This Short Paper Sessions consists of three papers:
- Berlin Loa: Knowledge River: Next-Gen Scholars
- Ruth Abankwah and Christine-Rita Namusobya Afuaa Serwaa Abankwah: Dissertation mentoring
- Vlatka Lemić: Archival perspective in the research of socio-cultural dynamics: example of GLOB_Exchange project
Knowledge River: Next-Gen Scholars
The Knowledge River program (KR) at the University of Arizona School of Information supports the recruitment and retention of information professionals from BIPOC communities. Initially founded as an initiative for Latino and Native librarianship in 2001, the program has since grown and is celebrating 20 successful years. In 2019, KR broadened the program curriculum and recruitment to scholars that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latino/Chicano and other People of Color) in recognition of the multi-ethnic and intersectional identities of future archivists and librarians. Recognizing the challenges of using the term BIPOC, this acronym was chosen to counter historically imposed racial labels that can often exclude those who don’t identify with a single categorical box. KR continues to expand the conversation on ethnic identity, ways of knowledge, ways of organizing and preserving information, and ways to work with and support marginalized people through a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners.
This dashboard report will illustrate the successes, challenges, and outcomes of KR as well as offering insight into its goals and projects in partnership with cultural heritage organizations such as libraries, archives, and museums. Now in its 20th year of advancing DEI in LIS, KR asks: How can KR ensure that the focus remains relevant to the needs, practices, and expectations of people in information and knowledge management for the next 20 years? Attendees will learn about the program model, current research, and will also be invited to be part of a conversation about how to improve access and work with BIPOC scholars through sharing input, questions, and feedback during the Q & A.
Berlin Loa, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, School of Information
The aim of the presentation is to demystify PhD writing by pointing out Dos and Dont’s of thesis writing. The presenter will share her experience of the lonely road to acquiring a PhD. These are tips you may not get from supervisors or textbooks. We shall address 3 major questions:
- WHY – are you pursuing a PhD?
- WHO – who is in your network? – Sponsors, family, workmates, peers, etc.
- HOW – how do you plan to pursue the PhD (Timeframe) · Time set by your university · Mode- full time, part-time, face to face or online.
The archival theoretical framework will be highlighted and the importance of choosing the correct framework will be pointed out. The session will end with pitfalls to guard against when writing a proposal/dissertation.
Dr Ruth Abankwah, Affiliated to Makerere University, East African School of Library and Information Science
Christine-Rita Namusobya Afuaa Serwaa Abankwah, Affiliated to Nabirye Legacy, Upskill Institute, Uganda – Professional Editors.
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Archival perspective in the research of socio-cultural dynamics: example of GLOB_Echange project
GLOB_Exchange (Models and Practices of Global Cultural Exchange and Non-aligned Movement (NAM) Research in the Spatio-Temporal Cultural Dynamics) is a collaborative research project lead by Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Slovenia) and Institute of Art History (Croatia). Project is focused on a various global and internal social dynamic of NAM in 1960s-1980s period and gathers interdisciplinary team of researchers from art history, cultural studies, sociology, human geography, political science, economics, and history.
Concerning the complexity exchange in four continents, the research is based on the available archival sources scattered in various public and private archives. In order to gain an accurate insight into the models and mechanisms in its background, the scope of the research has been narrowed down to exchange programs in visual arts, design, architecture and urban planning, where the latter assumes projects integral to UN (UNESCO) programs of technical aid to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, led by networks of UN experts.
For this purpose, research team is prepared archival guidelines and data set model for describing archival material that researchers explored and gathered in the framework of project activities, as well as archival module enabling developing of digital interfaces for dynamic representations of spatio-temporal data correlations, and multidimensional network visualizations.
Author, who participate in the project as archival advisor, will present archival perspective of this research – from introducing researchers with access to archival material and descriptive standards to researcher’s expectations from archives. Among others, use of digital tools in data representation also raised question about their connectivity with operational archival information systems.
Vlatka Lemić, University of Zagreb, Head of University Archives and Professor at Archival Department
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