Library Trends Linda C. Smith Festschrift Virtual Symposium

Thursday, September 28, 2023; 12:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time
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Final Program Schedule

The links in the program are to the festschrift papers, available on Project Muse. Authors will present highlights from their paper.

  1. Welcome - Library Trends Coeditors-in-Chief: Clara M. Chu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jaya Raju, University of Cape Town, South Africa [presentation]
  2. Opening Remarks - The Renaissance Scholar of Library and Information Science: Professor Linda C. Smith,  Anita S. Coleman, Issue Co-Editor, Library Trends Linda C. Smith Festschrift special issue [presentation]

3. Teaching Panel: Linda as an Educator

Panel Moderator: Colin Rhinesmith, Founder and Director, Digital Equity Research Center, Metropolitan New York Library Council.

4. Research Panel: Linda as a Scholar

Panel Moderator: Jian Qin, Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

5. Service Panel: Linda as a Leader

Panel Moderator: Bharat Mehra, Professor & EBSCO Endowed Chair in Social Justice, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama.

  • Reflections By Michèle Cloonan, Professor and Dean Emerita, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University.
  • LIS Accreditation:  Why and What Next? By Rachel Applegate, Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. [presentation]
  • Linda C. Smith: Fifty Years of Library and Information Science Education by Design By Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Dean Emerita, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada, and Eileen G. Abels, Former Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (now Simmons University), Boston.
  • Audience Q&A

6. Concluding Comments - Linda C. Smith, Professor Emerita, Interim Executive Associate Dean, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. [presentation]

7. Closing Remarks - The Renaissance Scholar of Library and Information Science: Professor Linda C. Smith, Martha Kyrillidou, Issue Co-Editor, Library Trends Linda C. Smith Festschrift special issue. [presentation]

Notes:

Library and Information Science, Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Linda C. Smith comprises Library Trends volume 71, issue 1, August 2022. Bios of the editors and authors, all of whom are Smith's former doctoral students and colleagues are at the end of each of their papers. Library Trends is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, founded in 1952, and published for the School of Information Sciences by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For more than 70 years, Library Trends has explored critical trends in professional librarianship through practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. Print copies are available from Johns Hopkins University Press. Older issues, except for the last two years, are archived and available open access in IDEALS. Issues for the most recent two years, including the Festschrift, are available online for subscription through Project Muse.