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October 2016

IASSIST sponsors IFLA 2016 Knowledge Management conference

IASSIST proudly sponsored a full-day conference about knowledge management (KM) on August 12, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the University of Cincinnati. The theme of the conference was Sharing Practices and Actions for Making Best Use of Organizational Knowledge in Libraries.The conference took place as part of the International Federation of Library Associations' (IFLA) annual conference held this year in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The KM conference featured two keynote speakers: Valerie Forrestal, author of the 2015 book Knowledge Management in Libraries, and Jay Liebowitz, whose most recent book Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management was published just this year.

In addition to the keynotes, we had six scholarly presentations from information professionals on a variety of KM topics. Five of the accepted papers are available full-text. Outside of the United States, we had speakers and audience members visit us from Canada, China, and Iran.

The entire IFLA Knowledge Management Section thanks IASSIST for their sponsorship of the conference. In the future, we hope that our section can work collaboratively with IASSIST in the shared interest of information, knowledge, and data topics worldwide.

I hope to see many of you at IASSIST 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas!

Spencer Acadia, IFLA KM 2016 Program Chair and Standing Committee Member, acadias1@gmail.com

IASSIST 2017 Call for Proposals Now Open!

We are delighted to announce the call for proposals for the IASSIST 2017 Conference.

IASSIST 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Data in the Middle: The common language of research

The 43rd annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017. #iassist17

Many issues around data (sources, strategies, and tools) are similar across disciplines. While IASSIST has its roots in social science data, it has also welcomed discussions over the years of other disciplines' issues as they relate to data, data management, and support of users. So again this year, in line with this tradition, we are arranging a conference that will benefit those who support researchers across all disciplines: social sciences, health and natural sciences, and humanities. Please join the international data community in Lawrence, KS, "in the middle" of the U.S., for insights and discussion on how data in all disciplines are found, shared, used, and managed. Join us and draw inspiration from this diverse gathering! 

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and pecha kuchas.

The full Call for Proposals, along with the link to the submission form, can be accessed on the conference website here: 

http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/

Questions can be directed to the Program Chairs, Samantha Guss and Michele Hayslett, at iassist2017@gmail.com.

 

Pre-conference Workshops

We are also accepting submissions for Pre-conference Workshops under a separate Call for Workshops, which can be accessed here: 

http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/workshops/

Questions about workshops may be sent to the Workshop Coordinators, Jenny Muilenburg (jmuil@uw.edu) and Andy Rutkowski (arutkowski@library.ucla.edu).

 

Deadline for all submissions: 21 November 2016.

Notification of acceptance: February 2017.

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