School of Information Studies news
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]
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".
The School of Information Studies is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researcher Fouaz Sofiane Ayachi. Dr. Ayachi is undertaking research at the Multimodal interaction Laboratory (MIL) on the physical characterization and perception of vibration transmission with Prof. Catherine Guastavino. Welcome!
Congratulations to School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the "#Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media" in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 28-29, 2012.
The Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) has just published a special thematic issue on documentation standards.
Jonathan Dorey, McGill School of Information Studies doctoral student, has been named a 2012-2013 ASIS&T New Leader. This year was exceptionally competitive, with 86 applications from ASIS&T members from 16 countries. Congratulations Jonathan! About ASIS&T Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.
Congratulations to School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Kimiz (Kim) Dalkir on her appointment as Executive Director, Student Affairs for the McGill Faculty of Education. Visit the Faculty of Education's Office of the Dean page at http://www.mcgill.ca/education/about/dean to learn more about Dr. Dalkir's new role with the Faculty.
Alumna Michelle Louise Atkin (MLIS’03, PhD’11) wins Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award
Michelle Louise Atkin, McGill School of Information Studies alumna (MLIS’03, PhD’11) and Algoma University Librarian, has won an Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award for a paper she presented at the 2012 ALISE conference.
SIS Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented paper on cross-cultural competitive intelligence at SLA conference
School of Information Studies Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented the paper “Cross-cultural Competitive Intelligence” in a Spotlight Session at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference in Chicago on July 17 at 10 am with Andrew Dillon, Dean, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, and Jin Tao, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University.
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies faculty member, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field and is held for five years (renewable).
Wayne Pender, School of Information Studies graduate (MLIS '12) was awarded the Special Libraries Association (SLA) IT Division's Jo Ann Clifton Student Award to deliver his paper "Metadata for Video: Too Much Content, Not Enough Information" at the July 2012 SLA conference in Chicago. This distinction included a travel & expenses scholarship and publication in b/ITe, the IT Division Bulletin.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives NSERC and FQRNT grants for research on accessible technology for people with disabilities and older computer users
Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received an NSERC Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People”, and an FQRNT New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. See full article for more information.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has been invited to join distinguished international guests at the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World July 25-27, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
SIS presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference: Learning without Boundaries?
School of Information Studies doctoral students Jonathan Dorey and Isabelle Lamoureux presented the poster "Thinking outside the archival box – Information literacy to the rescue!" at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 32nd Annual Conference held June 19-22, 2012. View the poster abstract at www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes/program/poster-sessions