[Air-L] Fwd: eChicago at Dominican

gene loeb geneloeb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 09:52:06 PDT 2011

*Here is information about an excellent symposium of interest to internet
researchers and others ro be held
September 8th and 9th in a suburb of Chicago, United States.One of the
keynote speakers is a pioneer in Internet research, Joel Mambretti Director
of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern

*Held at a suburb of Chicago, in the United States,
Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, Illinois 60305

.The 5th Dominican University eChicago Annual Community Informatics
symposium "Information, Innovation & Inclusion: Building Community Cohesion"
is a practice/policy/research symposium organized and sponsored by the
Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University.

As most organizations are feeling the economic pinch and are looking for
ways to streamline budgets, this year at eChicago at Dominican, we focus on how
practitioners, policymakers and researchers in a variety of communities e.g.
academic, corporate and non-profit can share resources, exchange ideas and
find new ways to work together.*

Key Speakers

               Licia Knight serves as the Midwest Community Impact Officer
for the One Economy Corporation, a global non-profit organization that
leverages the power of technology and connects underserved communities
around the world to vital information that will improve their lives. This
includes community outreach and development activities such as broadband
access, multimedia properties, and youth services. She has 10 years of
experience working with marginalized communities and non-profit
organizations in the areas of strategic planning, community development, and
information technology.

               Pat Lawton is Digital Projects Librarian for the Catholic
Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) and is involved with all aspects of
implementing the Catholic portal, a collaborative digital library of rare
and unique Catholic scholarly materials. Prior to joining the CRRA, she was
a faculty member of the School of Information Studies at the University of
Pittsburgh where she taught courses in the organization of information and
cataloging and classification. In addition to metadata and digitization,
Pat's interests include online pedagogy; having taught online courses in
cataloging and classification beginning in 1997. She has an MLS from Indiana
University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

               Joel Mambretti is Director of the International Center for
Advanced Internet Research atNorthwestern University which focuses on
developing digital communications for the 21st Century. The Center was
created in partnership with a number of major high tech corporations (
www.icair.org <
); it designs and implements large scale infrastructure and applications
(metro, regional, national, and global). He is also Director of the
Metropolitan Research and Education Network, an advanced high-performance
network interlinking organization providing services in seven upper-Midwest

Panels Include

*       Community Technology Associates, One Economy Corporation
*       For Paying Customers Only? Community Access at Urban Academic
*       Visual Literacy and Data Representation
*       Archives and Community Building 1 & 2
*       Voices from the Field: Doctoral Student Perspectives on Information,
Communication, and Technology

*Further information contact: Dr Chris Hagar,
Graduate School of Library & Information Science,
Dominican University, River Forest, IL
echicago at dom.edu* *

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