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Treat Users Well. Treat Them as if They are Human. Perhaps They Are.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Dervin

For COASIS&T’s annual program we hosted Dr. Brenda Dervin who presented “Treat users well. Treat them as if they are human. Perhaps they are.” Dr. Dervin’s “Sense-Making” methodology and approach have been widely applied within libraries, information systems and numerous other fields. An active researcher, teacher, editor and reviewer, Dr. Dervin is one of the most highly cited scholars in the fields of communication and library/information science. She currently serves on six editorial boards and has served as principal investigator for grant and contract projects for institutions including the National Cancer Institute, Ameritech, the US Office of Education, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We look forward to her commentary on recent developments in Sense-Making methodology, how it influences the world outside of library science, and her perspective on the development of “Second Life” and other aspects of Web 2.0. More information about Dr. Dervin’s work can be found at: Sense-Making Methodology web site Sense-Making the Information Confluence Project web site

Presenter: We were honored to have guest speaker Dr. Brenda Dervin, Professor in the School of Communication and the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow in Social and Behavioral Sciences at The Ohio State University. Dr. Dervin received the “Best Research in Information Science” Award at the 2006 ASIS&T Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.

The Clintonville Women’s Club
3951 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
6:00 – 6:30 PM Registration & Networking Time
6:30 – 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 – 8:15 PM Presentation and Discussion

The buffet dinner features Chicken Marsala, Portabello Mushroom Lasagna, salad, side vegetables, beverages and assorted desserts. The cost is $20.00 and for students, we have a special price of $10.00. Please indicate whether you are paying by check, credit card or cash.

You may pay in advance with credit card by going to this secure URL:

You may also pay in advance by check, or at the door with cash or check.

If you are paying by check in advance, please make payable to “CO-ASIS&T” and mail by June 13th to:
Dr. Ted Morris Kent State University – School of Library & Information Science
124 Mount Hall, 1050 Carmack Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210