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Deadline Extended for JASIS&T Special Issue on Information Behaviour & Information Practices Theory

By SIGUSE Webmaster | June 24, 2020 |

Paper submission due date: February 15, 2021 (extended by 1 month due to COVID-19) Note: please do not submit until after February 1, 2021 – the manuscripts will not be reviewed until after the submission deadline passes

SIG USE Early Career Best Paper Award

By SIGUSE Webmaster | May 29, 2020 |

SIG USE Early Career Best Paper Award The SIG USE Early Career Best Paper Award was established in 2020 and is administered by the SIG USE Awards Committee. It is sponsored by SIG USE. 1. Nature of the Award 1.1 The award shall consist of a Certificate for the winning author (and each co-author) and…

JASIS&T Special Issue on Information Behaviour & Information Practices Theory: Call for Papers

By SIGUSE Webmaster | February 25, 2020 |

Background There are several challenges to the development and application of theory in the field(s) of information behaviour and information practices. While there is a long and rich tradition of creating models and frameworks in information behaviour (e.g., Case & Given, 2016a; Ellis, 1993; Godbold, 2006; McKenzie, 2003; Wilson, 1999), this has not been the…

2019 ASIS&T SIG-USE Award Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | December 14, 2019 |

Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award Soo Young Rieh (University of Texas at Austin) Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award Leslie Thomson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Amy Vanscoy (University of Buffalo), & Jenna Hartel (University of Toronto) “Information and the Lens of Leisure: Needs, Practices, and Resources Over the Serious Leisure…

2019 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

By SIGUSE Webmaster | June 8, 2019 |

2019 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Re-envisioning the Impact and Engagement of Information Behavior Research Date: October 19, 2019 (Saturday) Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: M10 (Level 1), Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia About the 2019 SIG-USE Symposium The 19th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium focuses on the impact and engagement of information behavior research. This symposium is…

Recent Awards and Honors

By SIGUSE Webmaster | March 25, 2019 |

Members of SIG USE have received numerous honors from ASIS&T over the years. At the 2018 Annual Meeting, Sarah Polkinghorne (Swinburne University of Technology) won the Clarivate Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship and received a New Leader award. Additionally, Crystal Fulton (University College Dublin) received the Clarivate Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, and Devon Greyson (University of British Columbia) received the James…

2018 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | November 26, 2018 |

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award Recipient: Caroline Mniszak, Heather O’Brien, Cathy Chabot, and Jean Shoveller Affiliation: University of British Columbia Title: Role of information resources in young parents parenting experiences Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award Recipients: Jia Tina Du and Jelina Haines Affiliation: University of South Australia, Australia Title: Working with Indigenous communities: Reflections on ethical…

2018 SIG-USE Symposium Paper Presentations

By SIGUSE Webmaster | November 26, 2018 |

Check out the slides for the paper presentations for the 2018 SIG-USE Symposium! Waseem Afzal, Advancing Information Behavior Research: An Examination of “Flow” and “Derivatives” Xiaofeng Li, Embodied Information Practices Among Young People at Library Makerspaces Bharat Mehra, Everette Scott Sikes, & Vandana Singh, Information Technology Use Behaviors of Community-Engaged Rural Librarians: A Future beyond the Theory-Practice Discourse…

Dr. Denise Agosto receives the SIG-USE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Award

By SIGUSE Webmaster | July 19, 2018 |

It is our great pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2018 SIG-USE Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research Award, Dr. Denise Agosto. Candidates are nominated by their peers for this prestigious award and the selection is made by a jury comprised of two past SIG-USE Chairs and one previous winner. Dr. Agosto is a Professor and…

2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

By SIGUSE Webmaster | May 29, 2018 |

2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Moving Toward the Future of Information Behavior Research and Practice Update: View the paper presentations given at the 2018 symposium Date: November 10, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada About the 2018 SIG-USE Symposium The 18th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium focuses on the future…