Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A)
Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders
OverviewSOIS has received a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to educate six doctoral students with research interests with research interests that address barriers to information access as they relate to one of the three areas of specialization within the doctoral program:
- Information organization - e.g., cultural bias in knowledge organization systems
- Information policy - e.g., information poverty and accessibility, digital divide issues
- Information retrieval - e.g., human-computer interaction barriers, system design to accommodate different information seeking styl
B2A Fellow Activities
The SOIS B2A Fellows are active in their research and scholarship. Learn more about recent and upcoming conferences, lectures and events they are involved in.
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Renee Bennett-Kapusniak and Jennifer Thiele at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02/13
Jeannette Glover at the iConference in Fort Worth, TX 02/13
Adriana McCleer at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Santiago, Dominican Republic in February 2013.
B2A Fellows Jeannette Glover, Renee Kapusniak, Adriana McCleer, and Jennifer Thiele, and PI Dietmar Wolfram were presenters on a panel discussing "Overcoming Barriers to Information Access" at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color conference in Kansas City, MO on September 22nd (http://www.jclc-conference.
Spring 2013 Brown Bags
Librarians' Perceptions of Older Adult Services by Renee Kapusniak
Feb. 5, 2013 | 12:30 PM
Equity of Access in Rural Libraries by Jennifer Thiele
March 5, 2013 | 12:30 PM
Access Denied? by Jeannette Glover
April 2, 2013 | 12:30 PM
Fall 2012 Brown Bags
Censorship of Mexican American Studies by Adriana McCleer
Oct 03, 2012 | 12:30 PM
Queering Copyright by Liza Barry-Kessler
Nov 07, 2012 | 12:30 PM
For more information about the B2A program, please contact Dr. Dietmar Wolfram, B2A Program, Principal Investigator.