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2014 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Schedule

Context in Information Behavior Research

Date: November 1, 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA

Symposium Co-chairs: K.-Sun Kim (University of Wisconsin – Madison) & Lu Xiao (University of Western Ontario)


1:30 – 1:45      Welcome and introduction

Rong Tang (Simmons College),
K.-Sun Kim (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
Lu Xiao (University of Western Ontario)

1:45 – 2:30      “Context: Silos, boundary spanning, and opportunities”

Keynote presentation by Dr. J. David Johnson
College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky

2:30 – 3:30       First round of Lightning Talks [Abstracts]

 The Role of Context in the Implications and Impacts of Information Behavior Research

Kyungwon Koh, Assistant Professor
Ellen L. Rubenstein, Assistant Professor
Kelvin White, Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma

When Context Matters: From Context to Contextual Analysis

Pertti Vakkari, Professor
School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere

A Time Analytic Framework for Information Practice

Diana Ascher, Doctoral Student
Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Temporality in Models of Information Behavior, Information Seeking and Information Search

Anita Crescenzi, Doctoral Student
School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Impact of Time as a Contextual Factor in Health Information Seeking

Yan Zhang, Assistant Professor
School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

Wearing Different Hats for the Context of Communities and Topics: Health Information Activities in Facebook Communities

Sue Yeon Syn, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America

HackHealth – Blurring the Contextual Boundaries between Research and Practice

Rebecca Follman, Doctoral Student
Beth St. Jean, Assistant Professor
Mega Subramaniam, Assistant Professor
Natalie Greene Taylor, Doctoral Candidate
Christie Kodama, Doctoral Student
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland – College Park

Dana Casciotti, Program Analyst, Office of Health Information Programs Development,
National Library of Medicine

3:30 – 3:50                  Snack Break

3:50 – 4:50                  Second round of Lightning Talks

Context-making in information work

Isto Huvila, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor
Åbo Akademi University

The Meta-Context of Information Behavior: The Importance of Multiple Lenses and Mixed Methods Tension

Adam Worrall, Adjunct Professor
School of Information, Florida State University

Analytic bracketing: a method for understanding the contexts of information behavior

Pam McKenzie, Associate Professor
University of Western Ontario

Context in Mobile Information Overload

Yuanyuan Feng, Doctoral Student
Denise E. Agosto, Associate Professor
College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

Information Practices and the Mobile Knowledge Work Context

Leslie Thomson, Doctoral Student
Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, Assistant Professor
School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Information Behavior of International Students Settling in an Unfamiliar Geo-spatial Environment

Chi Young Oh, Doctoral Student
Brian S. Butler, Professor
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland – College Park

The Impacts of Time Pressure and Emotion on the Information Behavior of High Stakes Decision Makers: The Home Buying Experience

Carol F. Landry, PhD Candidate
Information School, University of Washington

4:50-5:00         Break

5:00 – 5:35      World Café group discussions on contexts in HIB research

5:35 – 5:50      Group report on the discussions

5:50 – 6:20      Awards and presentation

  • Presentation of 2014 SIG-USE awards
  • Research presentation by the 2013 winner of the Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award: Waseem Afzal, School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University – Information Needs: A Conceptualization, Operationalization and Empirical Validation

6:20 – 6:30      Wrap up and evaluations of the symposium

Lisa M. Given
School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University