Past iSchool Faculty Presentations

  • Evaluating Cloud Services Using Retention and Disposition Requirements
    Date: October 05, 2015
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Location: Washington, DC
    Comment: This 1.5-hour educational session will provide hands-on exercises for audience members.
  • Government Use of Cloud-based Long Term Digital Preservation as a Service: An Exploratory Study
    Date: October 01, 2015
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Location: Granada, Spain
    Comment: Will present paper to be published in conference proceedings.
  • Staff Development Day- Prince William Public Library System
    Date: September 18, 2015
    Presenter(s): Michael Stephens
    Location: Prince William, Virginia
  • Recordkeeping in the Cloud and the Advent of Open Data: Mission Critical or Mission Impossible?
    Date: August 22, 2015
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    Comment: Panelist.
  • Working in Harmony: Multi-Disciplinary Team Skills in the Digital Archival World
    Date: July 23, 2015
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Comment: Session chair and panel moderator
  • Social Media and Trust in North American Local Government Law Enforcement
    Date: July 10, 2015
    Presenter(s): Patricia C. Franks
    Location: Porto, Portugal
    Comment: Paper presented with co-author, Lois Evans, Lecturer in SLAIS, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
  • Advancing the Information Profession through Information Research and Innovation
    Date: July 09, 2015
    Presenter(s): Sandra Hirsch
    Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
  • Decision making practices of public
    Date: July 08, 2015
    Presenter(s): Cheryl Stenstrom
    Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
  • Quantitative vs Qualitative Research Methods: Determining the Best Method for Evidence Based Research
    Date: July 06, 2015
    Presenter(s): Sandra Hirsh
    Location: Brisbane, Australia
    Comment: Comments (For The Public): How do LIS professionals determine when to use a qualitative approach and when to use a quantitative approach? Is one approach better than the other for evidence based practice? The determination of which method to use rests fundamentally on the specific questions the LIS professional wants to answer and the most practical means for gathering the data. At the foundation of their definitions, qualitative research is more exploratory (and is used when the outcome is unexpected or unknown) while quantitative research is often more conclusive (and is used to quantify a problem). Then, within each approach, there are various methods available to perform the research. This workshop will provide participants a thorough understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, including how to choose the best method for performing effective evidence based research. Participants will also learn about various techniques within each research approach, expanding their ability to determine not only the best approach, but the best and most practical technique for performing their evidence based research. Participants will walk away with clear definitions, practical tips, and a list of examples of each technique discussed in the workshop.
  • Inspiring Leaders Around the World: Learning New Skills Through a Virtual Conference
    Date: June 29, 2015
    Presenter(s): Sandra Hirsh
    Location: San Francisco, CA: Moscone Convention Center 3003 (W)
    Comment: We all need to continually evolve as professionals but due to time and budget constraints, it isn’t always possible or easy. These constraints are especially true for our colleagues in developing countries. How do individuals, country associations, or international library organizations present, plan, and train for library leadership roles and/or succession planning? How do international conferences promote individual leadership skills? How can these help you to be a better leader and professional? These questions and more will be addressed during the IRRT Chair’s Program as we hear leadership stories and solutions from a global perspective.