On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, SLIS faculty members Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum organized and participated in a panel discussion sponsored by the Special Interest Group (SIG) – Research at the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Annual Conference. The session included a discussion about the upcoming SLIS and SoIC merger. The abstract for the panel session reads:
New paths in professional practice and new directions in research shape innovations in LIS curricula. At the same time, the development of new relationships among LIS and cognate units (computer science and communication, for example) on many campuses, leads to research synergies across units, sometimes resulting in organizational restructuring and realignments. The panelists will discuss two hot topics in LIS research and teaching, data science and data curation, describing research initiatives under way at their schools and explaining how they and their colleagues are integrating their research into their curricula. In addition, the panelists will discuss trends in their units’ realignments, focusing on the ways in which new research synergies are driving reorganizations across the LIS landscape, describing the upcoming merger between the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.
Photo credit: Steve Cox
Posted February 06, 2013