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Dr Paul Reilly to Present at the IAMRC Conference

Dr Paul Reilly from the Information School will be presenting two papers at the IAMRC conference, Leicester, 27-31 July 2016.

On 30 July 2016 Paul will present Participatory Media and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: Lessons from the 2014 Ardoyne parade dispute in Belfast Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward, International Association of Media and Communication Research, Leicester, UK, 27-31 July. 

On 31 July 2016 he will present Affective publics and the 2015 Channel Tunnel Fire.
Atanasova, D and Reilly, P. (2016). Affective publics and the 2015 Channel Tunnel Fire, Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward. International Association of Media and Communication Research, Leicester, UK, 27-31 July.

Free webinar on 26 June features 3 Sheffield staff and an iSchool alumna

Free IFLA/NPSIG/CPDWL Webinar, July 26 2016 (at 4pm UK time): Information Literacy in My Career (in Adobe Connect, link at the end of this message)

Speakers: Emily Wheeler, Sheila Webber, Pam McKinney, Liam Bullingham

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and IFLA New Professionals SIG have partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar Information Literacy in my career. Professionals at different stages of their career will talk about what information literacy means to them, how they engage with it in their job, and how they see information literacy featuring in their future.

Keynote and moderator: Sheila Webber (@sheilayoshikawa)
Sheila is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research in the Information School, University of Sheffield. She is a committee member of IFLA Information Literacy Section ( and interim co-chair of UNESCO’s GAPMIL (Global All…

Wasim Ahmed attends the CIFI Security Summit, London 2016

Earlier this month PhD student Wasim Ahmed attended the CIFI security summit endorsed by the Metropolitan Police and with speakers from the National Crime Agency (NCA), and participants including Barclays, HM Revenue and Customs, Royal Bank of Scotland, Counter Terrorism Command, US Air Force, and Unilever.

Wasim pictured here with the Echosec stand was able to provide an insight to delegates across security teams on the potential of location based social media, and of the potential of social media for security purposes more generally.

Information School hosts Seventh Joint Sheffield Conference on Chemoinformatics

In association with the Chemical Structure Association Trust and the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, the School hosted the Seventh Joint Sheffield Conference on Chemoinformatics from the 4 to the 6 July 2016.This triennial conference is now firmly established in the chemoinformatics calendar, and attracted 116 delegates from around the world.The ten sessions included 37 poster and 28 oral presentations, with the conference dinner being held in the splendid surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral.

Professor Paul Clough organises Supporting Discovery of Archival Collections: Challenges and Opportunities workshop

A workshop on Supporting Discovery of Archival Collections: Challenges and Opportunities has been organised by Professor Paul Clough  of the Information School, along with Chris Hilton (Wellcome Trust) and Sarah Higgins and Pauline Rafferty (Aberystwyth University).
This one-day meeting is being held 10am-4pm 8th July 2016, Wellcome Trust, London and includes attendees from BBC Archives, The British Library, Bletchley Park and Houses of Parliament.

The one day meeting isfor representatives from library and archives communities will discuss the issues surrounding the provision of effective access to digital archives and/or online archives catalogues. It will provide an opportunity to share and discuss discovery challenges and new ways of designing the archives search experience, such as: identifying user groups, their information needs and tasks; the provision of information access to digital collections beyond the search box; helping users make sense of results (especially hierarchical …

Information School PhD student present at CoLIS conference

Information School PhD student Syeda Hina Shahid attended the CoLIS 9 confererence, Uppsala, Sweden, 27-29 June 2016.

Syeda presented a paper: "Conceptions of school libraries and the role of school librarians: findings from case studies of primary schools in Lahore".

The Information School - Class of 2016 - Summer Social

Information School Students are cordially invited to The Information School Class of 2016 Summer Social. 

The Summer Social event will be held in the iSpace, 2nd Floor, Regents Court on Thursday 14 July from 12:30-3:00pm. There will be the chance to socialise with your classmates and sample some international food.

The event is free and you can book your place on eventbrite

Webber chairs and presents at UNESCO-sponsored European MIL Forum

Sheila Webber chaired the opening session of the 2nd European Media and Information Literacy Forum, sponsored by UNESCO in Riga last week, and she also presented at the first plenary session. The opening session included a welcome from the Speaker of the Latvian Parliament, Ināra Mūrniece. A key message of Sheila's own presentation (embedded below) was picked up in the title of a news report: Media and Information Literacy is a tool that enables life. Sheila, who is interim co-chair of the European Chapter of the Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and information Literacy, was also part of the drafting committee for the Riga Recommendations on Media and Information Literacy in a Shifting Media and Information Landscape, which were published at the end of the conference.