Call for participation at ASIST '04 Symposium

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Date: Wed Aug 25 2004 - 12:47:58 PDT

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 15:47:58 -0400
From: (Adrian Ho)
Subject: Call for participation at ASIST '04 Symposium 
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4th Annual Research Symposium of the
Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking and Use (SIG USE)
of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)

Saturday, November 13, 2004, 1-6 pm
The Westin Providence, Providence, RI
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of ASIST


Call for Participation

Researchers embarking on a research project in information behavior (IB)
are often not aware of the grants available to them, while funding
agencies may not know about the pertinent research in IB. The objective
of this symposium is to bring both sides together to discuss the nature
of IB research and relevant funding opportunities.

The symposium will begin with an introductory presentation about
research areas and funding trends in IB by Gary Marchionini, Professor,
School of Information and Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill.

Representatives from major funding agencies, such as IMLS, NIH, NSF,
OCLC, and DLG, will then present their programs and learn from the
participants about research conducted in IB. After introducing their
agencies, the funding representatives will engage in an open discussion
with the participants about the structure of funding institutions,
current grant policies, projected trends in funding, and will provide
other highly useful but not readily available information about the
funding process. Participants will also have a chance to discuss funding
ideas for IB research with successful research grant recipients, who
will participate in a panel.

Formal papers are not expected; the symposium will focus on professional
development in a seminar format designed for novice and experienced
researchers alike. Those who wish to participate in the symposium need
to submit a paragraph (100-150 words) to June Abbas
( no later than September 15, 2004, with description
of their IB research (topic, RQs, user population, theory, methodology)
and the names of funding agencies of interest. Important: Upon receiving
an email confirmation from the symposium organizers the participants
should register for the symposium via ASIST annual meeting registration
site (

Confirmed participants can register until the early-bird deadline of
October 1, 2004, at a reduced rate: $40 SIG-USE members; $50 ASIS&T
members; $65 non-members. Registration is limited to the first 40
participants. Space allowing, registration will continue until the final
deadline of October 15 at regular rates: $50 SIG-USE members; $60 ASIS&T
members; $75 non-members.

Symposium organizers: June Abbas, School of Informatics, SUNY at
Buffalo,; Rafael Kasprowski, University of Houston
Libraries,; and Ruth Palmquist, GSLIS, Dominican

Rafal Kasprowski
Assistant Librarian, Electronic Resources
University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library
114 University Libraries, Houston, TX 77204-2000
Voice: (713) 743-9346 Fax: (713) 743-9778

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