E-Chicago – September 2011

The 5th Dominican University eChicago Annual Community Informatics symposium “Information, Innovation & Inclusion: Building Community Cohesion” is a practice/policy/research symposium organized and sponsored by the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University.

As most organizations are feeling the economic pinch and are looking for ways to streamline budgets, this year at eChicago@Dominican, we focus on how practitioners, policymakers and researchers in a variety of communities e.g. academic, corporate and non-profit can share resources, exchange ideas and find new ways to work together.

Registration $30
Free for Dominican University students, faculty, and speakers
Registration includes evening buffet on Thursday and refreshments on Friday.

For participants paying the $30 registration fee, this also includes lunch on Friday.

Thursday September 8 : 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday September 9 : 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Key Speakers

    Licia Knight serves as the Midwest Community Impact Officer for the One Economy Corporation, a global non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved communities around the world to vital information that will improve their lives. This includes community outreach and development activities such as broadband access, multimedia properties, and youth services. She has 10 years of experience working with marginalized communities and non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, community development, and information technology.
    Pat Lawton is Digital Projects Librarian for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) and is involved with all aspects of implementing the Catholic portal, a collaborative digital library of rare and unique Catholic scholarly materials. Prior to joining the CRRA, she was a faculty member of the School of Information Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she taught courses in the organization of information and cataloging and classification. In addition to metadata and digitization, Pat’s interests include online pedagogy; having taught online courses in cataloging and classification beginning in 1997. She has an MLS from Indiana University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Joel Mambretti is Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research atNorthwestern University which focuses on developing digital communications for the 21st Century. The Center was created in partnership with a number of major high tech corporations (www.icair.org); it designs and implements large scale infrastructure and applications (metro, regional, national, and global). He is also Director of the Metropolitan Research and Education Network, an advanced high-performance network interlinking organization providing services in seven upper-Midwest states.
Panels Include

  • Community Technology Associates, One Economy Corporation
  • For Paying Customers Only? Community Access at Urban Academic Libraries
  • Visual Literacy and Data Representation
  • Archives and Community Building 1 & 2
  • Voices from the Field: Doctoral Student Perspectives on Information, Communication, and Technology