By: J.D. Ross
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Faculty members and doctoral students from the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will be presenting and discussing their research next week at the 77th annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Seattle, Washington.

The gathering brings together researchers from across the globe for a conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. Leading scholars and practitioners will share ideas and research on the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society. 

This year's meeting theme is Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities


At the meeting, assistant professor Jeff Hemsley will be recognized as co-winner of the ASIS&T Information Science Book of the Year Award for Going Viral, a book he co-authored with Karine Nahon, associate professor at the Information School at the University of Washington. The text explains what virality is, how it works technologically and socially, and the implications of this process for social change. The award is given each year to authors whose books have been judged to have made the most outstanding contribution in the field of information science during the calendar year preceding the annual meeting.


On Saturday, November 1, professor Barbara Kwasnik will present on mapping interdependencies among knowledge domains at the 25th Annual Classification Research Special Interest Group (SIG/CR) workshop


On Monday, November 3, professor Jian Qin will participate on a panel entitled Transforming the Data Landscape: Connecting Data, Policies, and Communities. Her panel will examine the state of research in the areas of data practices, behaviors, infrastructure, and policies through a series of recently completed and in-progress studies.


Qin and four doctoral students will exhbit posters at the poster session during the President's Reception on Monday, November 3.

Renata Curty and Qin will exhibit Towards a Model for Research Data Reuse Behavior; Sarika Sharma and Qin will exhibit Data Management: Graduate Student’s Awareness of Practices and Policies; Mark Costa will exhibit The Dynamics of Social Capital in Scientific Collaboration Networks; and Angela Ramnarine-Rieks will exhibit Designing Games in the Classroom: Learning Benefits.

Alumni Gathering

The iSchool will be hosting an evening alumni gathering on Monday, November 3 at the Daily Grill at 629 Pike Street in Seattle. Attendees will hear an update on the School and have an opportunity to socialize with faculty and alumni. To RSVP, e-mail executive director of alumni relations Barbara Settel at