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New Jersey Chapter Distinguished Lecture Series Award Announced

The New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T is pleased to announce that this year’s Distinguished Lecture Series Award will be presented to Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To honor and celebrate Prof. Wildemuth, we invite you to join a reception at Rutgers University on Wednesday, December 7th.


NJ ASIS&T and RU ASIS&T, in partnership with the Library and Information Science department at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, are hosting a distinguished lecture series featuring esteemed scholar Dr. Barbara Wildemuth on Wednesday, December 7th from 5-7 pm at the Rutgers Club. Join us as Dr. Wildemuth reflects on her research on people’s use of information and information technologies, with particular emphasis on people’s online searching behaviors.

To this lecture, Dr. Wildemuth brings 40 years of experience in the study of people’s use of information and information technologies, with particular emphasis on people’s online searching behaviors. Her most recent work includes an analysis of the search strategies used by people conducting web searches (in collaboration with Diane Kelly) and a methodological study of the search tasks assigned in interactive information retrieval experiments. Her book, “Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science,” has been adopted as a text in a number of ILS schools in the United States and abroad; a second edition was released last month. She teaches courses in various aspects of research methods, human information interactions, and information ethics. She received her PhD from Drexel University, and holds master’s degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The lecture series will be followed by a Q&A period and a reception honoring Dr. Wildemuth’s distinguished career.

Date and time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Location: Rutgers Club (199 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901)

Cost: Free for students, $10 ASIS&T members/$15 for professionals non-members. Pay at the door.