Friday, November 6 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Hyde Park Debate. Resolved: Altmetrics are Overrated.

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In Favor: Jason Priem, CEO, Impactstory (Invited - not yet confirmed) 
Opposed: Maria Bonn, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois

The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then we'll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion, and come ready to share your opinions!

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

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Maria Bonn

Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Maria Bonn is an Associate Professor and Director of the MS in Library and Information Science program in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her research and teaching focuses on academic librarianship and the role of libraries in scholarly... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center