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Opening Plenary

The Benefits and Challenges of Allied Programs and Specializations in LIS Units

Wednesday, February 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

LIS schools and departments are home to a growing number of degree programs and specializations at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This panel brings together educators who teach in or oversee allied degree programs or specializations within LIS degree programs. Each panelist will discuss the rewards and challenges of these programs and specializations within their units. Areas to be addressed include archival studies, user experience design, data science, information architecture and digital humanities. 

Presenters: Anne Gilliland, Department of Information Studies, UCLA
Suliman Hawamdeh, Department of Information Science, University of North Texas
Howard Rosenbaum, Department of Information and Library Science, Indiana University
Paul Sherman School of Information, Kent State University

Moderator: Dietmar Wolfram, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee