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Karen Fisher

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Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330Q
Phone: 206.543.6238
Fax: 206.616.3152

Specialization

  • Digital Youth
  • Information in Everyday Life
  • Mixed Methods

Current Quarter Teaching

  • INSC 557 - Cultural and ethnic dimensions in information science

Biography

Dr. Karen E. Fisher is a Professor in the University of Washington Information School and Adjunct Professor of Communication, and Visiting Professor at the Dipartimento Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Parma, Italy. Her focus is how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects, the role of informal social settings or “information grounds,” as well as the broad impacts of information and communication technologies. Her current work supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Microsoft asks how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of others, especially older family members, and how this phenomenon can be supported through information technology, services and policy. A second area involves algorithmic human relationships or online dating as an information problem, the development of instrumental ties, and relevance to other dyadic relationships—business, creative—especially long-term. Dr. Fisher’s 2009-2011 work addressed the multiplex value of public libraries across the United States. This mixed methods study (with Crandall, Becker, et al.,) for the IMLS and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of 50,000 people showed 63% of people use library technology on behalf of another person, which has strong implications for how we design information systems, support information literacy, and determine impact. Co-author of Theory in Motion: Using theories of information behavior to design applications, policy and services (in progress, with S. Erdelez), Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology (2009, with M. Crandall), Theories of Information Behavior (2005, with S. Erdelez & L. McKechnie), and monographs about community and public libraries, her supporters include the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, the United Way of America, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The only Newfoundlander in Seattle, Karen lives in Seattle’s Fremont houseboat community with her kids, and can be found running the Burke-Gilman Trail with her Golden Retriever when she’s not at barre class, belly dancing at the Visionary Dance Studio or contemplating moving to Tuscany. Websites: infome.uw.edu and tascha.uw.edu/usimpact

Education

  • Ph D, Library & Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 1997
  • MLIS, University of Western Ontario, 1991
  • BA, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1989

Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • Public Library Association

Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Poster Digital youth as global wayfarers (2015)
    ACM Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) 2015 Authors: Karen Fisher, Ann P Bishop, Ban Al-Ani
  • Conference Workshop Paper Digital youth research network: Defining the field, building connections, and exploring collaborations (2015)
    iConference 2015 Authors: Beth Juncker, Eric Meyers, Marianne Martens, Gitte Balling, Karen Fisher, Ross Todd
  • Conference Paper Using ICT design to learn about immigrant teens from Myanmar (2015)
    ACM Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) 2015 Authors: A P Bishop, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Short Paper Action! Co-designing interactive technology with immigrant teens (2014)
    ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2014 Authors: Karen Fisher, A P Bishop, Lassana Magassa, Philip Fawcett
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New InfoMe: A Field-design methodology for research on ethnic minority youth as information mediaries (2014)
    New directions in children’s and adolescents’ information behavior research page 135-156 Authors: Karen Fisher, Ann Bishop, Philip Fawcett, Lassana Magassa
  • Conference Workshop Paper Teaching teen co-design: What belongs in a curriculum? (2014)
    Workshop on Curriculum or Not – Show Us How You Teach Interaction Design and Children! ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2014 Authors: Karen Fisher, A P Bishop, Lassana Magassa, Philip Fawcett
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A social diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation for understanding human information behavior (2013)
    Information Research Authors: N Karlova, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper Displaced persons during times of disaster and crisis: InfoMe and Information Grounds (2013)
    NSF DPEW Author: Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper InfoMe @ teen design days: A multi-variable, design thinking approach to community development (2013)
    ICTD 2013: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Development Authors: Karen Fisher, A Bishop, Lassana Magassa, Philip Fawcett
  • Book, Scholarly-New InfoMe: A field-design methodology for research on ethnic minority youth as information mediaries (2013)
    New Directions in Children and Adolescents’ Information Behavior Research Authors: Karen Fisher, A Bishop, Lassana Magassa, Philip Fawcett
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Teaching human information behavior: Report from the first ISIC international workshop with pedagogical examples for engaging students via Information Grounds and Lay Information Mediary fieldwork (2013)
    Information Research Authors: Karen Fisher, S Erdelez
  • Conference Paper Teen Design Days: Engaging Youth in Information Literacy through Design Thinking (2013)
    European Council on Information Literacy 2013 Authors: Karen Fisher, A Bishop, Lassana Magassa, Philip Fawcett
  • Conference Paper #misdis: A social network diffusion model of misinformation and disinformation (2012)
    Sunbelt XXXII: The Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis Authors: N Karlova, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper Designing for youth across the gulf: Fishbowl on how today's methods, theory and findings can support tomorrow's designs (2011)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 74th Annual Meeting Authors: Karen Fisher, Eliza Dresang
  • Research Report Opportunity for All: How Library Policies and Practices Impact Public Internet Access (2011)
    Authors: Samantha Becker, Michael Crandall, Karen Fisher, R Blakewood, B Kinney, C Russell-Sauve
  • Conference Poster Health information seeking and lay health information mediaries "at" the public library: Preliminary results from a nationwide, mixed method study on U.S. public library public computing (PAC) access and its impact on individuals, families, and communities (2010)
    Authors: Karen Fisher, J. A. Abrahamson, Michael Crandall, Samantha Becker
  • Conference Paper Measuring indirect access: Indicators of the impacts of lay information mediary behavior (2010)
    2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress Authors: Christopher Coward, Karen Fisher
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Mobile Social Networking as Information Ground: A Case Study (2010)
    Library & Information Science Research Volume 32 Issue 2 page 98-115 Authors: Karen Fisher, S. Counts
  • Research Report Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries (2010)
    Authors: Samantha Becker, Michael Crandall, Karen Fisher, Bo Kinney, Carol Landry, Anita Rocha,
  • Research Report Opportunity for All: How the American public benefits from Internet access at the public library. (2010)
    page 103 Authors: S Becker, Michael Crandall, Karen Fisher, B Kinney, Carol Landry, A. Rocha
  • Conference Paper South-North: Fishbowl on transferability of ICTs in income-poor to income-rich countries (2010)
    ICTD 2010: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Authors: Christopher Coward, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper eGovernment services use and impact through public libraries: Preliminary findings from a national study of public access computing in public libraries (2010)
    Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences ISBN/ISSN: 978-0769538693 Authors: Karen Fisher, S Becker, Michael Crandall
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Celebrating 10 years of SIG USE: Information Behavior Research, SIG USE 1990-2009 (2009)
    Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Authors: Karen Fisher, H. Julien
  • Conference Poster Communities Connect Network: Advancing e-Inclusion in Washington State through Community Technology (2009)
    Authors: Michael Crandall, Karen Fisher, Carol Landry
  • Book Editor, Scholarly Digital Inclusion: Communicating Impact through Practice and Research (2009)
    Authors: Michael Crandall, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper Free access to computers and the Internet at public libraries: International reflections on outcomes and methods (2009)
    Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Authors: Karen Fisher, Christopher Coward, Philip Fawcett, Michael Crandall, Ricardo Gomez
  • Conference Paper ICTD evaluation 20/20: Voices from around the world (2009)
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Authors: Karen Fisher, Ricardo Gomez, Christopher Coward
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Information behavior (2009)
    Annual Review of Information Science & Technology Volume 43 page 317-358 ISBN/ISSN: 978-1573873406 Authors: Karen Fisher, H. Julien
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia Information needs: Conceptual and empirical developments (2009)
    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Issue 3 page 5742 ISBN/ISSN: 978-0849397127 Authors: Karen Fisher, C. M. Naumer
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Making sense of an information world: The everyday life information behavior of preteens (2009)
    Library Quarterly Volume 79 Issue 3 page 301-341 ISBN/ISSN: 0024-2519 Authors: Karen Fisher, E. M. Meyers, Elizabeth Marcoux
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Lay information mediary behavior (LIMB) uncovered: Exploring how nonprofessionals seek health information for themselves and others online (2008)
    Journal of the Medical Library Association Volume 96 Issue 4 page 310-323 ISBN/ISSN: 1536-5050 Authors: Karen Fisher, J. A. Abrahamson, A. T. Turner, J. C. Durrance, T. Turner
  • Conference Paper Mobile social networking: An information grounds perspective (2008)
    Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Authors: Karen Fisher, S. Counts
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal "What's past is prologue:" Towards a general model of lay information mediary behaviour (2007)
    Information Research Volume 12 Issue 4 Authors: Karen Fisher, J. Abramhamson
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Field methods for investigating personal information management (2007)
    Personal information management page 76-88 Authors: Karen Fisher, Charles Naumer
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Seattle Public Library as place: Reconceptualizing space, community, and information at the central library (2007)
    Library as Place: History, community and culture page 135-160 Authors: Karen Fisher, Matthew Saxton, P. M. Edwards, J-E Mai
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: An information ground typology based on the college student experience (2007)
    Information Research Volume 12 Issue 2 Authors: Karen Fisher, Carol Landry, Charles Naumer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Studying the everyday information behavior of tweens: Notes from the field (2007)
    Library & Information Science Research Volume 29 Issue 3 page 310-331 Authors: Karen Fisher, E. M. Meyers, Elizabeth Marcoux
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Tweens and everyday life information behavior: Preliminary findings from Seattle (2007)
    Youth information seeking behaviors: Contexts, theories, models and issues Volume 2 page 1-25 Authors: Karen Fisher, Elizabeth Marcoux, E. Meyers, Carol Landry
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Understanding the information behavior of stay-at-home mothers through affect (2007)
    Information and emotion: The emergent affective paradigm in information behavior research and theory page 211-233 Authors: Karen Fisher, Carol Landry
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal 2-1-1 Information Services: Outcomes Assessment, Benefits-Cost Analysis, and Policy Issues (2006)
    Government Information Quarterly Volume 23 Issue 3 page 186-215 Authors: Matthew Saxton, Charles Naumer, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Abstract Building Bridges between Information Behavior Research and Information Architecture (2006)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Authors: David Hendry, Karen Fisher, J. E. Mai
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Civic problem-solving viewed as an information use environment (2006)
    Information Research Volume 11 Issue 4 Authors: Karen Fisher, J. C. Durrance, M. Souden, D. Walker
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Information grounds: Theoretical basis and empirical findings on information flow in social settings (2006)
    New directions in human information behavior page 93-111 Authors: Karen Fisher, Charles Naumer
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Social types in technical newsgroups: Implications for information flow (2006)
    International Journal of Communications Law and Policy Volume 11 Authors: Karen Fisher, T. C. Turner
  • Conference Paper The impact of social types within information communities: Findings from technical newsgroups (2006)
    Authors: Karen Fisher, T. C. Turner
  • Conference Paper The role of community-based, problem-centered information intermediaries in local problem solving (2006)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Authors: Karen Fisher, J. C. Durrance, D. Walker, M. Souden
  • Research Report Final IMLS report: Approaches for understanding community information use: A framework for identifying and applying knowledge of information behavior in public libraries (2005)
    Authors: Karen Fisher, Charles Naumer, J. C. Durrance
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Information Grounds (2005)
    Theories of information behavior page 185-190 Author: Karen Fisher
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Something old, something new: Preliminary findings from an exploratory study about people's information habits and information grounds (2005)
    Information Research Volume 10 Issue 2 Authors: Karen Fisher, Charles Naumer, J. C. Durrance, L. Stromski, T. Christiansen
  • Book Editor, Scholarly Theories of Information Behavior (2005)
    ISBN/ISSN: 978-1573872300 Authors: Karen Fisher, S. Erdelez, E. F. Mckechnie
  • Book, Reprint in Translation Theories of Information Behavior (2005)
    page 431 Authors: Karen Fisher, S. Erdelez, E. F. Mckechnie
  • Research Report WIN 2-1-1: Performance Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis of 2-1-1 I&R Systems (2005)
    Authors: Karen Fisher, Matthew Saxton, Charles Naumer
  • Book, Scholarly-New How libraries and librarians help: A guide to identifying user-centered outcomes (2004)
    page 192 ISBN/ISSN: 978-0838908921 Authors: Karen Fisher, J. C. Durrance
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Information communities
    Information services today: An introduction Authors: Karen Fisher, Ann Bishop
  • Book, Scholarly-New Theories in motion: Using information experience theory to design policy, applications and practice
    Authors: S Erdelez, Karen Fisher

Presentations

  • "Developing theories and models in research: Where to begin" (2014)
    ALISE 2014 Annual Conference
  • "InfoMe: Theory and methods for working with youth" (2014)
    Digital Youth Workshop, 2014 iConference
  • "Information grounds as informal social settings for experiencing information: Factors of people, place, and information factors" (2014)
    SFB/TR 8 Colloquium, Spatial Cognition Research Center, University of Bremen
  • "Information grounds: Field workshop" (2014)
    SFB/TR 8 Colloquium, Spatial Cognition Research Center, University of Bremen
  • "Collaboration-the most wicked enabler to fabulously successful research" (2013)
    QQML2013: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, La Sapienza University
  • "Human Information Experience in a Social World" (2013)
  • "Information Grounds: A field method and design workshop for supporting how people experience everyday information in informal social settings" (2013)
    QQML2013: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, La Sapienza University
  • "Information Grounds: A Field Method and Design Workshop for Supporting how People Experience Everyday Information in Informal Social Settings" (2013)
  • "Methods, practice, theory: Researching Human information behavior in the context of migration. Scholarship in action: data, innovation, wisdom" (2013)
    iConference 2013
  • "Teaching information behavior: Sharing global experiences" (2013)
    ALISE ’13 Always the beautiful question: Inquiry supporting teaching, research and professional practice
  • "Application of LIS research and theories to systems and services that respond to users’ knowledge construction and sensemaking of information needs" (2012)
    Information, interaction, innovation: Celebrating the past, constructing the present and creating the Future: 75th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Information grounds: Theory and methods for designing around information spaces" (2012)
    School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama
  • "Information grounds: Theory and methods for designing around information spaces" (2012)
    University of Missouri
  • "Lay information-technical mediary behavior (LIMB): Incorporating field research in the classroom by drawing on the experiential" (2012)
    ISIC 2012: The Information Behaviour Conference
  • "SIG USE 2012 Symposium on research methods for studying Information behavior" (2012)
  • "U.S. Impact Study and Programs Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Program" (2012)
    Presentation to Program Officers, University of Washington
  • "Designing for youth across the gulf: Fishbowl on how today’s methods, theory and findings can support tomorrow’s designs" (2011)
    American Society Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting
  • "Designing for youth across the gulf: How today's methods, theory and findings can support tomorrow's designs" (2011)
    Bridging the Gulf: Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work, American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Theories of information behavior in motion: Designing applications and practices" (2011)
    iConference 2011:Inspiration, integrity, intrepedity
  • "Information literacy: The power and implications of lay information mediaries" (2010)
    Annual Conference, LILAC - Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference
  • "Lay information mediary workshop" (2010)
    Peer Learning Meeting, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Libraries Program
  • "South->North: Fishbowl on transferability of ICTs in income-poor to income-rich countries" (2010)
    Annual Conference, ICTD - International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (IEEE)
  • "U.S. Impact Study: Overview" (2010)
    Peer Learning Meeting, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Libraries Program
  • "Celebrating 10 years of SIG USE: Information Behavior Research, SIG USE 1990-2009" (2009)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Communities Connect: Community Technology Wildcard" (2009)
    Annual Conference, iSchools Caucaus
  • "Taylor's information use environments (IUEs)" (2009)
    Bob Taylor: Ideas, Impact, and Remembrances. Organized by M. Eisenberg, Information School, University of Washington
  • "Teaching research methods in I-Schools" (2009)
    Annual Conference, iSchools Caucaus
  • "East Coast, West Coast: Unifying Findings about Immigrants' Information Seeking and ICT Use" (2008)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "How libraries and librarians help through public access computing" (2008)
    Queensland State Library
  • "Mobile social networking: An information grounds perspective" (2008)
    Annual Conference, HICSS - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IEEE)
  • "Modeling lay information mediary behavior: Implications for information services and health outcomes" (2008)
    Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association
  • "Researching and meeting the needs of lay information mediaries and their muses" (2008)
    Annual Conference, Information behaviour on the Internet challenges for the libraries, Information Literacy
  • "Sense-Making: A methodological perspective" (2008)
    Annual Conference, Sensemaking Workshop, SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Showing the power of ICTs through outcome assessment: Lessons from Seattle" (2008)
    Conference on "Online and Off to the Future for Nonprofits!", Connecting Up
  • "Teaching information behaviour" (2008)
    Annual Conference, ISIC - Information Seeking in Context
  • "Social types and personas: Typologies of persons on the web and designing for predictable behaviors." (2007)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "What's past is prologue:" Towards a general model of lay information mediary behaviour (2007)
    International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science: "Featuing the Future", Swedish School of Library and Information Science
  • "DEVI: Empowering women through mobile technology." (2007)
    Microsoft TechFest, Microsoft, Inc.
  • "Pink, waterproof, and scented: Designing mobile technology for women" (2007)
    iEdge Conference, Information School, University of Washington
  • Seattle Public Library as "place": Community building and impact (2007)
    Annual Conference, LIDA - Libraries in the Digital Age
  • "Shop and talk: Supporting women's nurturing and providing roles through mobile technology" (2007)
    Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • "Being user-oriented: Convergences, divergences, and the potentials for systematic dialogue between disciplines and between researchers, designers, and providers. Panel organized by B. Dervin." (2006)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Civic problem-solving viewed as an information use environment" (2006)
    Annual Conference, ISIC - Information Seeking in Context
  • "How libraries and librarians make a difference in their communities" (2006)
    Conference on the Potential of Public Libraries in Developing Viable Local Communities, School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College
  • "Information grounds and knowledge organization: Realizing the potential" (2006)
    School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College
  • "Modeling the information behavior of lay mediaries" (2006)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Outcomes of community technology centers: Stories from Yakima" (2006)
    Statewide Meeting, Communities Connect Network
  • "Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: An information ground typology based on the college student experience" (2006)
    Annual Conference, ISIC - Information Seeking in Context
  • "Stay-at-home mothers and the role of affect in everyday information behavior" (2006)
    Annual Research Symposium, SIG USE - Special Interest Grou on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (ASIS&T)
  • "The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research" (2006)
    Swedish School of Library and Information Science, The University College of Bor†s
  • "The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research" (2006)
    School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College
  • "The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research" (2006)
    Royal School of Library and Information Science
  • "The fabulous poor-rich information worlds of mothers who stay-at-home. Panel entitled Channeling Chatman: Questioning the applicability of a research legacy to today's small world realities, organized by C. Fulton" (2006)
    2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "The missing piece: Affect and the information behavior of stay-at-home mothers" (2006)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "The role of community-based, problem-centered information intermediaries in local problem solving" (2006)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Trends in U.S. LIS education: The iSchool factor" (2006)
    School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College
  • "Tweens and the role of affect in everyday life information seeking" (2006)
    Annual Research Symposium, SIG USE - Special Interest Grou on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (ASIS&T)
  • "Connecting Research and Practice: Special Populations" (2005)
    Annual Research Symposium, SIG USE - Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (ASIS&T)
  • "Information grounds of college students" (2005)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Lost, found, and feeling better: Exploring proxy health information behavior" (2005)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Our academic life: Challenges facing i-Schools" (2005)
    Conference of the i-School Deans' Community: Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges, iSchools Caucaus
  • "Proxy searchers uncovered: Research lessons on how ordinary folks seek health information for others online" (2005)
    Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association
  • Seattle Public Library as "place": Community building (2005)
    Shattering Stereotypes Conference, Seattle Public Library
  • "The emotional frontiers of tweens and stay-at-home moms. Panel organized by D. Nahl" (2005)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "The information grounds of UW's students" (2005)
    Winter Quarter Meeting, ALUW - Association of Librarians of the University of Washington
  • "Tweens. Connecting Research and Practice: Special Populations" (2005)
    Annual Research Symposium, SIG USE - Special Interest Grou on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (ASIS&T)
  • "When the user isn't really the user, nobody is yet using, and uses are multifold. Panel on Sense-Making organized by B. Dervin" (2005)
    Annual Meeting, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "How libraries and librarians make a difference in their communities" (2004)
    Annual Conference, PLA - Public Library Association
  • "Something old, something new: Preliminary findings from an exploratory study about people's information habits and information grounds" (2004)
    Annual Conference, ISIC - Information Seeking in Context
  • "Barriers that must be overcome for effective use of digital community information: Preliminary patterns" (2002)
    Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change, CPSR - Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
  • "Community information, networked style: Results from a nation-wide study with recommendations for online methodologies and evaluation" (2001)
    Library Research Seminar, LRRT - Library Research Roundtable (ALA)
  • "Ethnographic studies in LIS." (2001)
    Library Research Seminar, LRRT - Library Research Roundtable (ALA)
  • "Fostering social capital using the 'Net: Perceptions of community network users, information providers and organizers" (2001)
    International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • "Foundations and emerging characteristics of information communities: Findings from a qualitative study of three communities" (2001)
    Digital Communities: Cities in the Information Society, Commission on the Geography of Global Information Society
  • "How libraries and librarians help: Context-centered methods for evaluating public library efforts at bridging the digital divide and building community" (2001)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "How libraries and librarians help: IMLS sponsored research on the value of community information" (2001)
    Web-Wise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • "I keep to myself, but: Impediments and catalysts to information flow and social support within homeless populations" (2001)
    International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • "Information communities: How the Web facilitates information flow for everyday situations" (2001)
    Annual Conference - INTERconnections, AoIR - Association of Internet Researchers
  • "Beyond footcare: Communication and information flow in clinic settings" (2000)
    Washington Medical Librarians Association
  • "Community building using the 'Net: Perceptions of organizers, information providers and Internet users." (2000)
    Annual Conference - Internet Research 1.0: The State of the Interdiscipline, AoIR - Association of Internet Researchers
  • "Community information on the 'Net" (2000)
    Annual Conference, Michigan Library Association
  • "How librarians anticipate and respond to community information needs" (2000)
    Multnomah County Library
  • "How Libraries and Librarians Help" (2000)
    Annual Conference, ALA - American Library Association
  • "Implications of the KALIPER results for LIS Education" (2000)
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
  • "KALIPER: What the field says about LIS education at the dawn of a new century: Overview of Findings" (2000)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "Social Capital as Embedded in the Social Support Networks of Homeless Populations" (2000)
    International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • "The role of theory in LIS Education and Research: Overview of Results" (2000)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "Trends in LIS education: Results from the KALIPER Project" (2000)
    School of Information, University of Michigan
  • "American public library participation in Internet community information delivery: Survey results and implications for reference service" (1999)
    Annual Research Forum, RUSA - Reference and User Services Association (ALA)
  • "Beyond footcare: The role of community health nurses in linking the elderly with human services during clinical interaction" (1999)
    International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • "Community health nurses as strong-weak ties: Findings from an ethnographic study on communication between nurses and the elderly at neighborhood clinics" (1999)
    International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • "Conceptual and methodological issues with evaluating public library-community network initiatives" (1999)
    Mid-Year Conference, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Help-seeking in an electronic world: The public library as a community information provider" (1999)
    Annual Conference, Illinois Library Association
  • "Information sharing in the community: Using social network theory to map information exchange among nurses and the elderly" (1999)
    Division of Medical Informatics, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University
  • "New strengths, new needs, new century: Opportunities for improving LIS education" (1999)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "The use of theory in library and information science education and research: Overview of a current study" (1999)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "Only for emergencies": The role of network members in providing instrumental help, human services information and affective support to the elderly (1998)
    International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • "He says, she says: Differences between nurses' and seniors' predictions of seniors' use of human services information given at footcare clinics" (1997)
    Annual Conference, Connections: The Great Lakes Information Science Conference
  • "I&R in the electronic age: Bringing it to the classroom" (1997)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "Information-seeking via social networks: Overview of a PhD thesis on seniors' use of visiting nurses for obtaining human services information" (1996)
    Annual Conference, Connections: The Great Lakes Information Science Conference
  • "Meeting the public's needs for community information in the electronic age: Has the time for I&R agencies run out?" (1996)
    School of Information, University of Michigan
  • "Nurses' perceptions of their needs for community information: Results of an exploratory study in southwestern Ontario" (1996)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • "Gaining entry, gaining experience: Lessons learned in a naturalistic inquiry" (1995)
    Annual Conference, Connections: The Great Lakes Information Science Conference
  • "Nurses' perceptions of their needs for community information: A proposal for an exploratory study in southwestern Ontario" (1995)
    Annual Conference, ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
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