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The Catholic University School of Library and Information Science Colloquium Series

  • 21 Sep 2010
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 132 Marist Hall (Information Commons), Catholic University of America
Information Professionals as Intelligence Analysts: Making the Transition

A Colloquium with Dr. Edna Reid
Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation

About the Speaker: Dr. Edna Reid’s distinguished career uniquely qualifies her to span the disciplines of Library Science and Intelligence Analysis. Currently an
intelligence analyst at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, she was formerly Associate Professor of Library Science at Clarion University, PA. She has also served as research scientist and project manager in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and as Associate Professor with Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore. Prior to coming to Asia, Dr. Reid was at the SCLIS, Rutgers University, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Berkeley, she conducted research in terrorism information services.

Her areas of specialization are competitive intelligence, web mining, and terrorism informatics. Her research focuses on web mining of extremist groups' digital artifacts (e.g., web sites, forums, multimedia). She was a founding member and served as President of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. She has published in a number of journals, conference proceedings, and edited collections. One of her articles is entitled Information Professionals as Intelligence Analysts: Making the Transition. (See

She holds a Doctorate in Library Science from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s in elementary education from the D.C.Teachers College (now incorporated into the University of the District of Columbia).

For further information contact David Shumaker, Clinical Assoc. Professor,

Note regarding accommodations: Please contact David Shumaker by September 14 to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This includes the need for materials in an alternative format (i.e. large print or Braille), Sign Language Interpreters, accessible seating, and parking information.

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