Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Thursday, May 21 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
T15 - More Research into Practice: the Latest from the iSchool at UBC LIMITED

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This session will offer a potpourri of current research projects underway at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC.  A panel of five current faculty members and doctoral students will paint a picture of the questions driving their research, the projects underway to find answers to those questions, and the emerging results.  Research topics range from e-government information to learning analytics, from collaborative crowdsourced projects to information avoidance, and more.  We will encourage questions and suggestions from the audience and look forward to catching up with alumni and all those interested in the burning research questions of library and information studies!


Colleen Addison

Colleen Addison is a PhD Candidate at the iSchool @ UBC. Ms. Addison holds an MA in Creative Writing and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Her PhD research is focused on the issue of information avoidance in the health domain.

Luanne Freund

Dr. Luanne Freund is Associate Professor at the iSchool @ UBC. Dr. Freund teaches information services and does research in information retrieval and access to information. She has a particular interest in e-government and the open data movement.

Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert is a PhD Student at the iSchool @ UBC. Ms. Gilbert holds an MLIS from Dalhousie University. Her doctoral research is focused on the motivations for participation in crowdsourced projects.

Caroline Haythornthwaite

Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite is Professor and Director at the iSchool @ UBC Dr. Haythornthwaite does research in a range of areas including Internet research, social informatics and online learning/learning analytics.

Lisa Nathan

Dr. Lisa Nathan is the Assistant Professor at the iSchool @ UBC. Dr. Nathan researches issues related to the design of information systems, sustainability, value-sensitive design and information policy. She coordinates the First Nations Curriculum Concentration at the iSchool.


Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  • Sponsored by: iSchool @ UBC