ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Filmmaker Showcase: Film as an Information Medium Connecting Cultures and Communities

Julia Hersberger1, Brian O'Connor2, Eric Meyers3, Bryce Newell4
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States of America; 2The University of North Texas; 3The University of British Columbia; 4The University of Washington

Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30pm


The panel will be structured as a modified film festival format, including the presentation of four short films produced by presenting scholars. Each panelist will be given a total of 15 minutes to showcase a film (or portion of a film) designed or produced in collaboration with relevant communities and stakeholder groups. These films and panelists were selected to represent diverse approaches to both filmmaking as an information medium and to the conference theme of community and culture.

Following the screening of each of the films, the rest of the session will be devoted to an interactive discussion with the audience on: a) film as an information medium, b) the role of visual research methods in LIS, and c) how film fits in with professional and academic outcomes.