Agriculture and other renewable natural resources industries dominate the livelihoods in much of rural America. Challenges and social problems facing rural communities are many. Globalization of economic and marketing activities has also impacted the rural communities to a great extent. The Social Issues/Rural Information Interest Group aims to highlight these issues, identify and respond to the unique needs of rural communities, and discuss the role of information services.
Convener: Randa Lopez, Louisiana State University (2016-2018) and Nicole Juve, North Dakota State University (2017-2018)
Executive Council Liaison, 2017-2018: Megan Kocher, University of Minnesota