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2018 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | November 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

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 | Comments Off on 2018 SIG-USE Symposium Paper Presentations

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 | Comments Off on Dr. Denise Agosto receives the SIG-USE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Award

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 | Comments Off on 2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

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…

2017–2018 SIG-USE Officers

By SIGUSE Webmaster | January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 2017–2018 SIG-USE Officers

We are pleased to announce our 2017 – 2018 SIG-USE officers: Beth St. Jean, Chair, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies (https://ischool.umd.edu/), the Assistant Director of the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) (http://ipac.umd.edu/), and an affiliate faculty member of the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy (http://sph.umd.edu/center/hchl), all at the University of Maryland, College…

2018 Symposium Theme and Committee

By SIGUSE Webmaster | January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Symposium Theme and Committee

We are very pleased to introduce our 2017–2018 SIG-USE Symposium Committee Co-Chairs and our ASIS&T New Leader. They have already been working hard to plan our upcoming ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium, which will take place (pending acceptance) on Saturday, November 10, in Vancouver, Canada, right at the start of the 81st ASIS&T Annual Meeting. The 18th Annual…

2017 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | January 6, 2018 | Comments Off on 2017 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award Recipient: Eric Forcier Affiliation: Swinburne University of Technology Title: Re(a)d Wedding: A Case Study Exploring Everyday Information Behaviors of the Transmedia Fan Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award Recipients: Devon Greyson, Beth Clark, and Elizabeth Saewyc Affiliation: University of British Columbia Title: Information Needs, Seeking, and Assessment of Parents of Gender Creative Children and Transgender Youth …

2017 SIGUSE Symposium Abstracts

By SIGUSE Webmaster | October 26, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 SIGUSE Symposium Abstracts

Check out the amazing paper and poster abstracts for the 2017 SIGUSE Symposium! Papers Making for Graphicacy and Media and Information Literacy with People Who are Blind and Visually Impaired (Abigale Stangl & Tom Yeh) More than Accessibility: Social and Critical Frameworks for Exploring Marginalization of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Amelia N. Gibson & Dana Hanson-Baldauf) Technology…

Learning from our Members: Findings from the SIGUSE Member Survey

By SIGUSE Webmaster | October 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Learning from our Members: Findings from the SIGUSE Member Survey

n autumn 2016, the Special Interest Group Information Seeking and Use (SIGUSE) developed and administered a member survey. We wish to thank everyone who responded on a range of issues, including the SIGUSE Symposium held annually at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, awards, prospects for continuing education, and communication channels. Download the report: SIGUSE Member Survey Report…

Dr. Dania Bilal receives the SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behaviour Award

By SIGUSE Webmaster | September 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Dania Bilal receives the SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behaviour Award

It is our great pleasure to announce the recipient of the SIGUSE Outstanding Contribution to Information Behaviour Award, Dr. Dania Bilal. Dr. Bilal is Professor at the School of Information Sciences (SIS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on children’s cognitive and affective information behavior in using and interacting with information retrieval systems, and…