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Professor Dr. Candy SCHWARTZ


Topic: Thriving, Not Just Surviving: LIS Practice and Education in the Digital Landscape

  • President of ASIST, 1998-1999; and served in many national offices of ASIST
  • ASIST Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1994; ASIST Watson Davis Award, 2000
  • Co-editor in Chief of the journal Library and Information Science Research
  • Invited keynote addresses and talks at US and international conferences, workshops, seminars
  • Author, editor, and reviewer of US and international LIS books, journals, and articles
  • Co-recipient, IMLS grant on Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions
  • Research and interest areas: Cataloging; Classification; Digital libraries; Folksonomy; Indexing;Metadata;Outcomes assessment; Social media; Thesaurus construction

What does it mean for those of us who teach and practice user-centered information services when the users are no longer physically present, the information is almost all digital, and the services are largely invisible? How do we deal with depressed economies, increased demands for accountability, and deep changes in the models for delivering education? Where is our partnership with users best situated now? What questions should LIS researchers be asking? The need for LIS educators and specialists to explore, determine, and share best practices is greater than ever, however
the channels for information discovery and the tools for personal and professional networking
have multiplied beyond what is manageable. This keynote address will draw a landscape of the fundamental issues and challenges facing the educational and professional LIS community and
will identify approaches and strategies for doing more than just surviving.


Professor Dr. Helen PARTRIDGE


Topic: Library and Information Science Education 2.0?

  • Professor, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2012 Fellow, Australian Library and Information Association
  • 2011 Faculty of Science & Technology Teaching Scholarship Award
  • 2010 QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award
  • 2008 Teaching Fellow, Australian Teaching and Learning Council
  • 2007 State Library of Queensland Board Award
  • 2005 QUT Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (Team Teaching)
  • 2005 Australian Library and Information Association Silver Pin for Service
  • 2004 QUT Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2004 Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Dean's Excellence Teaching Award
  • 2004 QUT Online Learning and Teaching Compassionate Pioneer Award

Web 2.0 such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have resulted in a transformation of the library
and information science (LIS) profession. This transformation is impacting on the nature of skills
required for occupational success. In the world of web 2.0 what are the skills and knowledge
needed by LIS professionals? How well does Australian LIS education reflect these changing requirements? This presentation will outline the results of a recent study undertaken as part of
an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Teaching Fellowship. The study aimed to identify the current and anticipated skills and knowledge needed by LIS professionals in a web 2.0 world
(and beyond!). The study also explored the implications for LIS education pedagogy and curriculum.


Professor Dr. Vilas WUWONGSE


Topic: Linked Data and Library and Information Science Education

  • Thai National Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Committee Technical Committee 6
  • Member of the Editorial Board - Journal of Natural Language Processing; International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages
  • Invited keynotes and addresses of several international conferences, workshops, seminars
  • Developer of several programs for library and lifelong learning in Thailand, Granted by the Government
  • Research areas: Semantic web; Digital libraries; Linked data