Service | Ajit Pyati, Ph.D

By: Ajit Pyati  09-12-2011
Keywords: Information Science, Media Studies,

Another main pillar of the academic workload is service, which is usually defined as work on university committees and professional organizations.  The following details some of my contributions to my university, professional, and wider communities.  Included also are some links to social, political, and community issues that interest me.  My teaching, research, and service activities are connected and are part of my larger effort to be a socially engaged public intellectual.

Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS)
Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
Canadian Library Association (CLA)

Convener, Information Policy Working Group, Canadian Library Association
Term: 2008-2011

I have master’s degree supervisory status in both the LIS and Media Studies programs at FIMS.  In addition, I have co-supervisory status for PhD theses in both programs.

Another main pillar of the academic workload is

service

, which is usually defined as work on university committees and professional organizations.  The following details some of my contributions to my university, professional, and wider communities.  Included also are some links to social, political, and community issues that interest me.  My teaching, research, and service activities are connected and are part of my larger effort to be a socially engaged public intellectual.

LIS Doctoral Program Committee
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Term: 2007-2009

Appointments Committee
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Term: 2008-2009

Memberships:
Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS)
Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
Canadian Library Association (CLA)

Leadership Roles and Responsibilities:
Co-convener, Information Policy Working Group, Canadian Library Association
Term: 2008-2011

Program Chair, International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III), American Society for Information Science and Technology

Member of Board of Directors, Librarians Without Borders – 2008-2009

Volunteer – Indiafest – London, Ontario

Volunteer – Cross Cultural Learner Centre – London, Ontario

I have master’s degree supervisory status in both the LIS and Media Studies programs at FIMS.  In addition, I have co-supervisory status for PhD theses in both programs.  The following lists my student supervisory and training activities over the last year.

Supervisor, Graduate Independent Study

  • Fall Semester 2008
  • Student: Dave Hudson

Supervisor, Graduate Independent Study

  • Fall Semester 2008
  • Student: Dennis Michailides

Supervisor, Student Graduate Research Assistant, University of Western Ontario, International Research Award
Project title: Libraries as Community Technology Centres in India: Towards a New Vision

  • August – October 2008
  • Student: Manda Plavsa, MLIS student, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
  • Student Roles:
  • Conducting literature reviews in preparation for field research
  • Helping to develop areas for research inquiry

External Examiner, PhD Thesis, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

  • June 2008
  • Student: Wilhelm Peekhaus, PhD Candidate in Library and Information Science
    • Thesis title: Canada’s Biotechnology Strategy: Struggles on the Knowledge Commons

Supervisor, Graduate Independent Study, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

    • May – August 2008
    • Student: Emily Gusba, MLIS candidate
    • Project title: Information Seeking Behaviour in Potential LIS Students: A Comparative Analysis of Information Sources

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Keywords: Information Science, Media Studies,

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