University at Buffalo

Heidi Julien

Heidi Julien

Department Chair

Professor 10 Months

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES


Specialty/Research Focus

Information Science; Information Literacy; Qualitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods

Contact Information
530 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2412
heidijul@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

My research and teaching interests focus on digital literacy and information behavior/information practices. I have also taught research methods, management, and marketing. I am a past editor of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and served on the editorial board of Library & Information Science Research. Currently I serve on the editorial boards for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and Open Information Science. I am a past President of the Canadian Association for Information Science, and am active in the Association for Information Science & Technology where I served as chair of SIG USE. Currently I am President of the Association for Library & Information Science Education.

In my role as Department Chair, I am responsible for departmental operations; developing, revising and overseeing programs and curriculum; recruiting students; supervising and mentoring faculty and staff; organizing a research seminar series; producing an annual newsletter; maintaining accreditation; and, fostering relationships with alumni.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Western Ontario, London ON, Canada (1997)
  • MLIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada (1994)
  • BEd (with distinction), University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada (1983)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Aharony, N., Bar-Ilan, J., Julien, H., Benyamin-Kahana, M., & Cooper, T. (2017). Acceptance of altmetrics by Information Scientists – An exploratory study. Journal of Library and Information Science. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/TqkWJzTTJT4G59g259Fe/full.
  • Bowler, L., Julien, H., & Haddon, L. (2018). Exploring youth information-seeking behaviour and mobile technologies through a secondary analysis of qualitative data: Methodological approaches. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Special Issue: i3 Conference 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0961000618769967
  • Julien, H., Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2017). Survey of Information literacy instructional practices in U.S. academic libraries. College & Research Libraries. 79(2): 179-199.
  • Julien, H. (2016). Beyond the hyperbole: Information literacy reconsidered. Communications in Information Literacy 10(2), 124-131.
  • McKechnie, L., Chabot, R., Dalmer, N., Julien, H. & Mabbott, C. (2016). Writing and reading the results: the reporting of research rigour tactics in information behaviour research as evident in the published proceedings of the biennial ISIC conferences, 1996 – 2014 Information Research, 21(4), paper isic1604. http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-4/isic/isic1604.html.
  • Latham. D., Julien, H., Gross, M., & Witte, S. (2016). Teacher and Librarian collaboration to support high school science students: An exploratory study, Library and Information Science Research 38(3), 193-201.
  • Bonnici, L., Maatta, S., Klose, K., Julien, H., & Bajjaly, S. (2014). Instructional style and learner-centered approach: A cross-institutional examination of modality preference for online course delivery in a graduate professional program. Studies in Higher Education (online, 19 pp.). DOI:10.1080/03075079.2014.977860
  • Fourie, I., & Julien, H. (2014). Ending the dance: A research agenda for affect and emotion in studies of information behaviour. Information Research: An International Journal 19(4), http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isic09.html.
  • Fourie, I., & Julien, H. (2014). IRS, information services and LIS research – a reminder about affect and the affective paradigm… and a question. Library HiTech, 32(1), 190-201. http://dx.DOI.org/10.1108/LHT-10-2013-0144
  • Julien, H., & Fourie, I. (2015). Reflections of affect in studies of information behavior in HIV/AIDS contexts: A quantitative content analysis. Library & Information Science Research 37, 3-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.lisr.2014.09.001
  • Julien, H., & O’Brien, M. (2014). Information behavior research: Where have we been, where are we going? Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 38(4), 239-250. DOI: 10.1353/ils.2014.0016
Book Chapter:
  • Julien, H. (2017). Digital literacy in theory and practice. In Encyclopedia of information science and technology. 4th Ed. Khosrow-Pour, M. (Ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2243-2252.
Other:
  • Julien, H. (2016). Students’ information needs and behavior. In Encyclopedia of library and information sciences, 3rd ed., Bates, M. & Maack, M.N. (Eds.). New York: Marcel Dekker. [electronic]
  • Julien, H., & O’Brien, M. (2014). Information behavior research: Where have we been, where are we going? Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science, St. Catherines, May 28-30. [Best Conference Paper Award]
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Aharony, N., Limberg, L., Julien, H., Albright, K., Fourie, I., & Bronstein, J. (2017). Information literacy in an era of information uncertainty. Refereed panel presentation to the 2017 annual conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Crystal City, VA, October 27-November 1.;
  • Bowler, L., Julien, H., & Haddon, L. (2017). Exploring youth information-seeking behaviour and mobile technologies through a secondary analysis of qualitative data: Methodological approaches. Juried paper presented at the I3 (Information, Interactions, and Impact) conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 27-30.;
  • Gross, M., Latham, D., & Julien, H. (2018). Teaching the ACRL Framework: Reflections from the field. Juried paper In Assefa, S. & Wang, P., The Expanding Education Universe. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018, pp. 161-164. Denver, CO, February 6-9, http://hdl.handle.net/2142/99018.;
  • Ivanovic, M.D., Julien, H., Lopatovska, I., O’Brien, H., & Rorissa, A. (2017). Seeking balance: Professional development needs of information science faculty. Refereed panel presentation to the 2017 annual conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Crystal City, VA, October 27-November 1.;
  • Julien, H., & Fena, C. (2018). Thirty-one years of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: A content analysis. Refereed paper presented to the Canadian Association for Information Science annual conference, Regina, SK, May 30-June 1.;
  • Julien, H., Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2017). Being “set free” – Instructional librarians talk about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Juried paper presented at the I3 (Information, Interactions, and Impact) conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 27-30.;
  • Pickard, A., Albright, K., Anderson, T., Fourie, I., Julien, H., & Lloyd, A. (2018). Using a qualitative lens to explore the relationships among information, people and technology: Informing iSchool research and learning and teaching. Juried panel presented at the iConference, Sheffield, U.K., March 25-28.;
  • Bilal, D., Julien, H. Adkins, D., Eschenfelder, K., & Erdelez, S. (2017). Tell me! These things I need to know about the program accreditation review process. Juried panel at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Atlanta, GA, January 17-20.;
  • Bowler, L., Nesset, V.M., Abramovich, S., & Julien, H. (2016). Investigating the family as a community of (digital) practice: Where do we go from here? Poster presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science annual conference, Calgary, AB, June 1-3.;
  • Julien, H. (2016). Forty-six years young: A checkup for the Canadian Association for Information Science. Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Calgary, AB, June 1-3.;
  • Julien, H., Latham, D., & Gross, M. (2017). New understandings of current information literacy instruction practices: Informing our scholarship and our teaching. Juried paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Toronto, May 31-June 2.;
  • McKechnie, L.(E.F.), Chabot, R., Dalmer, N., Julien, H., & Mabbott, C. (2016). Writing and reading the results: The reporting of research rigour strategies in information behaviour research as evident in the published proceedings of the biennial ISIC conferences, 1996 – 2014. Presented at the 2016 ISIC Conference, Zadar, Croatia, September 21-24.;
  • Polkinghorne, S., & Julien, H. (2017). A picture of practices: Recent results from a national longitudinal study of information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries. Juried paper at the annual WILU (Workshop on Instruction in Library Use) conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 23-25.;
  • Polkinghorne, S., & Julien, H. (2017). Against the wind: Challenges and barriers to Canadian academic librarians’ instructional practices. Juried paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Info. Science, Toronto, May 31-June 2.;
  • Bajjaly, S., Abels, E., Eschenfelder, K., & Julien, H. (2016). Radical change? Transitioning from faculty to administrator. Presented as a juried panel at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Boston, MA, January 5-8.;
  • Bonnici, L., & Julien, H. (2015). Altmetrics in academe: Bottom up or policy driven? Presented at the Social Media & Society Conference, Toronto, July 27-29. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2275.6320;
  • Julien, H., & Bonnici, L. (2015). The times, they are a-changin’: Attitudes towards altmetrics in higher education. Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa, ON, June 3-5.;
  • Julien, H., Latham, D., Gross, M., & Witte, S. (2016). Towards developing a radical model of collaboration for public librarians and teachers. Presented as a juried paper at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Boston, MA, January 5-8.;
  • Julien, H., Latham, D., Gross, M., & Witte. S. (2015). Exploring collaboration between public librarians and high school science teachers. Presented at the Public Libraries and STEM conference, Denver, CO, August 20-22.;
  • Witte, S., Gross, M., Julien, H., & Latham, D. (2015). Collaboratories: STEM teacher and librarian collaborations with 21st century skills. Presented at the International Literacy Association conference, St. Louis, MO, July 18-20.;
  • Fourie, I., & Julien, H. (2014). Ending the dance: A research agenda for affect and emotion in studies of information behaviour. Presented at ISIC 2014 (Information Seeking in Context) Conference, Leeds, UK, September 2-5.;
  • Julien, H., & Bonnici, L. (2014). Altmetrics in library and information science: Trickle or tsunami? Presented at the Social Media & Society Conference, Toronto, Sept. 27-28.;
  • Julien, H., & Latham, D. (2015). Public librarian experiences supporting math and science learning. Part of a panel titled “Collaboration between teachers and librarians in Math and Science: Using professional experience to inform pedagogy” convened by M. Gross and H. Julien. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, IL, January 27-30.;
  • Latham, D., Gross, M., Julien, H., & Witte, S. (2014). Collaboration and its discontents: Why librarians do and do not partner with high school Science teachers. Presented at the Library Research Seminar VI, Urbana-Champaign, October 7-9.;
  • Latham, D., Julien, H., Witte, S., & Gross, M. (2015). Through the looking glass: Empowering science learners through teacher and librarian collaboration. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, IL, January 27-30.;
  • Witte, S., Latham, D., Gross, M., & Julien, H. (2014). Building bridges to information literacy: Exploring teacher-librarian collaboration in Math and Science. Presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA, October 10-11.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Connaway, L., Seadle, M., Julien, H., & Kasprak, A. (2017). Digital literacy in the era of fake news: Key roles for information professionals. President’s Program Invited Panel, Association for Information Science & Technology. Crystal City, VA, October 30.;
  • Jones, B., Julien, H., Seadle, M., & Wolfram, D. (2018). Digital literacy in the era of fake news: Key roles for Library and Information Science educators. President’s Program Invited Panel, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Denver, February 9.;
  • Julien, H. (2017). Our wicked problem: Educating for digital literacy. Presentation to Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, June 23.;
  • Julien, H. (2017). How to help library patrons sort out fake news. Presentation to Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, March 8.;
  • Julien, H. (2017). The role of information scholars and professionals in responding to fake news, misinformation, and propaganda. Webinar presented for Association for Information Science & Technology, March 31.;
  • Julien, H. (2015). Beyond the hyperbole: Information literacy reconsidered. Plenary presentation at the 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy, Tallinn, Estonia, October 19-22.;
  • Julien, H. (2015). Trends in LIS Education in North America. Library Research Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, November 3.;
  • Julien, H. (2016). Information behaviour and negativity online. Plenary presentation at Digital dEBiAsing Techniques for an Engaged Society (DEBATES), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 18.;
  • Julien, H. (2016). Models and my discontents. Presentation to School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh, May 17.;
  • Julien, H. (2014). Reflections on an academic journey. Keynote address to 10th Research Applications in Information & Library Studies Conference (RAILS). Canberra, Australia, July 8.;
  • Julien, H. (2014). Response panellist at Educational Technology Forum, University at Buffalo, October 23, 2014.;
  • Julien, H. (2015). Altmetrics in Library and Information Science. Presentation to Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 20.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Program Committees for conferences: Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Social Media & Society, iConference, Canadian Association for Information Science
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Manuscript reviews for the following journals (multiple submissions for some journal titles): Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Library and Information Science Research, Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, Instructional Science, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, Journal of Information Literacy, Information Research, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Health Information and Libraries Journal, PLOS ONE. Book proposal review for Emerald Publishing.
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Editorial Boards: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science; Cosmopolitan Civil Societies; Open Access Books in Library, Information Science, and Media Studies at De Gruyter Open
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Grant Reviewer, IITG (Innovative Instruction Technology Grants)
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Editorial Boards: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science; Cosmopolitan Civil Societies; Open Information Science
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Manuscript reviews (many multiple) for: Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research; Journal of Education for Library and Information Science; Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science; Government Information Quarterly; Information Research; Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology; Journal of Librarianship and Information Science; Journal of Information Literacy; Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Chapter reviewer for Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Editorial Boards: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science; Cosmopolitan Civil Societies; Library and Information Science Research; Open Access Books in Library, Information Science, and Media Studies at De Gruyter Open
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Reviewed manuscripts for Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science; Instructional Science; Library & Information Science Research; Information Research; Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research; Journal of Education for Library & Information Science; LIBRI; Sage Open; Journal of Librarianship and Information Science; New Media & Society
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Program Committees for conferences: Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Social Media & Society, iConference, Canadian Association for Information Science, ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Interaction and Retrieval
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Reviewed 3 book proposals for Chandos Publishing (an Elsevier imprint)
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • Manuscript reviews for the following journals (multiple submissions for some journal titles): Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Library and Information Science Research (on editorial board), Instructional Science, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, Information Processing & Management, Scientometrics, Information Research, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Science & Technology Libraries, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, International Information and Library Review
    06/01/2014-05/31/2014
Professional Service:
  • President, Association for Library and Information Science Education
    02/08/2018-05/31/2018
  • Four tenure and promotion to Associate Professor reviews; one promotion review
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Invited Member, Presidential Initiative Working Group, Association for Information Science & Technology
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education, elected President-Elect for 2017
    01/27/2017-05/31/2017
  • Chair, Review Committee for Monograph Publisher, Association for Information Science & Technology
    11/14/2016-11/30/2016
  • Accreditation consultation for two U.S. programs in LIS
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Conference program committees for: Canadian Association for Information Science; Social Media & Society; iConference
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Two tenure and promotion to Associate Professor reviews; one promotion to Professor review
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Doctoral dissertation examinations for: University of Pretoria (South Africa); Bar-Ilan University (Israel); Nanyang Technical University (Singapore)
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Examined undergraduate honor's thesis for University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Co-chaired Association for Library and Information Science Education Council of Deans, Directors, and Chairs
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Committee
    06/01/2016-10/31/2016
  • Chair, Award of Merit Jury, Association for Information Science and Technology
    06/01/2016-10/31/2016
  • Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Committee (Association for Library and Information Science Education)
    06/01/2016-11/30/2015
  • External Program Review (Chair), School of Computing and Information, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
    03/01/2016-04/30/2016
  • Program Quality Review for University College Dublin iSchool (Republic of Ireland)
    01/01/2016-04/30/2016
  • President, Canadian Association for Information Science
    06/01/2015-06/03/2016
  • PhD External examiner for University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, University of Malaya
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Promotion and tenure reviews for Bar-Ilan University, University of Kentucky, Catholic University of America, University of South Carolina, and University of North Texas
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Member, SIGUSE Award Juries, Association for Information Science & Technology
    06/01/2015-05/31/2016
  • Member, Jury for Student Chapter Award, Association for Information Science & Technology
    06/01/2014-10/31/2015
  • Member, Conference Program Committees for: Social Media and Society Conference, Canadian Association for Information Science Conference, iConference
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • External Examiner for a PhD dissertation from University of Malaya
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Program (committee) - reviewed 25 applications
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • Chair, ALISE/Bodhan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Committee
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • Promotion and Tenure Reviews for: Sultan Qaboos University (Sultantate of Oman), University of Pretoria, University of South Carolina, University of Ottawa, Wayne State University, Kent State University, University at Buffalo Libraries (two)
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
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    Contact Information

    530 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2412
    heidijul@buffalo.edu