Dr. Mike Eisenberg: Keynote Speaker for the 2014 iYouth Conference

For the next few weeks, we’ll be running some posts about the exciting speakers that we will have for the iYouth Conference on Saturday, February 8th, 2014.  For more information, see our page “iYouth Conference 2014.

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Dr. Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, serving from 1998 to 2006. Known as an innovator and entrepreneur, Mike approached the iSchool as a startup—transforming the school into a broad-based information school with academic programs on all levels (bachelors through doctorate), increasing enrollment 400%, generating millions in funded research, and making a difference in industry, the public sector, and education on all levels.

Mike’s current work focuses on information & technology literacy, virtual worlds, and library information and technology programs, K-20. Mike is co-author of the “Big6 approach to information problem-solving” – the most widely used information literacy program in the world. Mike is a prolific author (9 books and dozens of articles and papers) and has worked with thousands of students—pre-K through higher education—as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve individual and organizational information and technology access and use. Mike particularly enjoys working with undergraduate students, introducing them to the opportunities and challenges of the information field.

Mike’s keynote will address the exciting opportunities that change within the field of youth librarianship bring about. He will stress the importance of embracing innovation and leadership within the field and excite us all about the future of our field!

iYouth Conference 2013 Keynote Speaker Marisa Duarte

As the fifth annual iYouth Conference approaches, we will highlighting some of the speakers and presenters who will be featured at the Conference.

We are thrilled to announce that Marisa Elena Duarte will be our keynote speaker this year.  Marisa is a doctoral student at the University of Washington Information School.  Her area of research is on the social and political impacts of information, knowledge, and technology in Indigenous and borderland communities. While her current research is on tribal broadband Internet deployment, her prior work has included serving as a children’s librarian and world languages collections development librarian at Fresno County Public Library, an instructional librarian for Millennial learners at Arizona State University, and a Peer Information Counselor at the University of Arizona. She is a strong advocate for diversity and social justice in libraries and youth services and we are very excited for her to share her insight and experiences.

If you would like to learn more about Marisa, you can visit her website here.

For more information and future updates, check out our webpage.  For tickets, you can visit our event page on Brown Paper Tickets.

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Fifth Annual iYouth Conference

Common Ground: Engaging Diversity and Building Community in Youth Services

University of Washington–Mary Gates Hall

February 9, 2013