Organizing a student workshop: my experience with SWiF 2014

In Germany, we have quite a few universities as well as universities of applied science were you can study information science. Generally, these institutions have their own curricula and the students do not necessarily know other institutions. Even if researchers and lecturers from different institutions may have met at conferences, workshops or on other occasions, the students usually have not. This changed when Katrin Weller, Isabella Peters and Dirk Lewandowski had the idea of organizing a student workshop for research in information science called SWiF. The first SWiF took place in 2010 in Düsseldorf. Since then, the workshop was repeated every year at different locations in Germany, giving students from different institutions in the German-speaking region the opportunity to meet fellow students and to present their own research results.

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Announcement: Movie meets Science Vol. II

Greetings from the new board!

Hi all,

since October 15, we have a new ESC board – and it is larger than ever! Some of the members may be familiar to you while others are not. Time for a presentation of the new board members!

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New ESC board for 2014-2015

Dear members and peers,

the European Student Chapter has a new board. And it’s larger than ever!

For the term 2014-2015 eight ASIS&T members will represent the LIS students in Europe. We have four new engaged officers from Germany, Croatia and England.

Upcoming events will be webinars, the newsletter and local meetings. Annoucements will be made here at our webpage and in our Facebook group.

If you have any suggestions concerning the ESC work please contact us.

SEE THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS HERE.

WATCH – The ESC Webinar is now online

If you wasn´t able to join our webinar, no worries, you can watch the full webinar here.

Webinar Part 1

The main topic of this part of the webinar is the movie meets science contest 2014. It includes a talk with the winners of this contest

Webinar Part 2

In this part of the webinar the Humboldt University zu Berlin will be introduced by Evelyn

If you like the vidoes you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel: Asist European Student Chapter

ESC board elections

The next elections (for the term Oct14-Sep15) will take place from September 22th–28th 2014.

Nominations for one of the board positions can be made until September 15th.

Self-nominations are possible. The main positions are: ESC chair, vice chair, secretary, newsletter editor. Additionally we are happy for any other suggested position and the person, who wants to engage. We are also searching for
country representatives.

The ESC works closely together with the European Chapter and tries to represent the students’ interests in ASIS&T. Additionally the aim is to bring
together the library and information science students in Europe, exchange research interests and foster collaboration.
If you want to have further information about the elections or nominate yourself or a colleague for one position please contact one of the ESC board members.

New ASIS&T Blog is online!

Our ASIS&T community has launched a new blog:

http://www.asis.org/SocialMedia/

It’s all about our subject: information science.

Have a look and make some exciting contributions!

And for all, who don’t know about the other channels: ASIS&T and the members of our chapter can be found on Facebook (FB-ESC, FB-EC, FB-EC-Page), Twitter and LinkedIn.

So, it’s time to join the social summer networks.

 

Join the ESC Webinar

SAVE THE DATE
17th July, 2014 at 6pm UTC+2

Topics:

  1. Movie meets Science: Look back, video presentation and discussion with the winners: Stefanie Vieten, Duwaraka Murugadas, and Janina Nikolic.
  1. Presentation of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University Berlin for prospective students – By Evelyn Dröge
  1. Conclusion and announcement of the new webinar series: “Place in Europe to write my PhD in Information Science” – By Agnes Mainka

Why should I don‘t miss this webinar?
You as LIS student will engage in a webinar with students and researchers around europe. In this webinar we will discuss research topics from students from Düsseldorf and get a presentation about the Humboldt University Berlin which may be a good place for you to study, too. Country representatives from Croatia, Italy and others will attend the webinar. Additionally, we will have time at the end of this webinar to discuss other topics and ideas with the audience.

How to join?
Please go to https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r15tt4cgzdn/ and enter the room as guest (just type in your name, you don’t need a password)

Which technology do I need?
You just need an internet connection and speakers. To discuss with the audience a headset would be beneficial, but you also may join discussions or our conversation via the chat function.

Previous webinar presentations are available at YouTube

Hit the road books!

The winners of the ESC Video Contest were announced few weeks ago…now the prizes will hit the road and be send to their new owners.

We have three great books which are sponsored by our colleagues and partners. Thank you again for supporting the ESC and provide such great prizes to our contest participants:

  • Wolfgang G. Stock sponsored Stock, W. G. & Stock, M. (2013). Handbook of Information Science, Berlin, Boston, MA: De Gruyter Saur. 901 pp.
  • Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw sponsored Davis, C. D. & Shaw, D. (eds.). (2011). Introduction to Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. 272 pp.
  • Emerald, UK sponsored Gunilla Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (eds.) (2012). Library and Information Science Volume 5: Social Information Research, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Pub Lim.. 282 pp.

The books will now be leaving Düsseldorf and be send to Düsseldorf (via private express from one door to the next ;-) ), Sheffield and Copenhagen. We hope the contest participants can make use of the books (we proved the books’ content and assure they can!) and have fun with their new prizes.

The ESC will try to repeat the video contest next term and would be happy if more LIS students would participate. If you have any questions concerning the contest or if you have any suggestion for improvement please contact the ESC board.

So, bye bye, hit the road books, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more…(as it almost happened on their looong way to Düsseldorf ;-) ).