SLIS doctoral students on their current research.
"The SLIS Doctoral Research Forum seeks to provide a means by which students and faculty members may both present and increase their awareness of the latest research in SLIS within a collegial and helpful environment. As members of a meta-discipline with dynamic boundaries, information scientists develop and strengthen theories from within the discipline and draw upon theoretical frameworks from related disciplines such as computer science, library studies, business, sociology, linguistics, and cognitive science. The SLIS Doctoral Research Forum welcomes submissions from all areas within information science. Participation is limited to SLIS Doctoral students.
Submissions are open to products of research conducted over the past year, even if they have been published elsewhere. Submissions can also include early reflections, exploration, and development on research questions or problems." [excerpt from program announcement]
Dr Mostafa emailed about the forum:
"It was a wonderful event. It provided a unique opportunity for all doctoral students to learn about each others' work in a single day and in a relaxed environment.
All the doctoral students who participated worked very hard to provide a professional and lively summary of their latest work. I would like to thank the DSA for supporting this event. A special thanks goes to Cameron Tuai for his time and dedication to make the event a success. There were several faculty members present in the event. I am grateful to these faculty colleagues for supporting our doctoral students."
Read about the 2005 Doctoral Research Forum.
Read more about the SLIS Ph.D. in Information Science.
Posted September 20, 2006