***Due to concerns about the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the public talk on “Roles for information professional in the fake new era” on March 6, 2020 by Dr.Heidi Julien has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your interest.***
The Department of Library Science, Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Information Landscape Research Unit will host a public talk by Dr.Heidi Julien, Professor of Information Science at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. As a renown expert on digital literacy and information behavior, Dr.Julien is giving a talk on “Roles for information professionals in the fake news era” on Friday March 6, 2020 at Boromrajakumari Building Room 501. For reservation, please visit http://www.arts.chula.ac.th/libsci/events/fakenewstalk2020/.
The time is now, the urgency is severe. We must take a stand in the face of fake news and the denigration of truth and expertise by those with power and influence. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to contribute our expertise to addressing one of the most profoundly damaging issues of our time: disregard for expertise and for credible, fact-based information. We have the intellectual and practical tools to address these issues and we have a professional responsibility to employ them. This talk will address the ways in which we can exercise these responsibilities.
About a speaker
Dr. Heidi Julien is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY). She is a former department chair and has taught at the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University in Canada, and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, with a focus on digital literacy and information behavior. She has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.), among other agencies. Dr. Julien is widely published in the field’s top journals, and she presents her work at highly competitive conferences. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria, Charles Sturt University, and Beijing Normal University, and she has been invited to give plenary talks around the world. She has served as editor and on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and on the editorial boards of Library & Information Science Research, and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of Information and Learning Sciences, Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, and Open Information Science. Dr. Julien is the immediate past-president of the Association for Library & Information Science Education, and a past-president of the Canadian Association of Information Science. She is also active in the Association for Information Science & Technology, where she served as chair of SIG USE.