See Maryland's iSchool at ASIS&T


Please visit the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, at the 2012 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, being held today through October 30 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Maryland Alumni Reception

Sunday, October 28, 5-7 pm

Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt Street


Joint Alumni Reception

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 pm


Faculty and students of Maryland's iSchool, are also well-represented among the researchers presenting. iSchool participants are highlighted below:


The History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology Worldwide Preconference


Saturday, 10/27, 8:40-10:00 am  

The Fortuitous Confluence of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Information Science & Technology, and Information Science Trudi Bellardo Hahn  and Diane L. Barlow


From 10:15 am-12:15 pm, faculty member Diane L. Barlow will be moderating a panel, Evolution of the Field of Information Science and Technology


Papers/ Presentations


Saturday, 10/ 27 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop: The 8th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (SIG SI) - Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future

Self-Tracking is Social: Toward a Model of the Technologically-Mediated Information Behavior of Self-Trackers. Beth St. Jean, Katie Shilton, and Brian Butler


Saturday, 10/27, 1:30 – 6:30 pm

Workshop: Evolving and Emerging Research Methodologies in Information Behavior, Needs, Seeking, and Use (SIG USE)


Developing a Card-Sorting Technique for Use in Information Behavior Research. Beth St. Jean


Sunday, 10/28, 3:30 pm

In Search of a Unifying Principle: Archives, Knowledge Management, Library Management, and Records Management
Paul Wester, Peter Chiomenti, Chad Doran, Sandra Hirsh, Julian Warner and Heather Pfeiffer


Sunday, 10/28, 5:30 pm

Digital Liaisons: Shifting Borders in Interdisciplinary Collaborations


MLS student Rachel Shapiro will present, "Information Organization in Music Recommendation"


Monday, 10/29, 1:30 pm

Old Data, New Scheme: An Exploration of Metadata Migration Using Expert-guided Computational Techniques. Erik Mitchell and Carolyn McCallum


Tuesday, 10/30, 8:30 am

Youth Identities as Remixers in an Online Community of Storytellers: Attitudes, Strategies, and Values. June Ahn, Mega Subramaniam, Kenneth Fleischmann, Amanda Waugh, Greg Walsh, and Allison Druin


I Just Don't Know What I Don't Know!": A Longitudinal Investigation of the Perceived Usefulness of Information to People with Type 2 Diabetes. Beth St. Jean




To be presented on Monday, 10/29, 6:30 pm

11. L.A. Meta (data): Exploring Vocabulary Interoperability in Libraries, Archives and Museums. Erik Mitchell and T. Kanti Srikantaiah


17. Exploration of Values and Frames in Social Media Texts Related to the Homeless Hotspots Debate. Jes A. Koepfler, Clay Templeton, and Kenneth R. Fleischmann


76. Bridging Languages in Social Networks: How Multilingual Users of Twitter Connect Language Communities. Irene Eleta and Jennifer Golbeck




Monday, 10/29, 3:30 pm


Emerging Trends in Metadata Research. Heather Lea Moulaison, Susan Rathbun-Grubb, June Abbas, Jane Greenberg, Kathryn La Barre, Eva Méndez Rodríguez, Erik Mitchell, and Alenka ©auperl


Information Outsiders of the 21st Century: Access and Implications for Information Behavior Research. Jennifer Arns, Clayton Copeland, Paul Jaeger, Bharat Mehra, and Mega Subramaniam


Tuesday, 10/30, 10:30 am

Ten Years Later: Information and Policy in the Aftermath of 9/11. John Carlo Bertot, Nadia Caidi, Ursula Gorham, Paul Jaeger, and Katie Shilton

In addition, faculty members John Bertot and Katie Shilton are among the organizers of the Third Annual ASIS&T Student Design Competition.

For the complete ASIS&T Annual Meeting schedule, please visit:



Mary Carroll-Mason

Communications Coordinator

College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool

University of Maryland

4105J Hornbake Building

College Park, MD 20742

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(301) 405-1260

Twitter: @I_UMD