SIS at the Michigan Library Association 2022 Annual Conference

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Date: October 20, 2022 View Recurrence Dates
Time: All Day
Location: Blue Water Convention Center
800 Harker St.
Port Huron, MI 48060 | Map
Category: Conference

Join Wayne State School of Information Sciences students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends at the MLA 2022 Annual Conference: Bridging the Divide in Port Huron on Oct. 19 and 20.

Stop by booth #20 to connect with the SIS community, learn about our programs and share alumni updates.

Exhibit Hall, Booth #20

Wednesday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


SIS faculty member Joan Beaudoin and students Meg Bruce and Cameron Socha will be presenting the following during a breakout session at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Digital Collection Developments in the Mitten

This session consists of three presentations about the current digital collection development activities in the state of Michigan. The first presentation is a case study of the issues involved in documenting and photographing more than 100 murals in the Eastern Market area of Detroit for an online exhibition titled "Detroit Mural Map". Next is a research study examining digital collection development policies in academic libraries at institutions of higher education in Michigan. A surprising sketch of these policies emerged & their essential components are identified. The final presentation explores the selection criteria used for digital collection development, and how representative these collections are of their local communities. In each presentation, there is an underlying interest in exploring digital collections as conduits (or barriers) for the exchange of information across multiple constituencies.

SIS faculty members Hermina Anghelescu, Tim Bowman, Bin Li and Interim Dean Tom Walker will be presenting the following during a breakout session at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20:

Bridge and Conquer: Promotion Change in LIS Education

This panel presentation by faculty of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at Wayne State University explores ways in which they bridge divides between information professionals, faculty, students, institutions, and very diverse populations. A highlight of the session will be the work of SIS students who have creatively addressed information-related problems that create bridges to varied communities. The session will be visual and interactive, with a special invitation for input from attendees regarding the state of higher education in our field. 

Other events:

Student Reception, sponsored by Wayne State's School of Information Sciences

When: Thursday, Oct, 20 
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Open to all attendees regardless of whether you are a student. Stop by to meet and network with SIS alumni and professionals in the library field. 

You do not have to be registered for the MLA conference to attend, but please RSVP here to let us know if you’ll be joining us. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available. 

October 2022