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Owing to the scope and pace of change, society has become increasingly knowledge-based so that higher learning and research now act as essential components of cultural, socio-economic and environmentally sustainable development of individuals, communities and nations. In this environment, it is essential that higher learning and knowledge creation involve effective partnerships among academic and non-academic learning institutions and communities to create and apply learning and knowledge with stakeholders that are managing and creating sustainable development initiatives. Growing concern regarding the importance of the contribution that higher education institutions make to society has aroused increasing debate about their relevance and credibility amid escalating social problems. An underlying premise of community engagement is the understanding that not all knowledge and expertise resides in the academy, and that both expertise and great learning opportunities in teaching and scholarship also reside in non-academic settings.

This conference will explore how LIS educators and researchers can develop curricula, programs, and research activities that enable active partnerships with communities and civil society to manage and create change. How can LIS programs increase opportunities for experiential, service oriented, and community engaged student learning? How can we develop further collaboration between LIS programs and their larger communities (local, regional/ state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity?

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Thursday, January 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 6.4 SIG: Trends in the Ethics of Community Engagement

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Information ethics can provide practical guidance for communities seeking to implement information systems in socially responsible ways. As advances in information technologies bring new services to more people it is important for awareness of ethical standards to keep pace. This session presents three ethical considerations relevant to LIS educators: ethics of care in public internet access facilities, the ethics of local big data infrastructures, and trends in copyright and intellectual property in online communities. Taken together, these presentations provide a cross-section of ways ethics continue to clarify the relationship between the field and the practice of library and information science.

Speakers
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Sheila Corrall

Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Information Culture & Data Stewardship
Sheila Corrall worked in UK public, special, and national libraries in acquisitions, cataloging, reference and information services, before moving into higher education, where she served as university librarian at two institutions and as CIO at a large research university. In 2004, she became Professor of Library & Information Management at the University of Sheffield, then head of the Sheffield iSchool, before moving to the US in 2012 to lead... Read More →
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Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSU
I coordinate the librarianship program at CSULB, and manage the CSU ICT Literacy project. My research interests are digital citizenship, literacies, assessment, and collaboration. See my website http://k12digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com and http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com
avatar for Emily J. M. Knox

Emily J. M. Knox

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
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Colin Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor, Simmons College
Colin Rhinesmith is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. He is also a faculty research fellow with the Benton Foundation and a faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
avatar for Miriam E. Sweeney

Miriam E. Sweeney

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Researching intersections of race, gender, and technology; critical cultural informatics; Internet and digital media studies; social justice and LIS.


Thursday January 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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