Connect with the iSchool at ASIST

The School of Information (Florida’s iSchool) faculty and doctoral students will be in force at the 2015 ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology) annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. If you are attending the conference on November 9, bring your lunch to a “Birds of a Feather” brown bag with FSU faculty at City Garden (

We also hope you will be sure to stop by and visit with us at the Alumni Reception on November 10th at 6:30 PM.

Presentations and poster sessions by the iSchool faculty, students and alumni:

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30-10:15 AM
The 11th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium

Panel: IT Education and iSchools: How to Develop the Scholarly Layer? Marcia A. Mardis, Florida State University, Susan J. Winter, University of Maryland, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, University of Texas, John L. King, University of Michigan, Larry Dennis, Florida State University, Laura Spears, Florida State University, Jon Hollister, Florida State University

Monday, November 9, 8:00 AM

Information Seeking and Beyond: Impacts of Studying Different Forms of Information Behavior


Kyungwon Koh, University of Oklahoma
Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College
Naresh K. Agarwal, Simmons College
Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University


Monday, November 9 12:00 PM Birds of Feather Picnic Lunch with FSU faculty. Bring your lunch and join FSU faculty for stimulating conversation at City Garden. (


Monday, November 9, 6:30 PM
President’s Reception featuring posters
Evaluating Answer Quality Across Knowledge Domains: Using Textual and Non-textual Features in Social Q&A. Hengyi Fu, Florida State University; Shuheng Wu, Queens College, City University of New York; and Sanghee Oh, Florida State University

Testing Variations Across Contexts in High Quality Information Selection Practices: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Approach. Min Sook Park, Sanghee Oh and Seunghoo Lim, all of Florida State University

A Systematic Review of the Literature on Consumers’ Use of Patient Portals: Preliminary Results. Yan Zhang, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Jin Gao and Bo Xie, all of University of Texas at Austin


Tuesday, November 10, 8:30 AM
Education in the Cyberlearning Era: New Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications


Xiaozhong Liu, Indiana University Bloomington
Noriko Hara, Indiana University Bloomington
Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University
Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland, College Park
Michael Twidale, University of Illinois


Tuesday, November 10, 10:30 AM
Emerging Trends in the Use and Adoption of E-participation Around the World


Loni Hagen, University of Albany
Jisue Lee, Florida State University
Jess Kropczynski, Pennsylvania State University
Fatima Espinoza Vasquez, Syracuse University
Catherine Dumas, University at Albany
Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany


Tuesday, November 10, 10:30 AM
Digital Youth (Papers)
Impacts of the HackHealth After-School Program: Motivating Youth through Personal Relevance

Beth St. Jean¹, Natalie Greene Taylor¹, Christie Kodama1, Dana Casciotti², Mega Subramaniam¹, ¹College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States of America; ²U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, United States of America


Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM
Alumni Reception
Take this time to socialize with faculty, colleagues, classmates and others at the ASIS&T alumni reception.


The SIG Cabinet Steering Committee, which assists the SIG Cabinet Director in conducting Cabinet business, includes:

SIG Cabinet Director, Heather D. Pfeiffer, 2015
SIG Cabinet Director, Lynn Westbrook, 2016
Deputy SIG Cabinet Director, Kristene Unsworth, 2015-2016
SIG Cabinet Member Advisors:
Joan Beaudoin, 2015-2017
Michael Luesebrink, 2016-2018
Lai Ma, 2015-2017
Abebe Rorissa, 2015-2017