jESSE Colleagues:


The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies welcomes Dr. Shelagh Genuis to our campus as the next speaker in the UA SLIS Research Colloquia Series on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Gorgas Library room 503 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm CST. Please also note that this research presentation WILL be available at a distance (see below).


Dr. Genuis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Promotion Studies in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. She will giving a public research presentation during her visit:

Monday, November 5, 2012  – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm CST - RESEARCH PRESENTATION in Gorgas Library room 503
Understanding Information Behaviour in Palliative Care: Arguing for Exploring Diverse and Multiple Overlapping Contexts
Because of rapid internet and media communication of research findings, consumers are confronted on a regular basis with new and/or changing medical evidence. This presents a challenge not only to health professionals seeking to deliver evidence-based clinical care, but also to individuals engaged in personal health management. Set in a context where evidence is explicitly evolving, this presentation explores self-positioning within consumer accounts of health information seeking. It also examines how individuals experience, interact with and integrate uncertain health information mediated by the many formal and informal sources which consumers encounter or seek as they make health decisions. Findings have implications for shared patient-clinician decision making and health literacy.

BB Collaborate session for participating in this Colloquium from a distance:

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Final speaker in the SLIS Research Colloquia Series this fall:

·         Wednesday, November 14, Noon – 1:00 pm in Gorgas Library Room 503 (link to more info)

o   Dr. Michael Ollson, Senior Lecturer in the Communication Studies Group at the University of Technology, Sydney
‘Knowledge is Power’ – More than a Bumper Sticker: Foucault, Power/Knowledge and Critical Discourse Analysis in Information Research
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Steven L. MacCall, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Library and Information Studies

College of Communication and Information Sciences

The University of Alabama

Box 870252

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252