IUPUI University Library and DLIS Joint Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Practice 2014


On March 28, 2014 the IUPUI University Library and the Department of Library and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing will host the annual Joint Research Conference.  Dr. John Bertot who is a professor and Co-Director of the Information Policy and Access Center at the University of Maryland will be the keynote speaker. Following the keynote, presentations and poster session will be presented by LIS Students and professional librarians. 

Attendance is free

This conference is intended to promote mentoring of DLIS students by professional librarians and to encourage discussion on topics and issues within the field of library and information science.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Bertot

The Role of Public Libraries in Building Digitally Inclusive Communities: Technologies, Policy, and Issues

The ubiquitous nature of the Internet and accompanying services and technologies now makes equitable access to and participation in the online environment essential for success in education, employment, ļ¬nance, health and wellness, civic engagement, and more. Digital inclusion brings together high-speed Internet access, information and communication technologies, and digital literacy in ways that provide opportunities for individuals and communities to succeed in the digital environment. More specifically, digital inclusion means that individuals are aware of, understand, and can use  information and communication technologies (ICTs); have equitable and affordable access to broadband, ICTs, and digital content; and can take advantage of the educational and socio-economic l opportunities available through ICTs. As community-based digital hubs, public libraries are critical community assets that facilitate the development and sustainability of digitally inclusive communities through the provision of free access to public access technologies, digital content, digital literacy services and instruction, and programs around key community need areas such as health and wellness, education, employment and workforce development, and civic engagement. This talk focuses on the roles and issues associated with the building of digitally inclusive communities by public libraries.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline  - February 15, 2014. 
  • Registration Deadline - March 16, 2014.
  • Conference Date       - March 28, 2014.


 Conference Schedule
IUPUI University Library Lilly Auditorium

9:15:  Introductions:  

9:30-10:30: Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45: Short Break

10:45-11:30:  Two 15 minute presentations followed by question session


11:30-12:30:  Poster Session (Snacks provided)

12:30:  Closing remarks and Poster Session Award


Event Sponsors

IUPUI University Library, SoIC, DLIS, ALISS, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Indiana Chapter.

This years Joint Conference is part of the School of Informatics and Computing's colloquia series, for more information, please visit http://soic.iupui.edu/events/colloquia/

Last updated by jennajoh on 03/12/2014