CAIS Community (beta)

Welcome to the beta version of the community platform of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS). In line with CAIS’s mission to support and promote Canadian Library and Information Science research, the CAIS community platform aims to provide CAIS members with a space to host virtual events such as conferences, workshops and webinars, and to share their work with with the our community and beyond.

Events

UWO Workshop

FIMS Graduate Research Day is the spiritual successor to the venerable FIMULAW conference. This event is being hosted by CAIS and will use the Zoom platform. Friendly reminder, this event is free of charge and you are welcome to invite attendees to any or all portions of the event.

Information Without Borders Conference

Information Without Borders’ 2021 theme is Information as Power, focusing on how information can be used as a means to empower minority groups and advocate for change. Information Without Borders is an annual conference for both students and professionals working and interested in the field of Information Management. The conference is run by students in Dalhousie University’s Master of Library and Information Studies program.

EBSI-SIS 2021

The EBSI-SIS Symposium is an annual event organized by the student of the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (Université de Montréal) and the School of Information Studies (McGill University)

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Fun with Memes

Taking a memetic appraoch to Knowledge Organization (KO) may open interesting oppurtunities for exploration in library catalogues.

Debunking Assumptions about Language in Information-Seeking

Monolingualism is often considered the “default” status in North America, and so too in LIS information-seeking …

Big Data, Little Direction: Towards the Co-Production of Ethical Practice in Big Data Research with Minors

Much has been written about the ethics of conducting research with minors, due in part to the novelty of ethical issues that emerge …

Account Deletion Interference Dark Patterns in Social Networking Sites

This presentation will focus on ‘dark patterns’: user interface design techniques that manipulate users into making choices …

Bridging the Divide Between Disciplines: Creation of A Methodological Approach for Conducting a Systematic Literature Review Across Three Diverse Disciplines

Multidisciplinary research has the potential to unlock diverse perspectives in examination of complex questions. However, bridging the …

Contact

    Meet the Community

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    Alex Mayhew

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

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    Amber Matthews

    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

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    Arielle VanderSchans

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

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    Chantale Pard

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

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    Danica Facca

    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

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    Dominique Kelly

    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

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    Greg Nightingale

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

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    Martin Nord

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

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    Nicole Delellis

    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

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    Sarah E. Cornwell

    Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University