Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Sweeney!

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Miriam Sweeney, on the successful passage of her dissertation defense, "Not Just a Pretty (Inter) Face: A Critical Analysis of Microsoft's 'Ms. Dewey'", at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). Dr. Sweeney is an Assistant Professor at SLIS, University of Alabama. The defense was lively,… Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Sweeney!

IAMCR Dublin

Just a brief note to share that my colleagues Miriam Sweeney, of GSLIS, Ergin Bulut, of the ICR, and I have had our panel proposal accepted for IAMCR 2013 Dublin, to be held June 25-29th at Dublin City College. This year's conference theme is "Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders," and had… Continue reading IAMCR Dublin

“Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: The Feminism in LIS Unconference” at UW-M – and Why We Desperately Need It

This Friday, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS), along with co-conveners School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), UW-Madison, and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will come together to present, "Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: Feminism in LIS,"… Continue reading “Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: The Feminism in LIS Unconference” at UW-M – and Why We Desperately Need It

Eden Medina: “The Slipperiness of Socio-technical Engineering”

On Monday, November 8th, the Information in Society Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Eden Medina of Indiana University to campus.  Medina's talk, "The Slipperiness of Socio-Technical Engineering" focused on her work on Project Cybersyn, the 1970s-era cybernetics project envisioned to support and inform the economic agenda, and many nationalized industries, under the Chilean government of President… Continue reading Eden Medina: “The Slipperiness of Socio-technical Engineering”