Library & Information Science Research

Library & Information Science Research 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.

Associated Faculty

  • 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

  • Xia Lin: Digital libraries, information visualization, knowledge mapping, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments

  • 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, equity, inclusivity (DEI), and social justice.

  • Erjia Yan: Network science, information analysis and retrieval, scholarly communication methods and applications