Faculty & Staff Research Interests

Teaching Specializations & Interests

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

Choi, Wonchan
Human-computer interaction; Information seeking and use; Information systems analysis, design, and evaluation; Research method

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

Force, Donald
Records and information management; Archives; Digital archival collections

Friedel, Matthew
Mobile application development; Databases; Website design

Haigh, Maria
Databases, It and Organizations, Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Big Data, Society

Hayes, Shaun
Archives

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 and communication law and policy, information and communication history, information technology and globalization.

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

Miller, Steven
Information/Knowledge Organization, Metadata, Linked Data and Ontologies, Cataloging, Information Architecture

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

Park, Min Sook
Information organization, data science, system analysis & design

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

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

Yang, Li (PhD Student)
Knowledge Organization; Metadata; Linked Data; Semantic Relationships

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

Research Interests by Topic

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

Choi, Wonchan
Human-computer interaction; Information systems and technologies; Health informatics; Users and uses of information systems; Information needs/behaviors of specific groups

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

Force, Donald
Digital archival collections; Digital libraries; Archival science pedagogy, History of information management practices; Legal issues associated with recordkeeping practices

Haigh, Maria
Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Big Data, Society

Hayes, Shaun
Social justice in archives, community archives, and community participation in archives. I’m also interested in how archives influence identity construction, especially among people in under-served communities.

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
Information and communication law and policy, information and communication history, information technology and globalization.

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

Park, Min Sook
Health informatics, health information seeking, social semantics, information organization, text mining

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

Phillips, Abigail
Young adults, empathy, mental illness, information needs of marginalized groups, making, makerspaces, maker education,, critical librarianship, LIS as a profession, information and society, disability advocacy, museum studies, social media, equity and diversity in LIS; MLIS education

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

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

Book Publications

Alphabetical by Author

Academic Library Management
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

Arab Periodicals and Serials
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

Middle East Conflicts and Reforms
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

The Middle East:
New Order or Disorder
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

New Directions in the Middle East
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

Post Arab Spring:
Middle East Reviews
By: Dr. Mohammed Aman (Prof. Emeritus)

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

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 (Lecturer Emeritus)

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

Cultural Synergy in Information Institutions
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia (Prof. Emeritus)

Dimensions of Knowledge Facets for Knowledge Organization
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia (Prof. Emeritus)

Domain Analysis for Knowledge Organization
Tools for ontology extraction
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia (Prof. Emeritus)

The Elements of Knowledge Organization
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia (Prof. Emeritus)

Ontology for Knowledge Organization
By: Dr. Richard Smiraglia (Prof. Emeritus)

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