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TRY Conference Poster

  1. 1. Defining the Movement: Innovation and Collaboration at the iSchool Ania Dymarz • Meghan Ecclestone • Bruce Harpham • Monica Rettig Faculty of Information Quarterly FI/Q is a student-run journal, that seeks to create an intellectual space for the Information community. We aim to publish submissions that analyze and critically assess the divergent topics that define the emerging Information field, while affording students the opportunity to engage with the publication process Outcomes:   successfully published 3 volumes of the F/ IQ, including the Conference Proceedings of the Housing Memory Conference excellent reception from professional and academic communities, with plans for ongoing growth throughout the upcoming academic year iSchool Podcast Knowledge sharing The iSchool Podcast is a digital project to disseminate and preserve public lectures at the Faculty of Information. The project serves two educational goals; educating graduate students in Web 2.0 technologies and making lectures at the University available to those who cannot attend in person. Topics covered in the podcast include book history, informatics education and the state of our information society. Community building Achievements: Student-driven initiatives Unprecedented at the iSchool Intellectual engagement Innovative technologies      9 Podcast Episodes Published Positive email feedback +1600 Blog Visitors International usage Students have learned: audio production, podcasting, blogging and wiki software Housing Memory Student Conference The goal of the Housing Memory conference was to foster academic Feedback discussion & engagement at the iSchool, while cultivating a supportive environment for first-time presenters. We aimed to bridge the student Presenter: "our panel was truly put together inspirationally, and it was great to have a very meaningful discussion and to meet people of and professional conference worlds and showcase innovative student similar interests. " projects. Outcomes:    40+ paper submitted for consideration 9 panels, 26 speakers with 200+ attendees Keynote address by Geoffrey Bowker, Participant: "It was WONDERFUL -- an unmitigated success. There was such a buzz about the seventh floor and the presentations were brilliant."

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