[Libs-Or] Colloquium on working with seniors
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Tue Oct 30 12:38:27 PDT 2007
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SLIM Fall Colloquium scheduled for November 16
The School of Library & Information Management (SLIM), Emporia State University, will host its annual Fall Colloquium on Friday,
November 16, at Noon (Pacific time). SLIM invites students, faculty, alumni, and members of the library professions to attend. A teleconference option is available for those persons at a distance.
Dr. Donald Wicks, Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), Kent State University, will be the guest speaker on the topic "Working With Seniors: Methodological Issues in Information Research".
Dr. Wicks has been a member of the SLIS faculty since 1999. Dr. Wicks is a co-investigator for an IMLS National Leadership Grant for: "Health Information Seeking Behaviors of Older Adults: Research to Guide Development of Health Literacy Skills, Library Programming, and Community Networks". Previous research projects which also received grant funding include "The Interdisciplinary Gerontology Research Base Available through the Kent State University Library System" and "Independent Older Adults and Their Information Seeking*.
Dr. Wicks earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and he holds Masters Degrees in
Biblical Studies and History. He received third place honors in the ALISE Doctoral Research Poster Session in 1997. His publications
* Wicks, Don A. [with Christen Cardina]. (2004). The changing roles of academic reference librarians over a ten-year period. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 44(2, Winter), 133-142.
* Wicks, Don A. [with Margaret Maurer]. (2004). Collaboration in collection management: A convergence of education & practice. Research Sharing & Information Networks, 17(1/2), 57-75. Co-published simultaneously in Libraries within their institutions: Creative
collaborations. (ed. William Miller and Rita M. Pellen). Binghampton, NY: The Haworth Information Press, 2004, pp. 57-75.
* Wicks, Don A. (2004). Older adults and their information seeking. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 22(2), 1-26.
* Wicks, Don A. [with Laura Bartolo and Valerie Ott]. (2002). Border crossing in a research university: An exploratory analysis of a library approval plan profile in Geography. Collection Management, 27(3/4), 29-44.
* Wicks, Don A. [with Laura Bartolo and David Swords]. (2001). Four birds with one stone: Collaboration in collection development. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 25(4), 473-483.
* Wicks, Don A. (1999). The information-seeking behavior of pastoral clergy: A study of their work worlds and work roles. Library &
Information Science Research, 21(1), 205-226.
* Wicks, Don A. (1996). A minister's information handling: protections and constraints on a pastor's caregiving. Journal of
Religious & Theological Information, 2(2), 29-48.
A complete listing of publications is available from his web site at
More information about the teleconference option, please contact the SLIM office at 1-800-552-4770 or by email to sliminfo at emporia.edu.
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