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ALISE iFederation Panel Session | Higher Education and Research Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

Higher Education and Research Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented By:

Dr. Heidi Julien, Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY

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

Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Eric T. Meyer, Dean and Professor at the UT Austin School of Information

 

Presentation Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to uncertainties and disruptions, felt locally and globally, from which society has yet to recover. In institutions of higher education, both education and research in the information field have been impacted.

The iFederation, made up of ALISE, ASIS&T and the iSchools, has organized this panel session that will share education and research responses to COVID-19, representative of their respective higher education and research communities. The responses have prioritized the safety of their communities and adhered to public health guidance, which have resulted in the dependence on digital technologies for communication, the delivery of education and the conducting of research. While institutions have been able to pivot, we will address which decisions have led to successes, which activities have been halted due to risk, how has the bottom line been affected, and what are the long-term ramifications for information education and research, among other questions.


Presenters Bio
:

Heidi Julien

Dr. Heidi Julien is ALISE Past President, Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing on digital literacy and information behavior. Along with several others in the field, she has been a leader in establishing the iFederation.

Sandra Hirsh

Dr. Sandra Hirsh is ALISE President Elect, 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

Clara M. Chu

Dr. Clara M. Chu is ASIS&T President, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eric Meyer

Dr. Eric T. Meyer is Dean and Professor at the UT Austin School of Information. He is also Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the iSchools organization.

 

Webinar:  Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00am - 12:30pm ET

The panel session is available complimentary, however registration is required.