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2017–2018 SIG-USE Officers

By SIGUSE Webmaster | January 23, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

By SIGUSE Webmaster | August 2, 2017 |

Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice Date: ​October 28, 2017 (Saturday) Time: ​1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Location: ​Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, D.C. (Arlington, VA), USA Keynote: ​Dr. Paul T. Jaeger, College of Information Studies and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), University of Maryland ABOUT THE 2017 SIG-USE SYMPOSIUM The…

2016 ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards Winners

By SIGUSE Webmaster | October 28, 2016 |

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award Recipient: Devon Greyson Affiliation: University of British Columbia Title: Evolution of Information Practices over Time Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award Recipients: Saguna Shankar, Heather O’Brien, Elissa How, Wendy Lu, Millicent Mabi, and Cecelia Rose Affiliation: University of British Columbia Title: The Role of Information in the Settlement Experiences of Refugee Students Elfreda A.…

Dr. Karen Fisher is the 2016 recipient of the ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution Award

By SIGUSE Webmaster | October 1, 2016 |

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Fisher is the 2016 recipient of the ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contribution Award. Dr. Fisher is a well-known contributor in the field of Information Behavior, as well as other interdisciplinary areas.  She is a strong advocate for humanitarian rights and causes, as shown through her work with…

2016 Joint SIG-USE/SIG-SI Symposium

By SIGUSE Webmaster | August 2, 2016 |

Information Behavior in Workplaces (SIG-USE) This year’s SIG USE symposium focuses on information issues at work. It acknowledges social, individual and technological perspectives on the roles and flows that information takes as part of physical and digital work. The broad approach relates to the conference theme with a focus on information behavior (IB) or on…