Faculty & Staff Research Interests

Teaching Specializations & Interests

Aman, Mohammed
Library management; Academic library administration; Public library administration; Multicultural and international librarianship

Babu, Rakesh
Human-computer interaction/human factors; Database management/ SQL programming; Information security/ information assurance; Management information systems

Britz, Johannes
Management and information marketing; Information ethics; Information and knowledge management; Information retrieval

Dimitroff, Alexandra
Information access & retrieval; Information sources & services; Digital information services; Consumer health information; Information sources & services in the health sciences

duPlessis, Jacques
Instructional technologies; Multimedia product development; Global studies; Information resources management

Force, Donald
Archives; Records management

Friedel, Matthew
Mobile application development; Databases; Website design

Haigh, Maria
Information retrieval; Information resources for research

Haigh, Thomas
IT & organizations; Information architecture; Information technology and organizations; Systems analysis and design

Hansen, Catherine
Collection Management; Readers advisory; Foundations of Libraries and Info. Science; Reference Sources; Management; Public Libraries;Competitive Intelligence and Business Information

Hayes, Shaun
Archives

Henderson, Laretta
Children and young adult literature; Multicultural children’s and young adult literature; Multicultural education; Teacher education

Hudson, Adam
Web design; Content management systems

Kipp, Margaret
Social tagging; Data science; Semantic web; Linked data; Web 2.0; Information organisation; Metadata; Applied informetrics; Information systems and technology

Kozak, Nadine
Information policy; Legal issues of information products and services

Latham, Joyce
Intellectual freedom; Public libraries; Public library history

Lee, Hur-Li
Information organization

Lipinski, Tomas
Legal and government information and services; Information law and policy; Legal issues affecting libraries; Archives and educational entities

Mu, Xiangming
Foundation of information science; Information retrieval and storage; Human computer interaction; Digital libraries

Peekhaus, Wilhelm
Information technology ethics; Research methods; Political economy of information; Information policy; Ethics and the information society

Ponelis, Shana
Information seeking and use; Systems analysis; Information marketing; Infopreneurship; Access, security and intercultural contexts in global communications

Sabha, Khaled
Computer programming; Networking; Web development and security

Schoeller, Betsy
Organization of information; Indexing; Management; Information resources

Smanz, Lyndsay
Information literacy

Smiraglia, Richard
Knowledge organization

Trainor, Kevin
Systems analysis;Database information retrieval systems; XML for libraries; Information science

Wepking, Mary
School library media; Youth services; Young adult literature; Collection management

Wolfram, Dietmar
Informetrics & scholarly communication; Database design and management; Foundations of information science; Information retrieval concepts and theory; Information systems analysis, design and evaluation; Networked resources and services; Research methods

Xie, Iris
Information retrieval; Research methods

Zhang, Jin
Research methods
Quantitative research methods; Information retrieval; Library automation; Database management

Zimmer, Michael
Information ethics; Search engines; Information policy

Research Interests by Topic

Aman, Mohammed
Academic libraries; Continuing education in LIS; Distance education in LIS; Diversity issues; Evaluation of service; Information policy; International/comparative librarianship; LIS education and programs; Public libraries; Services of multicultural populations; Strategic planning, marketing, lobbying

Babu, Rakesh
Digital/virtual libraries; Health informatics; Instructional design; Users and uses of information systems

Britz, Johannes
Information and society/culture; Information policy; Intellectual freedom and censorship Knowledge/IR management; Philosophy values and ethics of LIS; Political economy of information; Strategic planning, marketing, lobbying

Dimitroff, Alexandra
Health informatics; Information retrieval theory and practice; LIS education and programs; Medical libraries; Reference and information services

duPlessis, Jacques
Information literacy and instruction; Political economy of information; Production of materials; Services of multicultural populations;Strategic planning marketing lobbying

Force, Donald
Admissibility of evidence; Archival education; Archives and records centers; E-discovery; Electronic documents; LIS education and programs; Organizational informatics; Preservation; Records and information management

Haigh, Maria
Copyright/intellectual property; Database and other retrieval systems; Information and society/culture; Information integrity and security; Information policy; Information systems and technologies; Information technology management; Intellectual freedom and censorship International/comparative librarianship; Libraries and society/culture; Users and uses of information systems

Haigh, Thomas
Database and other retrieval systems; History of information science; Information and society/culture

Henderson, Laretta
Children’s/YA literatures; Curriculum integration Diversity issues; Instructional design; New literacies; Production of materials; Reading and literacy; Storytelling

Kipp, Margaret
Bibliometrics/informetrics/webometrics; Computer/information networks; Database and other retrieval systems; Information architecture; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information systems and technologies; Metadata and semantic web; Organization of information; Social software applications

Kozak, Nadine
Broadband internet infrastructure; Copyright/intellectual property; Information and society/culture; Information policy; Political economy of information; Research methods

Latham, Joyce
Critical perspectives on LIS; Diversity issues; History of libraries and library science; Intellectual freedom and censorship; Libraries and society/culture; LIS as a profession; Pedagogy in LIS; Philosophy values and ethics of LIS; Public libraries

Lee, Hur-Li
Classification and subject analysis; Descriptive cataloguing/AACR; Information and society/culture; Online catalog retrieval systems; Organization of information

Lipinski, Tomas
Copyright/Intellectual Property; Digital/Virtual Libraries; First Amendment in Libraries Government Documents; Information Policy; Intellectual Freedom and Censorship; Law Libraries; Library Privacy Licensing; Philosophy, Values, and Ethics of LIS

Mu, Xiangming
Health informatics; Human-computer interaction; Information architecture; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information systems and technologies; Online catalog retrieval systems; Users and uses of information systems

Peekhaus, Wilhelm
Books, printing, publishing industry; Copyright/intellectual property; Critical perspectives on LIS Information and society/culture; Information policy; Political economy of information; Scholarly and scientific communication (including open access publishing); Science, technology, and society studies

Ponelis, Shana
Development informatics; Information entrepreneurship Organizational informatics; Pedagogy in IT/IS

Smiraglia, Richard
Archival description/RAD; Bibliometrics/informetrics/webometrics; Classification and subject analysis; Collections development; Descriptive cataloguing/AACR; Digital humanities; History of information science; History of libraries and library science; Indexing and abstracting; Information and society/culture; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information visualization; LIS as a discipline LIS as a profession; Metadata and semantic web Music; Online catalog retrieval systems; Organization of information; Pedagogy in LIS; Research methods; Scholarly and scientific communication

Wolfram, Dietmar
Bibliometrics/informetrics/webometrics; Database and other retrieval systems; Data mining; Digital/virtual libraries; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information systems and technologies; Research methods; Scholarly and scientific communication; Users and uses of information systems

Xie, Iris
Digital/virtual libraries; Human-computer interaction; Information needs/behaviors of specific groups; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information systems and technologies; Research methods; Services for people with disabilities; Users and uses of information systems

Zhang, Jin
Data mining; Database and other retrieval systems; Digital/virtual libraries; Health informatics; Human-computer interaction; Information retrieval theory and practice; Information systems and technologies; Information visualization; Metadata; Research methods; Search engine evaluation; Social network analysis; Users and uses of information systems; Visual analytics

Zimmer, Michael
Information and society/culture; Information ethics; Information policy; Internet research ethics; New media; Philosophy values and ethics of LIS; Privacy and surveillance

Book Publications

Alphabetical by Author

Keeping Time:
An Introduction to Archival Best Practices for Music Librarians
By: Dr. Donald Force

ENIAC in Action:
Making and Remaking the Modern Computer
By: Dr. Thomas Haigh

Histories of Computing
By: Dr. Thomas Haigh

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The Americas Award
By: Dr. Laretta Henderson

Ebony Jr.
By: Dr. Laretta Henderson

Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness
By: Dr. Laretta Henderson

Intellectual Activism in Knowledge Organization: A Hermeneutic Study of the Seven Epitomes
By: Hur-Li Lee

The Library’s Legal Answers for Maker Spaces
By: Tomas Lipinski

The Library’s Legal Answers for Meeting Rooms and Displays
By: Tomas Lipinski

The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services
By: Tomas Lipinski

Metadata for Digital Collections
By: Steven Miller

Resistance is Fertile
Canadian Struggles on the BioCommons
By: Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus

Cultural Synergy in Information Institutions
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia

Domain Analysis for Knowledge Organization
Tools for ontology extraction
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia

The Elements of Knowledge Organization
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia

Ontology for Knowledge Organization
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia

Applied Informetrics for Information Retrieval Research
By: Dr. Dietmar Wolfram

Measuring Scholarly Impact
Methods and Practice
By: Dr. Dietmar Wolfram

Discover Digital Libraries Theory and Practice
By: Dr. Iris Xie

Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments
By: Dr. Iris Xie

Visualization for Information Retrieval
By: Dr. Jin Zhang