Announcing eChicago 2010 @ Dominican University

Thursday September 9 : 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday September 10 : 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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EChicago @Dominican is organized and sponsored by the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University. Every year practitioners, policymakers and researchers exchange ideas and find better ways to work together. As the global information society impacts the local, and vice versa, this year eChicago@Dominican will explore not only local community projects but also global projects. Three of our key speakers will discuss collaborations in countries which are very much on the minds of the international community, Haiti and China.

Key Speakers

Gaston Armour is currently with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) as the Statewide Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, in the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness. In this role he assists, coordinates and provides direction for the emergency preparedness and readiness programs with the agency’s 13,000 employees. Prior to his current assignment he was in the Office of Strategic Planning as liaison for the governor’s Team Illinois initiative.

Professor Barbara J. Ford, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Former President of the American Library Association (ALA). Recognized with awards by the ALA and Chinese American Librarians Association for her significant contributions and dedication to international librarianship.

Dr. Shuyong Jiang is the Chinese Studies Librarian at the Asian Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jiang is project director of Think Globally, Act Globally US-China Librarian Collaboration. Funded jointly for the US Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

Dr. Kathleen Robbins, developed FonkoSel Aktive pa Digicel, a replication of the Grameen Bank Village Phone program, creating a partnership between Digicel, the largest cellular provider and Fonkoze, the largest MFI in Haiti. Co-founder of Jatropha Pepinyè, a non-profit business that uses a non-edible plant native to Haiti as a biofuel source.

Panels Include
Dominican University Westside Community Collaborative
Preparing and Building Community in Crises
Community Technology Centers in Chicago
Youth Community Technology Programs
Archives and Collective Memory in the Digital World: International and Local Communities
The 21st Century Skills Movement in Libraries and Museums