Category: SLIS News

Dr. Laurie Bonnici has had a paper accepted

Dr. Laurie Bonnici has had a paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy DOCAM 2017 to be held in Bloomington, Indiana on September 29-30, 2017. “Finding quality in an s-town of documents.” The paper proposes the concept of witness marks as identifiers of quality information in online social media opinion posts.

Dr. Laurie Bonnici and SLIS Alum Dr. Jackie Brodsky

Dr. Laurie Bonnici and SLIS Alum Dr. Jackie Brodsky have had a paper accepted for presentation at the upcoming Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama. They will be presenting Program Enrichment: A Tide Pool of Shared Experiences.” The research seeks longitudinal feedback from SLIS alumni who were Fellows in Project ALFA studying technology accessibility for information access.  The study seeks to identify best practices for technology and social media accessibility learned in the field 4-5 years post-matriculation. 

Dr. Laurie Bonnici presented “Glyphexts (Glyphs + Text = Effect)

Dr. Laurie Bonnici presented “Glyphexts (Glyphs + Text = Effect) as Information Divide: Screen reader impact on interpreting sentimentality in online social media review posts” at the Social Media & Society 2017 International Conference in Toronto, Ontario Canada July 28 – 30, 2017.  The full paper has been published in the Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society available at 

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3097314&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFID=972332084&CFTOKEN=34051201 (Article 28).

Baheya Jaber Successfully Defends MLIS Thesis

On June 9th Ms. Baheya Jaber, an MLIS candidate in the School of Library and Information Studies, successfully defended her master’s thesis titled Critical Analysis of Academic Library Trends in Conflict Zones. Her committee comprised of co-chairs Dr. John Burgess and Dr. Ann Prentice, Professor Sybil Bullock, and Dr. Jay Lindly.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Jaber on this significant accomplishment!