Friday, June 10, 2022

Online conference: 15th-17th June: Untold Stories in Information Science #IST22

On Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th June 2022, at 14.00-17.00 (BST/ Dublin time - see for 14.00 BST in your time zone) there is a festival of information science, organised by ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) European Chapter: Untold Stories in Information Science. Speakers from four continents will unfold a wealth of stories, exploring our complex relationship with information. This conference is free to ASIS&T members (but registration is required). Student non-members pay US $10; Other non-members: US $25. As the current Chair of ASIS&T European Chapter, I'm one of the conference chairs.
Registration here: 

Keynotes are:
- Professor Tom Boellstorff (Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, USA) Intellivision: An Untold Story of Home Videogames, 1979–1983;
- Martin White (Managing Director, Intranet Focus, & Visiting Professor, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK) The untold story of G. Malcolm Dyson (1902-1978): chemist and information scientist.
- Dr Crystal Fulton (School of Information & Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland) Discovering the Untold, Hidden, and Invisible: The Social Impact of Gambling Harm

Other speakers on Day 1 Wednesday 15 June
- The Use of Notebooks by Bangladeshi Village Women to Backup Digital Data - Viviane Frings-Hessami (Monash University, Australia)
- Crossing the border between human and non-human in information science - Niloofar Solhjoo (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
- Human information behaviour in contemporary spirituality - Pranay Nangia, and Prof. Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
- The role of information in the formation of gender identity for non-binary and genderqueer people - David Carrie (University College Dublin, Ireland).
- Information Behavior of professional women artists, women teaching artists and women art students in Higher Education Visual Arts Programs - Susan Dawson (Info Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), University of Missouri, USA)
- Information literacy conceptions among medical undergraduate students: A case study of the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University - Fahad Alenezi (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK) 

Other speakers on Day 2 Thursday 16th June
- Bletchley Park: an untold story in Information Science - Prof. Paul Clough (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK), Prof David Ellis (Aberystwyth University, Wales), Dr David Kenyon (Bletchley Park, UK), Dr Ana Cristina Vasconcelos (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK) and Dr Simon Wakeling (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
- Deconstructing Disinformation through Western and Indian epistemological lenses and constructs - Dr Shalini Urs (International School of Information Management, University of Mysore)
- Addressing Absence: Digital Inclusion and Google Maps’ Plus Codes Project - Dr Rebecca Noone (Department of Information Studies, UCL, UK)
- Untold Stories of Visually Impaired Students: Information Access, Practices & Challenges - Dr Syeda Hina Batool (Assistant Professor, Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan); Munazzah Mahmood (Librarian, Kinnaird College for Women University, Pakistan); Tabassum ASLAM, PhD Scholar (Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
- Facilitating inclusive spaces for sharing untold stories from diverse perspectives - Jo Mckenna-Aspell, Dr Yuhua Wang, Dr Sophie Rutter and Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)
- An open research data evaluation model for translational research projects - Dr Nestor A Nova; Daniel Robles (Pontifical Xaverian University, Colombia) 

Other speakers on Day 3 Friday 17th June
- Information sharing in serious leisure as a source of Ibasho and Tanoshimi: A narrative from bonsai growers in Australia - Dr Yazdan Mansourian (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
- The Hygiene Challenges of Workers on the Move - Dr Andrew Madden, Dr Sophie Rutter and Lauren White (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK).
- Are Public Libraries Promoting Social Justice? A Case of Quaid-e-Azam Library of Pakistan -Dr Syeda Hina Batool (Assistant Professor, Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan); Farwa Taqi (Librarian, Quaid-e-Azam Library, Pakistan); Tabassum Aslam (PhD Scholar, Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
- Stories Not Statistics: An Autoethnographical & Narrative Exploration of the Value of Public Libraries - Sam Dodd (City, University of London, UK)
- Untold stories of successful aging: The roles of information and knowledge - Prof. William Jones (Information School, University of Washington, USA)
The flyer is here

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