Faculty of Education
The ASIS&T McGill student chapter is pleased to announce that the annual EBSI-SIS student symposium will be held this year on Friday, March 15th, at the SIS mansion, 3661 Peel, on the McGill University campus from 9 am to 4 pm. This annual event is shared between the Information Studies program at McGill and EBSI at the Université de Montréal. This year's theme will be "Diving Into New Ideas: Collaboration as a Springboard" and will take a different format than that seen in previous years.
Professor France Bouthillier, Director of the School, will discuss cuts in higher education and curriculum review. The forum is open to School of Information Studies students, faculty, and staff.
See you there!
Congratulations to School of Information Studies MLIS student Sarah Wilkinson on her book review in the Fall 2012 edition of Archivaria, the journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. Sarah reviewed The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository by Christina Zamon, published by the Society of American Archivists. Read Sarah's review.
School of Information Studies Masters of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Archival Studies specialization students Parvaneh Abbaspour, Kerry Goodfellow, Nailisa Tanner, and Emily Zheng contributed a report
Meeting in the Middle: (de)Constructing Knowledge
Join EGSS this coming March in the McGill Education Building as EGSS hosts a gathering of diverse stakeholders in education for a “Meeting in the Middle,” where delegates and presenters will discuss and debate issues surrounding the constitution, production, and deconstruction of knowledge. We look to both conventional and unconventional spheres for contributors to this forum and are excited by the real possibility that new knowledge will emerge.
The School of Information Studies invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Track in the area of Human Information Interaction (HII). Deadline: January 30, 2013. Position posting [.pdf]
Research Seminar: "Beyond Classic Educational Paradigms: The Place of Human-Information Interaction in Adaptive Educational Technologies." Dr. E. Blanchard
Join us for a talk on Human-Information Interaction (HII) in adaptive educational technologies with guest speaker Dr. Emmanuel Blanchard. Dr. Blanchard is Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Design, & Media Technology, Aalberg University, Denmark.
Join us for a talk by guest speaker Dr. Ilja Frissen on cognitive psychology and spatial information interaction.
PhD student Rhiannon Gainor wins award at 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
Congratulations to Rhiannon Gainor, School of Information Studies PhD student for receiving the honour of 'best PhD paper presentation' (jointly awarded) at the 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation in Cork, Ireland, Sept 13-14, 2012. The paper was titled 'A Methodology for Competitive Intelligence Metrics' and was co-authored with Professor Bouthillier.
SIS faculty Dr. Beheshti & Dr. Large editors of new book on information behaviour of children & youth
Congratulations to School of Information Studies professors Dr. Jamshid Beheshti and Dr. Andrew Large, editors of the newly published book: "The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century".