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Panel: Something Old, Something New? –

Date: February 20, 2002
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Speakers:

Mary Devlin, Mary Devlin Associates
Eva Miller, Multnomah County Library
Allyson Carlyle, The Information School, University of Washington

Librarians have been organizing information and making it accessible for a very long time. What have librarians learned about the structure of information and user interfaces that would benefit information architecture? Is there a philosophical underpinning that applies beyond librarianship? Join us to explore what history can teach those in information architecture today.

The panel includes librarians with a variety of perspectives. speakers who explore the craft, scope, and professionalism of Information Architecture.

Mary Devlin (MLS, University of Oregon, 1976), has held a variety of positions in libraries and related organizations. Currently, she is a Library Fellow studying medical informatics at OHSU. Mary also has a training and consulting business in the area of communications.
Eva Miller has over ten years of experience in information technology environments, including software companies, graphic design firms, and Web publishers. She holds a Master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Michigan School of Information. For the past three years, Eva has worked in the areas of reference, training, and special projects at Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon.
Allyson Carlyle’s primary research areas are design and use of online catalogs and conceptual foundations of descriptive cataloging. She teaches in all areas of cataloging and information organization. Assistant Professor Carlyle has an MLS. (1986) and a PhD (1994) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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