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2015 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | June 4, 2016 |

Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award ($1000) Recipients: Debbie Rabina & Emily Drabinsky Affiliation: Pratt Institute Title: A Blueprint for Information Intervention for Incarcerated People Student Travel Award ($500) Recipient #1: Leslie Thomson Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recipient #2: Sarah Chizari Affiliation: University of South Carolina Recipient #3: Danielle Pollock Affiliation: University of Tennessee Interdisciplinary…

Dr. Sanda Erdelez Named 2015 ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution Award Winner

By SIGUSE Webmaster | June 4, 2016 |

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Sanda Erdelez has been chosen as the 2015 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. Dr. Erdelez’s work on opportunistic discovery of information has had an ongoing and significant impact in the field of information behaviour research. Her Information Encountering Model…

2015 SIGUSE Symposium Call For Participation

By SIGUSE Webmaster | July 3, 2015 |

Theme: Making Research Matter: Connecting Theory and Practice Date: November 7, 2015 Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm Location: Hyatt St Louis Keynote Speakers: Ross Todd (Rutgers University) & Safiya Noble (UCLA) About the 2015 Symposium: Research and theory development in information needs, use, and seeking are grounded in work with individuals and groups of people from a variety of practice…

2014 ASIS&T SIG-USE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | November 3, 2014 |

SIG-USE wishes to announce its 2014 Award Winners, who will be presented with their prizes at the SIG-USE symposium to be held Saturday, November 1 at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award ($1000) Recipient: Diane Sonnenwald Affiliation: University of Copenhagen Title: Towards a Theory of Human-Rare Book Information Behaviour Student…

2014 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Schedule

By SIGUSE Webmaster | October 26, 2014 |

Context in Information Behavior Research Date: November 1, 2014 (Saturday) Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA Symposium Co-chairs: K.-Sun Kim (University of Wisconsin – Madison) & Lu Xiao (University of Western Ontario) Schedule: 1:30 – 1:45      Welcome and introduction Rong Tang (Simmons College), K.-Sun Kim (University of Wisconsin – Madison) Lu…

Dr. Gary Marchionini Named 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution Award Winner

By SIGUSE Webmaster | September 18, 2014 |

It is my great pleasure to announce that Professor Gary Marchionini has been chosen as the 2014 ASIS&T SIG USE Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research. Dr. Marchionini’s work on Information interaction and human-centered computing has made significant contributions to the field of information behavior research, incorporating the understanding of information seeking…

Dania Bilal, PI, and Jacek Gwizdka, Co-PI, Receive Google Research Award

By SIGUSE Webmaster | September 13, 2014 |

Dania Bilal, a Professor in the iSchool of Information Sciences at University of Tennessee, and Jacek Gwizdka, Assistant Professor in the School of Information and co-Director of the Information eXperience Lab at University of Texas at Austin, have received a $41,363 Google Research Award for a project titled “Child-friendly search engine results pages (SERPs): Towards better understanding…

2014 SIG-USE Symposium CFP

By SIGUSE Webmaster | July 7, 2014 |

Theme: Context in Information Behavior Research Date: November 1, 2014 (Saturday) Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA Keynote Speaker: Professor J. David Johnson, Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, http://comm.uky.edu/jdjohnson ABOUT THE 2014 SIG-USE SYMPOSIUM: The importance of context in human information behavior research has been well established. Nonetheless, it has been observed that…

Contextual Inquiry: A Must-Have Method For Your User Research Toolbox

By SIGUSE Webmaster | April 9, 2014 |

Join us for SIG USE Webinar on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm (EDT) Instructor: Kate Lawrence & Deirdre Costello Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST Cost: FREE for ASIS&T members, $45 for non-members Reservation:  Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/USEWebinar-4-16-2014-register.html  After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar. This session will feature…

iSquares: A New Approach to Information Research and Education

By SIGUSE Webmaster | January 31, 2014 |

Join us for a Webinar on Friday, February 7, 2014 (Sponsored by SIG-HFIS & SIG-USE) Instructor: Dr. Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Cost: FREE for ASIS&T members, $10 for non-members Reservation:  Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now System RequirementsThis webinar introduces an arts-informed, visual approach…