The Rising Phoenix: Perspectives on Resilience for Education, Research, & Practice

Presented on:

September 24, 2021

Presented by:

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Immediate Past President, ALISE
Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University

Dr. Brian Detlor, President, ASIS&T
Professor and Area Chair (Information Systems), DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Dr. Michael Seadle, Executive Director, iSchools
Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Sandy HirshDr. Sandra Hirsh is ALISE Immediate Past President, Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University. She previously served as Director and Professor of the SJSU School of Information.


Brian Detlor

Dr. Brian Detlor is Professor of Information Systems in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Canada. He also is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Social Informatics, School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. He currently serves as President of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). His recent research projects involve the investigation of digital literacy training programs led by public libraries and other local community organizations, as well as the use of digital storytelling by city cultural organizations. 



Michael Seadle

Dr. Michael Seadle's current research areas are research integrity and long term digital archiving. For almost twelve years he was Director of the Berlin School for Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For six years he was Dean of the Humanities Faculty. Internationally he still serves as executive director of the iSchools, Inc, a group of over 100 universities with LIS programs worldwide. He is director of the HEADT Centre (Humboldt Elsevier Advanced Data and Text Centre) and leads its research integrity unit.

He was editor of Library Hi Tech for 20 years and is still editor-in-chief of World Digital Libraries. He chaired the University's Commission on Research Malpractice for almost a decade


Presentation Description: 

As we start to emerge from the global pandemic and as our society grapples with critical economic, social, and environmental crises, we must implement resilient measures to move forward and evolve in our field of information science. Members of our community must consider the pandemic’s impact on research, education, and practice and create a proactive plan that is even more inclusive, reflective, and robust than ever. Members of the iFederation, made up of ALISE, ASIS&T, and the iSchools will address some of the ways their associations are thinking about and addressing resilience.