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27 August - Coffee with Professor Tom Wilson - free webinar

  • 1.  27 August - Coffee with Professor Tom Wilson - free webinar

    Posted 08-18-2021 09:06
    Edited by Sheila Webber 08-18-2021 09:41
    ASIS&T European Chapter Presents: Coffee with the Author!
    We invite you to enjoy your beverage of choice and a chat with author Professor Tom Wilson discussing his book Exploring information behaviour: an introduction

    Friday, August 27th, 2021, 1-2pm BST (UK time) (see here for times elsewhere in the world:
    Where: Zoom:  (Meeting ID: 627 8648 7622; Passcode: 710658)
    **Event free - access for ASIS&T members only**

    About the Book:
    The "preliminary" version of Exploring information behaviour: an introduction is available on the Information Research journal website, at, as a free EPUB or PDF file. Readers will gain an understanding of Information Behaviour (IB), including key models and theories, and methods adopted in IB research. In particular the book draws on the author's own influential research and theoretical frameworks

    About the session:
    Professor Wilson will briefly introduce the book's content and also talk about the process of publishing his book in this way: publishing open access, and developing the book through a process of open publication and commentary. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Please come along with questions about the book to create a lively discussion!

    About the Author:
    Professor Tom Wilson has made significant contributions to information research, particularly in the areas of information management and information behaviour.  In 2000 he was the recipient of the ASIS&T SIG USE Award for "outstanding contributions to information behavior", and he has received ASIS&T's Award of Merit (2017), recognising sustained contributions to the field of information science, and the Jason Farradane Award (2020) for services to Information Science. Professor Wilson is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Universities of Gothenburg and Murcia. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Sheffield Information School, UK, (where he was Head of Department from 1982 to 1997). Since retiring, Professor Wilson has been Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School (UK), Professor Catedratico Convidado at the University of Porto (Portugal) and Senior Professor at the University of Borås (Sweden).

    You can download a flyer for the event here.

    Sheila Webber
    Senior Lecturer. Information School, University of Sheffield, UK