Research Colloquium: Mike Eisenberg


Research Colloquium: Mike Eisenberg

A Conversation With Mike Eisenberg Join us for an informal Q&A focused on iSchool identity, opportunity, and challenges. We'll discuss such questions as: * What is the essence of the iSchool movement? How can iSchools claim a distinct identity within the academy? * How do iSchools maintain an internal sense of unity amidst their interdiscipinary diversity? * What does "big data" mean for iSchools? Is "information as data" fundamentally different from "information as document"? What might need to change in iSchools to accommodate a data orientation as well as a document orientation? * What will the future information professional do, and what skills and expertise will they need? Biography: Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington. During his tenure (1998-2006), Mike transformed the unit from a single graduate degree into a broad-based information school with a wide range of research and academic programs, including an undergraduate degree in informatics, masters degrees in information management and library and information science, and a doctorate degree in information science. For many years, he worked as professor of information studies at Syracuse University and as founding director of the Information Institute of Syracuse (including the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, AskERIC, and GEM, the Gateway to Education Materials). Mike and his co-author Bob Berkowitz created the Big6 approach to information literacy, and he has worked with thousands of students--pre-K through higher education--as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve their information and technology skills. Mike's current work focuses on information, communications, and technology (ICT) literacy, information credibility, and information science education K-20.


3:15pm to 4:30pm


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