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Flipped Panel on “Publishing Research in Reputed Venues”

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM Eastern Time (ET)
Venue: Online

ASIS&T SIG-III is proud to announce a Flipped Panel on Publishing Research in Reputed Venues. This event will happen online on January 6, 2022, and will feature some of the most prominent information science scholars around the globe.

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

1. Ina Fourie

Ina Fourie is a Full Professor and Head of the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Ina holds positions in the leadership of the ASIS&T Executive Board and ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) Steering Committee. Ina has collaborated with researchers from Israel, UK, USA, Sweden and The Netherlands. Her research focuses on information behavior, especially health information behavior in cancer, palliative care, grief and bereavement, autoethnography, information literacy and more recently participatory design, Third Space and information sharing. She has been a visiting academic to the USA and New Zealand. She is the editor and co-author of two recent books: Autoethnograhy for librarians and information scientists (published by Routledge) and Third space, information sharing and participatory design.

2. Heidi Julien

Heidi Julien is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo (State University of New York) and a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She earned her PhD in information science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Heidi conducts research on digital literacy, information behavior, and research methods. She collaborates with scholars in several countries and has presented to academic audiences globally. She has been a visiting scholar in Australia, China, New Zealand, and South Africa. Heidi is the winner of the 2020 SIG USE award for Contributions to Information Behavior, as well as the 2021 Association for Library and Information Science Education Service Award. She is a past president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education and of the Canadian Association for Information Science, and she is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

3. Tom Kwanya

Tom Kwanya is a professor in the Department of Information and Knowledge Management at the Technical University of Kenya. He is currently also serving as the Director of the School of Information and Communication Studies. Before joining academics full-time in 2013, he worked as a consultant on public information and knowledge management. Prof. Kwanya is a published author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, two university-level books, several conference papers and four edited books. He has also supervised and examined several postgraduate dissertations and theses. He has served as an external examiner of information science in several universities in Kenya and beyond. He sits in the Information Science Services Technical Committee of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

4. Tandi Lwonga

Edda Tandi Lwoga is a Professor in Information Science and the Deputy Rector at the College of Business Education in Tanzania. She has published more than 80 publications in national and international refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters, with 2,598 total citations and an h-index of 23. She is the user representative for Research4Life in Africa, the Chair of the ASIS&T’s Africa Chapter, and a member of the Campbell Collaboration’s info. retrieval methods group. She has received funding from Sida, DFID, British Council, Elsevier Foundation, Spider, Academy of Finland, CODESRIA, Carnegie Mellon University, and Medical Library Association.

5. Diane Sonnenwald

Diane H. Sonnenwald is Emerita Professor (Research Active), UCD, Ireland. She has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at National Taiwan Normal University, and worked at Bell Communications Research and Bell Laboratories before joining academia. She has a PhD from Rutgers University. Sonnenwald is currently a consultant to the European Commission, CILIP, and other organisations. Sonnenwald’s research focuses on multi-disciplinary collaboration, socio-technical design and evaluation, and information behaviour. She has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and received over 20 grants from international foundations, corporations, and funding agencies, including the (US) National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and the European Science Foundation. She has served on the editorial boards of six international journals, including JASIS&T and Information Research. Sonnenwald served as president of ASIS&T in 2012, and is currently an advisor to the Africa Chapter. Recognition for her research and leadership include the ASIS&T Award of Merit, ASIS&T Watson Davis Award, Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award, Muhlenberg College Alumni Achievement Award, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Scientific Contribution Award, UNC Junior Faculty Research Award, ALISE Research Methodology Best Paper Award, and the Bell Communications Research Award of Excellence.

6. Shalini Urs

Dr. Shalini Urs is professor emerita at the Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Mysore, India, and Founder Executive Director of the International School of Information Management, conceived and established by her with munificent grants from the Ford Foundation and Informatics India in 2005 as the first iSchool in India. Passionate about digital scholarship, Shalini pioneered the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) movement in India with the Vidyanidhi Digital Library project in 2000 with funding from the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, pioneering and spurring the ETD and digital library movement in India. Shalini also conceived and founded the MYRA School of Business in Mysuru, India, in 2012, where she currently serves as trustee and advisor. Currently, Shalini is a Board member of the Gooru India Foundation and is implementing the Gooru Navigator Platform in India.

7. Chris Zhao

Dr. Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao is a Professor of Information Science at the School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Zhao has been involved in a wide range of research projects, with a particular focus on human information behavior, health informatics, and digital humanities. His research has been published in such academic journals and conferences as JASIST, IP&M, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Documentation, Internet Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Computers in Human Behavior, ASIS&T, iConference, ICIS, PACIS, JCDL, and among others. Dr. Zhao has been awarded the distinguished young scholars in the Chinese Humanities & Social Science domain and is serving on the editorial boards of JASIST, IP&M, Journal of Data and Information Science, and Data and Information Management. Dr. Zhao has also served as the guest editor for the special issue of JASIST, IP&M, and Aslib Journal of Information Management.