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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