Maryland's iSchool Takes Part in Eighth Annual iConference

Faculty and students from the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, are well-represented at the eighth annual iConference, Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom, being held February 12-15 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Participants include the following:


Digital Youth Workshop: Calling all Designers, Researchers and Policy Makers, chaired by Allison Druin

Alternative Events

Experiencing Science in Informal Learning Environments - Tales from the Field,
chaired by Mega Subramaniam
Mega Subramaniam and June Ahn, presenters

Values Interventions: Ethics Scholarship in Action
Katie Shilton, presenter

Theory and the Social Nature of Information

Jes A. Koepfler, Jessica Vitak, presenters

Calling All Computer Scientists and Social Scientists: Establishing a Research Agenda for Computational Social Science

Douglas W. Oard, presenter


Session: On-line Communities
Session Chair: Mega Subramaniam

Hand in Glove, or Square Peg, Round Hole: An Exploration of Social Network Analysis Applied to Online Community Trace Data

Kimberly Ann Glasgow

Understanding Large Scale Online Environments with Qualitative Methods

Dana Rotman, Yurong He, Jennifer Preece, Allison Druin

Session: Social Media

From Push Brooms to Prayer Books: Social Media and Social Networks During the London Riots

Kimberly Glasgow

Session: Information Access and Literacy

Connecting Government, Libraries, and Communities: Information Behavior Theory and Information Intermediaries in the Design of the LibEGov Tool

Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot, Natalie Greene Taylor, Elizabeth Larson, Ruth Lincoln


Ethnographic Studies of Online Communities
Session Chair: Jes Koepfler


Real Talk: A Toolkit for Community Engagement, Transparency, and Mobile Governance

Jes A. Koepfler

Research Paper Roundtable

Social Values in a Future Internet: Analyzing the Named Data Networking Protocols

Katie Shilton

Social Media Expo

Scientific INQuiry (SINQ): Social Media for Everyday Science Learning

Michael Gubbels, Jason Yip, Jinyoung Kim, June Ahn

The program for iConference 2013 is available online at:

Mary Carroll-Mason
Communications Coordinator
College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool
University of Maryland
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College Park, MD 20742
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