iSchool faculty are leading conversations in the information field across the globe. They publish, present, and contribute their expertise in myriad way throughout the year. See where our faculty have been active this fall:

Renate Chancellor

Chancellor, R.L. (2023) The Hill We Climb: Towards Equity and Inclusion in Library and Information Science. Library Without Borders Special Edition. (Chapter).

Conference Presentations:

Chancellor, R Oral History and critical race theory: A methodological-theoretical approach to social justice research.iConference, Barcelona, Spain, March 28, 2023.

Dunbar, T., Chancellor, R., Day G., S., Gray, L, Kumasi, K (2022). Critical Race Theory and Social Informatics: An Intersectional Engagement.  ASIS&T SIG SI & SIG IEP Symposium: Resilient Socialtechnical Systems for Social Good, October 29, 2022.

Dunbar, T., Chancellor, R., Day G., S., Gray, L, Kumasi, K (2022). Critical Race Theory as Innovative Pedagogy in LIS. ALISE Innovative Pedagogies SIG, October 25, 2022.

Kevin Crowston


Specht, A. & Crowston, K. (2022). Interdisciplinary collaboration from diverse science teams can produce significant outcomes. PLoS ONE, 17(11): e0278043. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278043

Journal article:

Glanzer, J., Banagiri, S., Coughlin, S.B., Soni, S., Zevin, M., Berry, C.P.L., Patane, O., Bahaadini, S., Rohani, N., Crowston, K., Østerlund, C. (In press). Data quality up to the third observing run of Advanced LIGO: Gravity Spy glitch classifications. Classical and Quantum Gravity. Available from: 10.48550/arxiv.2208.12849

Conference papers:

Dolata, M., Crowston, K. & Schwabe, G. (2022). Project archetypes: A blessing and a curse for AI development. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Copenhagen, Denmark, 9–14 December. Available from:

Crowston, K., Jackson, C.B., Corieri, I.L. & Østerlund, C. Design principles for background knowledge to enhance learning in citizen science. iConference. Barcelona, Spain and virtual, 13–17 March. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-28032-0_43

Petridis, S., Diakopoulos, N., Crowston, K., Hansen, M., Henderson, K., Jastrzebski, S., Nickerson, J. V. & Chilton, L. B. (2023). AngleKindling: Supporting journalistic angle ideation with large language models. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

Conference talks:

Challenges and opportunities for open collaboration. Keynote speech at the 2nd Conference of LIS and Practices, CoLISP 2022, Taipei, Taiwan (given remotely), 8 December 2022.

Poster presentation:

Advanced work on user-generated content systems: Theory-driven method development (with I. L. Corieri, C. Østerlund, and C.B. Jackson). Poster at the iConference. Barcelona, Spain and virtual, 13–17 March 2023.

Lee McKnight
Coauthored a chapter “Community Networks as Human Rights Enablers,” published by UN in an edited book released a few months ago:

  1. Hadzic, L. Belli, N. ten Oever, R. Rennó, E. Huerta, C. Baca, K. Velasco,  L. W. McKnight, (2022) Community Networks as Human Rights Enablers,  in L. Belli, S. Hadzic, Eds., Community Networks as Enablers of Human Rights, Official Outcome of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity. ISBN 9786586060461

And co-authored with DPS student Rand Kato:
Kato, R., Ghosh, P.K., Smith, D. T., and McKnight, L. W., (2022) Application of Blockchain Methodologies for Microgrid Energy Transactions while Maintaining User Privacy and Data Security. A Review,  SEGE 2022. 2022 10th International Conference on Smart Grid Engineering (August 10-12 2022). IEEE

Co-authored with DPS student Jane Appiah-Okyere and others. The Africa Community Internet Program White Paper, Digitalizing the Grassroots, released by the African Open Data and Internet Research Foundation and Syracuse University. Initial release was to African Union, UN agencies, international NGOs, and 11 national governments. Wider public release of the White Paper will follow by end of April.

Megan Oakleaf

Oakleaf, M., Croxton, B., Scoulas, J. M., & Varnum, K. (2023, March). Assessment for equity: Reimagining and retooling assessment practices for inclusion and improvement [Conference workshop]. ACRL 2023, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Oakleaf, M., Brown, W. K., Levine-Clark, M., Moore, A., Shaw, M., & Zaugg, H. (2023, March). Mind melds: Forging conceptions of library value across library and institutional leadership [Conference panel]. ACRL 2023, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Oakleaf, M. (2023, February). More than a post-it: Detailed lesson plan make a difference [presentation]. Certificate of University Teaching Seminar Series, online.

Steven Sawyer

Dunn, M., Munoz, I., O’Neill, C. and Sawyer, S. (2023) “The Great Realization: Online freelancers and the meaning of flexibility,” Research in the Sociology of Work, Emerald Publishing, accepted.

Munoz, I, Kim, P., Sawyer, S, Dunn, M. and O’Neill, C. (2023) “Platformization of Gender and Race in Digital Labor),” Position Paper accepted at the Platforming and Unplatforming: A Research Workshop, 4-5 February, Los Angeles, CA.

Sawyer, S, Munoz, I, Dunn, M. and Kim, P. (2023) “Upwork just did what? Studying digital labor platforms (or observing something that does not want to be observed),” Position Paper accepted at the Platforming and Unplatforming: A Research Workshop, 4-5 February, Los Angeles, CA.

Sawyer, S. Munoz, I., and Dunn, M. (2022) “Upwork just did what? Studying digital platforms (or how to observe something that does not want to be observed),” Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW), Copenhagen, DK, 11 December.

Kim, P. and Sawyer, S. (2022) “Holistic Competency in Online Freelancing,” Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW), Copenhagen, DK, 11 December.