Category: SLIS News

SLIS Welcomes 13th National Online MLIS Cohort

The faculty and staff of SLIS, along with our partners in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, welcomed our thirteenth national online cohort last week.

The three-day, intensive orientation gave students an opportunity to meet the faculty, bond with one another, and learn more about their chosen program and university. By all accounts, this year’s orientation was a success.  It is a SLIS tradition that incoming cohorts choose their own collective name. This year is if our pleasure to introduce you to the newest cohort, “Thirteen Going on Nerdy.” 

Dr. Laurie Bonnici and Dr. Jinxuan Ma (Emporia State University)

Dr. Laurie Bonnici and Dr. Jinxuan Ma (Emporia State University) have had a co-authored book chapter accepted for publication in Social tagging for linked data across environments, L. Spiteri and D. Rasmussen Pennington, 

 eds., London, UK: Facet. The chapter is titled “A Content Analysis of Hashtag Usage in Two Facebook Groups.” 

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).