September Lunch & Learn: Topics and Time

Wed, Sep 04 2019, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
/ Location: Library, Room 1312

Join us for our ​​​​​September Lunch & Learn featuring talks by graduate students in Geography and Communication! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library. ​Feed your mind and your stomach while socializing with grad students from across the campus!

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Topics and Time

Wednesday, ​September 4
Noon-1 p.m.
Library, Room 1312 (map)
Lunch will be provided
*To help us estimate food, please RSVP*

Creating and Exploring Neighborhoods of Research

Sara Lafia

Graduate Student in ​Geography

The experience of seeking and discovering scholarly information is changing as researchers transition from using physical search spaces to digital ones. While library bookshelves spatially organize books into subject neighborhoods that enable their serendipitous discovery, today’s digital research data repositories have largely failed to support such browsing. My research re-creates thematic neighborhoods by organizing research data into topic maps and networks based on their descriptions. This approach spatially supports data discovery for researchers and increases their awareness of related research across disciplines by showing them where their work is situated within a research neighborhood and over a broader research landscape.

Wasting Time at Work

Camille Endacott
​Graduate Student in Communication

Time is a scarce and valuable resource. In organizations, how time is invested affects performance, collaboration, and innovation. The problem is that many of us find ourselves in what researchers have called a “time famine” -- having too much to do and not enough time to do it.  As I’ve researched different occupations and organizations, I’ve noticed the tensions that arise around time and how our understanding of wasted time shapes our own work identities. Drawing on my previous research on independent contracting occupations and my dissertation work on artificially intelligent scheduling, I will discuss how the meanings we give our time shape and are shaped by the work we do.

This event will be moderated by​ Rebecca Metzger, the Associate University Librarian for Research, Learning & Engagement at UCSB.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Daina Tagavi.

Event Contact : Daina Tagavi