From February 12th through the 15th, faculty and students from the iSchool@UBC gathered with over 500 peers in Fort Worth, Texas for iConference 2013, an annual gathering of information scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas, this year’s conference theme was “Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom”.
The School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, the iSchool@UBC was well-represented at iConference 2013, and many of the School’s participants earned special recognition. Assistant Professor Dr. Eric Meyers, Lindsey Krabbenhoft, and Julia McKnight won the “Best of Conference” award for their poster, “Remediating Tinkerbell: Childhood Commodification and the Transmedia Narrative,” and the team consisting of Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Nathan, Kathleen Gollner, and Tenny Webster won an Honourable Mention in the same category for “The Neighborhood Book Exchange: Community Catalyst or Media Hype?”. Meanwhile, Nick Josten, Jonathan Kift, Allison Trumble, and Brigid Winter were selected to present their work, “The Need for Information Gurus in Online Learning Communities” in the first iConference Social Media Expo (http://iconference.ischools.
For a full list of awards granted at iConference 2013, please see http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference13/awards/.