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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012
Ten Years Later: Information and Policy in the Aftermath of 9/11
John Carlo Bertot, Nadia Caidi, Ursula Gorham, Paul Jaeger and Katie Shilton
The theme of this year's ASIS&T conference inspires us to examine our past, present, and future as a discipline. This panel adopts a similar lens but focuses specifically on the decade that has passed since the events of 9/11 and the subsequent legislative and policy impacts on information. The aim is to provide information professionals and scholars with an open forum to critically reflect on post-9/11 legislation, policies, and practices and how they impact access to information and informational activities more generally, including the production, management, and diffusion of public information. With an eye toward the future, we examine the extent to which the discourses and practices of the past decade have contributed to shaping and reshaping our information environment, how the information field has responded in the ten years since this defining event, and why and how information professionals ought to remain engaged in these matters in the future.