Human Information Behavior
Many of my current research activities focus on human information behaviors, particularly those associated with information acquiring-and-sharing in elecronic environments. This research stream is based on my dissertation entitled, "Information Acquiring-and-sharing in Internet-based Environments: An Exploratory Study of Individual User Behaviors". Click here for an abstract and a full .pdf version of this document.
Other Research Interests
In addition to information sharing behaviors, I am also interested general models of information behavior, library and information science education, research methods in library and information science, information services for under-served and non-traditional constituencies, distance-learning librarianship, and social activism in the information professions.
Current Research Projects
Recalling the information needs of others: An emerging conceptual framework of Internet users' perceived cognitive and affective states
Digitial library service to geographically-dispersed development personnel
Online information literacy curricula for development professionals
Online social networks of geographically-dispersed development personnel
Night owls: An examination of late hour library use patterns of undergraduate students (with Nancy Becker)