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Date: Thursday, 22/Oct/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmPart 1: Metrics 2020: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
 
1:00pm - 5:00pmPart 1: Conceptual Models in Sociotechnical Systems
 
Date: Friday, 23/Oct/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmPart 2: Metrics 2020: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
 
1:00pm - 5:00pmPart 2: Conceptual Models in Sociotechnical Systems
 
Date: Saturday, 24/Oct/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmDoctoral Colloquium

The goals of the 2020 ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium are to provide doctoral students with a supportive and critical learning opportunity to discuss their work, highlight theoretical and methodological problems/issues for further discussion and inquiry with senior mentors and Colloquium participants. As in previous years, the organizers will invite a group of prominent professors and experts to serve as mentors during the Doctoral Colloquium. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback and comments about their work, in one-on-one sessions with mentors. There will also be an open discussion session where students can ask the mentors questions about the job search, managing an academic career, developing and maintaining a research agenda, and other topics of interest. Another goal of the Colloquium is to develop a supportive community within which students can begin to develop a professional network, interacting with peers and senior scholars in information science and related disciplines.

 
8:00am - 12:00pmICT for Development, Empowerment for Growth: How Can the Information Field Contribute?
 
1:00pm - 6:00pmGrand Challenges in Information Behavior Research: Theory (SIG-USE)
 
Date: Sunday, 25/Oct/2020
9:00am - 10:30amOpening Plenary Keynote by Houman Haddad: Depoliticizing Information Through Blockchain

Houman Haddad is the Head of Emerging Technologies at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Houman is the founder of WFP’s “Building Blocks” (BB) project, which seeks to harness the power of blockchain to foster interagency collaboration and create efficiencies. Building Blocks is the world’s largest implementation of blockchain technology for humanitarian assistance, currently serving 700,000 Syrian and Rohingya refugees in Jordan and Bangladesh. Blockchain technology also has the potential to empower the vulnerable through financial inclusion and digital identities. Houman joined WFP in 2010 and, prior to WFP, worked in Canada’s banking sector.

The humanitarian aid landscape is increasingly complex, with multiple active economic, natural, and conflict crises around the globe at any given time. Various organizations assist affected populations. However, their efforts are typically siloed, and the people served are viewed through the narrow lenses of nutrition, health, and protection, for example. There is no common visibility on precisely who is assisting whom with what. Therefore, the harmonization and optimization of assistance at a global level are not possible. Furthermore, people’s information is fragmented inside the assisting organizations’ systems, making it difficult for the affected population to access and utilize their data. Building Blocks (BB) is a blockchain-based humanitarian network that seeks to overcome these challenges.

 
11:00am - 12:30pmConsidering Individual and Community Contexts Within Information Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Practice [SDG 4]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmInfrastructures of Digital Humanities [SDGs 12, 17]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 01: Information and Technology [SDGs 4,12]
Session Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States of America
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 02: COVID-19 [SDG 3]
Session Chair: Rong Tang, Simmons College, United States of America
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 03: Reducing Inequities [SDGs 10, 11, 12, 16]
Session Chair: Heidi Julien, SUNY at Buffalo, United States of America
 
1:00pm - 2:00pmSIG-RUSH
 
2:00pm - 3:30pmChapter Assembly Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
4:00pm - 5:30pmEDI and Leadership in Information Science [SDGs 10, 16, 17]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmLinked Data Education and Training: Past, Present, and Future [SDGs 4, 9]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 04: Scholarly Communication [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Eric T. Meyer, University of Texas at Austin, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 05: Health and Vulnerable Populations [SDG 3]
Session Chair: Ina Fourie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmToward an Integrated Information Science [SDGs 9, 17]
 
6:00pm - 7:00pmPresident's Opening Program and Welcome Reception: Information, Immunization, and Infodemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 859 7694 5203
Passcode: am2020pr

 
7:00pm - 8:00pmSIG-RUSH
 
Date: Monday, 26/Oct/2020
7:30am - 8:30amCoffee, Tea and Cocktails Social Hour

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
9:00am - 9:40amAmplifying Chance for Positive Action and Serendipity by Design [SDG 9]
 
9:00am - 10:30amAlternative Event: Transforming and Sustaining Information Science Education: A Conversation to Begin the asistED Podcast (SIG-ED) [SDG 4]
 
9:00am - 10:30amBut You Should See Color: Teaching and Research in Information Science [SDGs 4, 10, 16]
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 06: Personal Information Systems and Recommender Systems [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Sanda Erdelez, Simmons University, United States of America
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 07: Student Award Session [SDGs 3, 4, 10, 12, 16]
Session Chair: Louise Spiteri, Dalhousie University School of Information Management, Canada
 
9:00am - 10:30amunCommons: Where are we Going? Information Science Research in Europe: Planning for 2030

Zoom Meeting ID: 862 5281 1647
Passcode: 196758

 
10:30am - 11:30amunCommons: SIG-InfoLearn Business Meeting & Evidence-Based and Pragmatic Online Teaching and Learning Approaches (A Response to Emergency Transitions to Remote Online Education in K-12 and Higher Education)

Zoom Meeting ID: 862 5858 5891
Passcode: 171822

Based on a special issue titled “Evidence-based and Pragmatic Online Teaching and Learning Approaches“ published in Information & Learning Sciences (ILS).

This session tries to accomplish the following:

 
11:00am - 12:30pmConceptualising and Studying Information Creation: From Production and Processes to Makers and Making [SDGs 9, 12]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 08: Data Management [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Rong Tang, Simmons College, United States of America
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 09: Health and Technology [SDG 3]
Session Chair: Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, United States of America
 
11:00am - 12:30pmStanding Out in the Academic LIS Job Market: An Interactive Panel not Just for Doctoral Students [SDG 4, 8]
 
2:00pm - 3:30pmSIG Cabinet Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
4:00pm - 5:30pmASIST Heritage and Information History (SIG-HFIS) [SDGs 12, 16]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmIntegrating Research and Teaching for Data Curation in iSchools [SDG 4]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 10: Information Organization [SDGs 4, 9, 11, 12]
Session Chair: Ann Graf, Simmons University, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 11: Education and Research [SDGs 4, 12]
Session Chair: Bebe Chang, Nova Southeastern University - Alvin Sherman Library, Research & Info Tech, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmunCommons: SIG-ED: Educational Challenges and Covid-19: An Open Forum for Information Practitioners

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 6380 8172
Passcode: 594381

 
4:00pm - 5:30pmunCommons: SIG-HLTH: Challenges and Opportunities to Make Health Data Reusable

Zoom Meeting ID: 837 1846 7619
Passcode: 591358

 
Date: Tuesday, 27/Oct/2020
9:00am - 10:30amMy Favorite Unreliable Source? Information Sharing and Acquisition Through Informal Networks [SDGs 16, 17]
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 12: Knowledge Management [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Daniel G. Alemneh, University of North Texas, United States of America
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 13: Diverse Populations [SDGs 3, 5, 10, 16]
Session Chair: Alison Hicks, University College, London (UCL), United Kingdom
 
9:00am - 10:30amSupporting Open Research Data Practice Through Data Curation and Discovery: A Global Perspective [SDG 12]
 
10:30am - 12:00pmunCommons: SIG-VIS Business Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID:  891 2205 5705
Passcode:  390670

 
11:00am - 12:30pmOpen Access in the Age of a Pandemic [SDGs 3, 16]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmOpportunities and Challenges of Self-Tracking Technologies: Understanding Information, Technology, and Users Through the Lens of Information Science [SDGs 12, 16]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPrioritizing Marginalized Populations in Information Science [SDGs 10, 16]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 14: Education and Bibliometrics [SDGs 4, 9, 12, 17]
Session Chair: Nestor L. Osorio, Northen Illinois University, United States of America
 
2:00pm - 3:30pmunCommons: SIG-USE Business Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 892 8987 5277
Passcode: 958735

 
4:00pm - 5:30pmContainers, Genres, and Formats, Oh My: Creating Sustainable Concepts by Connecting Theory, Research, Practice, and Education [SDG 4]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 15: Responsible Production and Consumption of Information [SDGs 9, 10, 12, 13, 16]
Session Chair: Gary Burnett, Florida State University, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 16: Epistemology and Pedagogy [SDGs 4, 12, 16]
Session Chair: John Budd, University of Missouri, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmReimagining Information Science and Technology Beyond Traditional Boundaries in the Global Coronavirus Pandemic Situation [SDGs 3, 17]
 
6:00pm - 7:00pmCoffee, Tea and Cocktails Social Hour

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
Date: Wednesday, 28/Oct/2020
7:30am - 8:30amCoffee, Tea and Cocktails Social Hour

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 17: Archives, Curation and Preservation [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Jeonghyun Kim, University of North Texas, United States of America
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 18: Data Science [SDGs 4, 8, 9]
Session Chair: Chirag Shah, University of Washington, United States of America
 
9:00am - 10:30amPulling Back the Curtain on Conducting Social Impact Research [SDG 12]
 
9:00am - 10:30amThe Use of ICT During COVID-19 [SDGs 3, 17]
 
11:00am - 11:40amFrom Cooperation to Collaboration: Developing and Implementing a Research-Based Framework for Information Organizations [SDG 17]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmAllyship and Mentorship of Diverse Information Science Faculty [SDGs 10, 16, 17]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmInformation Intensive Industries: Trends and Challenges in the Road Ahead [SDGs 9, 12, 16]
 
11:00am - 12:30pmPaper Session 19: Film, Digital and Social Media [SDGs 3, 4, 12]
Session Chair: Lisa Hussey, Simmons Univeristy, United States of America
 
11:00am - 12:30pmunCommons: SIG-III Business Meeting

Zoom Meeting ID: 843 8759 5784
Passcode: 597359

 
1:00pm - 2:30pmSIG-DL Business Meeting

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Meeting ID: 834 6619 5405
Passcode: 860110

 
1:00pm - 2:30pmSIG-KM Business Meeting

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Meeting ID: 867 4074 5489
Passcode: 929298

 
4:00pm - 4:40pmHow to Undertake Ideologically Contentious Research: Leaning on Reflexivity and Positionality to Address Uncomfortable Disjunctures in Information Research [SDGs 4, 12]
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 20: International Information Action [SDGs 1-17]
Session Chair: Denise Agosto, Drexel University, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmPaper Session 21: Sustainable Cities and Communities [SDGs 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 17]
Session Chair: Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, United States of America
 
4:00pm - 5:30pmRacism Isn’t Just an American Problem: International EDI Issues in Information Science [SDGs 10, 16]
 
Date: Thursday, 29/Oct/2020
9:00am - 10:30amFrom Way Across the Sea: Information Overload and International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic [SDGs 3, 4]
 
9:00am - 10:30amMentoring, Immersion, and Long-Term Support of Underrepresented Students: Spotlight on the i3 Program [SDGs 4, 10, 16, 17]
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 22: Affective Domain and Mental Health [SDG 3]
Session Chair: Ina Fourie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
 
9:00am - 10:30amPaper Session 23: Information & Gender [SDGs 3, 5, 10]
Session Chair: Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois, United States of America
 
9:00am - 10:30amunCommons: SIG-SM: Science Slam

Zoom Meeting ID: 892 2046 2746
Password:  593849

 
11:00am - 12:30pmBusiness Meeting - All Are Welcome

Zoom Meeting ID: 826 6763 7357
Passcode: asistam20

 
4:00pm - 5:30pmClosing Plenary: Information for a Sustainable World: A Call to Action

Moderators: Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019-20 ASIS&T President); Kendra S. Albright, Goodyear Endowed Professor in Knowledge Management, School of Information, Kent State University, and Bharat Mehra, EBSCO Endowed Chair in Social Justice & Professor, University of Alabama (2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting Co-Chairs)

Panelists: Africa Chapter, Asia Pacific Chapter, Europe Chapter, South Asia, New England Chapter

  1. Blessing Mawire, International Development Consultant, INTEGRA Consultants, Email: chataira@gmail.com (Africa Chapter)
  2. Jia Tina Du, Associate Professor, STEM, University of South Australia, Email: tina.du@unisa.edu.au (Asia Pacific Chapter)
  3. Aylin Ilhan, Institute for Language and Information Science; Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany, Email: aylin.ilhan@hhu.de (Europe Chapter)
  4. Anwarul Islam, University of the Dhaka, Bangladesh, Email: anwar@du.ac.bd (South Asia Chapter)
  5. Jay Bowling, Harvard University, Email: jbowling@g.harvard.edu (New England Chapter)

In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, ASIS&T issued a Statement on Injustice and Standing with George Floyd, in which we stated that the information science and technology community and our association have a role to play in tackling racism and other forms of injustice. This year we restructured chapters into regions and a new regional chapter was formed, the Africa Chapter.  In the closing plenary, ASIS&T Chapter leaders will describe what their chapter is doing and/or consider critical in its work or in the region in order to move the agenda forward, focused on information for a sustainable world. These experts and regional leaders will share powerful ideas to tackle institutional racism and other grand challenges, and how we can collectively advance sustainable development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs will frame the dialogue. With information and technologies, we can expose injustices and offer solutions to create a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. This is an agenda setting session and a call to action!

 
6:00pm - 7:00pmCoffee, Tea and Cocktails Social Hour

Zoom Meeting ID: 926 321 2704 
Passcode: asistam20 

 
Date: Friday, 30/Oct/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmWriting-Up Research as a Thematic Narrative
 
10:00am - 11:30amSIG-MET Business Meeting

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Meeting ID: 810 4013 6706
Passcode: 922479

 
1:00pm - 5:00pmBest Practices for Grant Proposal Development: NSF, NIH, IMLS, IARPA, Amazon, and Google, etc.
 
4:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Engagement for Information Researchers
 
Date: Saturday, 31/Oct/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmPart 1: Ten Lessons for the Age of Disinformation
 
1:00pm - 5:00pmCANCELED: Navigating Through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards
 
1:00pm - 5:00pmPart 1: Sociotechnical Change Agents: ICTs, Sustainability, and Global Challenges (SIG-SI, SIG-SM SIG-IEP)
 
6:00pm - 7:00pmCoffee, Tea and Cocktails Social Hour for SIG-III

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Meeting ID: 898 0617 4955
Passcode: 334893

 
Date: Sunday, 01/Nov/2020
8:00am - 12:00pmPart 2: Ten Lessons for the Age of Disinformation
 
1:00pm - 5:00pmPart 2: Sociotechnical Change Agents: ICTs, Sustainability, and Global Challenges (SIG-SI, SIG-IEP, SIG-SM)