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ABCC. The papers also offer glimmers
of understanding into the emotional and
intellectual lives of the staff that cannot be
found in official papers.
Speaking through a translator, I addressed
a packed room of people representing a variety
of interests. Before me were students and
faculty from Tokyo-area universities, officials
from government ministries, members of
grassroots organizations displaced by the
radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plants,
representatives from TEPCO who operate
the Fukushima plants, physicists, engineers
and concerned citizens.
I also served on a panel that responded
to heated and emotional questions from
the audience concerned about the lack
of information regarding the effects of
radiation leaking from the tsunami-damaged
Fukushima facility.
Following the symposium, I traveled on
a Shinkansen (bullet train) to Hiroshima
with two Japanese historians from Sophia
University in Tokyo and Hiroshima City
University. There I visited the Hiroshima
Peace Memorial Museum and talked with
museum administrators about collaborative
projects between the museum and the Texas
Medical Center Library. I also visited the
closed archives of the Radiation Effects
Research Foundation and the grounds of
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
The trip made clear to me the importance
of the ABCC papers to the people of Japan
and the world and taught me that I can make
a difference as an archivist and librarian.
Philip Montgomery (LIS M.S.'05)
John P. McGovern Historical
Collections and Research Center
Texas Medical Center Library
Houston, TX
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It was reported at the 2012 iSchools Conference in February 2012, that contrary
to gloomy tales that dominate headlines, a recent informal survey of deans in
the iSchools organization revealed a sudden surge in the hiring of teaching
and research faculty. The iSchools online jobs directory listed more than 36
openings at 15 member institutions, with several schools saying they expect
to add more in coming weeks. These openings range from non-tenured
researcher and instructor positions to tenure-track professorships.

It was also noted that Ph.D. graduates
from iSchools take faculty positions in
diverse fields including Archives and Records
Management, Business, Communications,
Computer Science, Education, Health
Management and Informatics, Information
Studies, Law, Library and Information
Science, Management Information Systems,
and Public Affairs. Graduates also work in
corporations and non-profits.
iConference 2012
Faculty attending iConference '12, held
in Toronto, Ontario, February 7-10, 2012,
included Drs. Herman Totten, Linda
Schamber, Suliman Hawamdeh, Martin
Halbert, William Moen andJeonghyn Kim, as
well as Shannon Stark (LIS M.S.'10), UNT
Strategic Projects Librarian, Edward Warga,
iCamp Research Assistant and Elvira Aguilar,
COI Marketing Specialist. More than 480
information scholars and professionals were
in attendance at the conference hosted by the
University of Toronto.
Several UNT attendees presented posters:
Dr. Jeonghyn Kim, with student Jisu Lee,
presented "Graduate Students' Information

Seeking in a Collaborative Learning Setting"
Dr. Halbert and Katherine Skinner of Educopi
Institute presented "Chronicles in Preservation
Project":' Drs. Moen and Kim presented
"iCAMP: Building Digital Information
Curation Curriculum:" Drs. Martin and
Moen and Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Spencer Keralis presented"The DataRes
Research Project on Data Management,' which
was designated a Best Posters Runners-up. The
conference concluded with the annual doctoral
colloquium, which was sponsored by the
National Science Foundation.
Two new members of the iSchools
organization are Nanjing University's School
of Information Management in China and the
University of Tampere's School of Information
Science in Finland. With these additions, the
iSchools organization ( now
includes 33 member-institutions in nine nations
worldwide. All are dedicated to advancing the
information field in the 21st century.
iConference'13, under the sponsorship of
the UNT College of Information, will be held
in Fort Worth, TX next year. (See ad on back
cover for more information) There is a call for
volunteers to help with various functions.


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