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
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
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.
Unprecedented at the iSchool
9 Podcast Episodes Published
Positive email feedback
+1600 Blog Visitors
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
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. "
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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