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Library & Information Science Research

Library & Information Science at CCI explores information services and systems provided by libraries and other information organizations for various audiences with specializations that include archives, digital libraries, youth services, and information policy. Our Library & Information Science faculty actively engage in leading-edge research that covers many aspects of both traditional and digital libraries as it relates to a wide variety of populations.

Research Areas and Associated Faculty

Faculty and Research Interests

  • Denise Agosto: Information behavior, public libraries, social networks, gender, children, and teens
  • Chaomei Chen: Information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, network analysis and modeling, scientific discovery, science mapping, scientometrics, citation analysis, human-computer interaction
  • Catherine D. Collins: Knowledge management, collection development, management of information organizations, information sources and services, international development
  • M. Carl Drott: Systems analysis techniques, Web usage, competitive intelligence
  • Susan Gasson: Co-design of business and IT-systems, distributed cognition & knowledge management in boundary-spanning groups, human-centered design, social informatics, online learning communities, Grounded Theory
  • Jane Greenberg: Metadata, ontological engineering, data science, knowledge organization, information retrieval
  • Xia Lin: Digital libraries, information visualization, knowledge mapping, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments
  • Gabriela Marcu: Human-computer interaction, health informatics, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, organizational information systems, ubiquitous computing, knowledge management
  • Danuta A. Nitecki: Library metrics and use in management, library as place, and academic library service models
  • Jung-ran Park: Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata) computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics
  • Alex Poole: Archives and records, digital curation, digital humanities, and diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.
  • Lorraine Richards: Archives, digital curation, electronic records management, information technology and digital collections, cloud computing and record keeping, management of information organizations
  • Erjia Yan: Network science, information analysis and retrieval, scholarly communication methods and applications