Kevin S. Rioux


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)


Email | Updated 05 December 2006