iSchool Student Showcase 2022

The iSchool Student Showcase will be held online on Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30–5pm CT and in person on Thursday, April 14 from 11am–1pm CT. These events are free and open to all.

For the online event this year, presenters will pre-record their 3–5 minute lightning talks before they are shown to a live audience. An online discussion forum will allow participants to engage with presenters, submit questions, and share feedback. Register here for the event on Zoom.

For the in-person event, students will feature their poster presentations from 11am to 1pm CT. Posters will be on display all day in the multipurpose room on the 4th floor of 614 E. Daniel St.

Both formats will allow opportunities for robust discussion and enhanced networking during the events.


Online Presentations 
Wednesday, April 13
Theme: Bias, Misinformation, & Disinformation
Wanpeng Liu, Detecting Potential Research Funding Bias Using a Graph Database
Rohan Salvi and Shambhavi Neha, Portrayal of COVID-19 by the American News Media
Will White, Developing a 300-Level Course on Disinformation

Theme: Data & Metadata
Will Gosner, Building a Catalog for the Chicago Tool Library
Anthony Martinez, Reverse Diversity Audits in the Academic Library: A Small-Scale Case Study of the SSHEL’s School Collection

Theme: User Experience & Privacy
Annika Deutsch and McKinzie Horoho, Scout Your Future Employer: Business Research Lightning Tutorials
David Ruvinskiy, Scaffolding Strategies in Session Notes
Lindsay Taylor, Assessing Chat Reference Using Emoji in Context
Marina Troxel, Privacy Policy and Texas Senate Bill 8


In-person Presentations 
Thursday, April 14
Theme: Bias, Misinformation, & Disinformation
Rebecca Kyser, Facts Creating Fiction: How Credible Sources Can Bolster Misinformation Narratives
Ben Ostermeier, Gendered Dialogue in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Rohan Salvi, TextProbe: A framework for bias detection and analysis in language models
Hannah Smith, Detecting Voice in News Headlines

Theme: Data & Metadata
Savannah Adams, Something Worth Keeping: Designing a Digital Preservation Plan for the Champaign County Historical Archives
Jamie Coen, Open Access Resources for Archival Studies Courses
Karina Cooper, Jamie Coen, and Mikael Fox, InterMusE: Human Linked Data for Archival Concert Programs
Leah DiCiesare, A Systematic Study of Rare Books in the Mathematics Library
Lan Li, Data Cleaning with Conditional Functional Dependencies: A comparison of Current Approaches

Theme: User Experience & Privacy
Tao Ke Chorng and Zi Cheng Li, Tracking Illinois Reboot
Shriya Srikanth, Title IX Privacy and Transparency
Katie Sze, Text Mining of Online Job Posts – Human-centered Data Science in Practice
Emily Zerrenner, A step toward menstrual justice: what is it and what can libraries do?

Direct questions to Rebecca Hodson, rhodson1@illinois.edu.