2015 DLF Forum keynoters announced!
We are very pleased to announce our plenary speakers for the 2015 DLF Forum in Vancouver! Titles and abstracts will be available soon, but meantime, be sure to submit your own proposals and register for the Forum and Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference in order to hear exciting talks by Safiya Noble, Cecily Walker, and Chris Bourg.
CFP deadline for both the Forum and LAC Preconference is June 22nd.
DLF Forum Keynote Speaker
Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D. will open the 2015 DLF Forum with a keynote talk drawing on her work in critical race and information studies and socio-cultural informatics, “including feminist, historical and political-economic perspectives on computing platforms and software in the public interest.” Dr. Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she conducts research “at the intersection of culture and technology in the design and use of applications on the Internet.” She is the author or co-author of articles such as “Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible,” “Race and Social Media,” and “Geographic Information Systems: a Critical Look at the Commercialization of Public Information,” as well as the forthcoming, “Social Justice as Topic and Tool: An Attempt to Transform a LIS Curriculum and Culture” in Library Quarterly. Among Noble’s recent talks is a TEDx presentation at UIUC, “In Pursuit of an Ethics of Information.”