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Virtual symposium planned in celebration of Linda C. Smith


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Former students, colleagues, and friends will gather to celebrate Professor Emerita Linda C. Smith’s contributions to the field of LIS at a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 28, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. The event will feature a discussion with the authors of “Library and Information Science, Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Festschrift in Honor of Linda C. Smith,” which comprises Volume 71, Issue 1, of Library Trends.


“Linda Smith modeled and trained her students in interdisciplinary scholarship, blending computer and library sciences among other disciplines, to do good. Using the tricolon of research, teaching, and service, the webinar brings together different generations of Linda’s former doctoral students and colleagues from her four decades as a professor. It is a rare chance to listen, learn, and celebrate lovely stories of success,” said Anita S. Coleman (PhD ’96), who coedited the Festschrift and organized the symposium with Martha Kyrillidou (PhD ’09).


The symposium will highlight Smith’s teaching, research, and service. Panel moderators (and topics) include Colin Rhinesmith (PhD '14), founder and director of the Digital Equity Research Center (teaching); Jian Qin (PhD ’96), professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (research); and Bharat Mehra (PhD ’04), professor and EBSCO Endowed Chair in Social Justice in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama (service).


All are cordially invited. More details and registration information are available on the Library Trends Linda C. Smith Festschrift website and symposium webpage.

Library Trends is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published for the School of Information Sciences by The Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal explores critical trends in professional librarianship through practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews.


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