Iris Xie



Ph.D., School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University
M.L.I.S., School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama
M.I.S., Information Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
B.S., School of Library and Information Studies, East China Normal University


Iris Xie is a Professor of Library and Information Science at UWM. She received her PhD from Rutgers University. Her research interests include interactive information retrieval, information retrieval system design and evaluation, digital libraries and human-computer interaction. She teaches mainly graduate level courses at SOIS, including INFO ST 682 Digital Libraries, INFO ST 571 Information Access and Retrieval and INFO ST 970 Doctoral Seminar in Information Retrieval. She has a strong publishing record in the field of LIS including her recent book, Interactive information Retrieval in Digital Environments and numerous papers in high ranking journals. Simultaneously, she presented her research findings at national and international conferences. In addition, she also received several research grants from different agencies and organizations. In her leisure time, she loves reading, Zumba, and travel.

Courses Taught

571 Information Access and Retrieval
682 Digital Libraries
970 Doctoral Seminar in Information Retrieval

Sample Publications

Xie, I. (2008). Interactive information retrieval in digital environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Xie, H. (2009). Information searching and search models. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Taylor and Francis Group LLC.

Xie, I. & Cool, C. (2009). Understanding help-seeking within the context of searching digital libraries. Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology. 60(3), 477-494.

Xie, I. (2009). Dimensions of Tasks: Influences on Information Seeking and Retrieving Process. Journal of Documentation. 65(3), 339-366.