University at Buffalo

Heidi Julien

Heidi Julien

Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


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

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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 and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Currently I serve on the editorial boards for the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Open Information Science, the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, and the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. I also serve on the editorial advisory board for Information and Learning Sciences. 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 Past-President of the Association for Library & Information Science Education.

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)
Awards and Honors:
  • Appointment as "Research Associate"; University of Pretoria; 2020-04-14;
  • Best Conference Paper Award; Canadian Association for Information Science; 2019-06-02;
Recent Publications:
Edited Book:
  • Julien, H., Gross, M., & Latham, D., eds. (2020). The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-5381-2143-6
Journal Article:
  • Polkinghorne, S., & Julien, H. (2019). Survey of information literacy instructional practices in Canadian academic libraries. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 42(1-2), 69-93.
  • Julien, H., & Fena, C. (2019). Thirty-one years of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: A content analysis. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 42(1-2), 1-17.
  • Julien, H., McKechnie, E.F., Polkinghorne, S., & Chabot, R. (2019). The user turn in practice: researchers’ constructions of information users, 1996-2016. Information Research, http://www.informationr.net/ir/23-4/isic2018/isic1804.html
Book Review:
  • Julien, H. (2020). Review of The Consciousness’ Drive, by Cole, C. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 71(1), 118-120. doi.org/10.1002/asi.24191
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Julien, H. (2019). Photovoice: A rich and flexible research method. Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia, November 11.;
  • Julien, H. (2019). The power of interdisciplinary research. Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia, November 7.;
  • Julien, H. (2020). Going for gold: Publishing in top tier journals. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, February 17.;
  • Julien, H. (2020). Roles for information professionals in the fake news era. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, February 18.;
Conferences:
  • Julien, H. (2020). Digital literacy reconsidered. University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, February 4.;
Recent Grants:
Sponsored Research:
  • Promoting digital literacy in the community through public library initiatives; Federal; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Continuing; (03/22/2019-03/21/2022)
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • Chair, Steering Committee for the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference
    10/15/2018-09/25/2020
  • President, Association for Library and Information Science Education
    02/08/2018-09/26/2019
  • Co-chaired Association for Library and Information Science Education Council of Deans, Directors, and Chairs
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Chair, Award of Merit Jury, Association for Information Science and Technology
    06/01/2016-10/31/2016
  • President, Canadian Association for Information Science
    06/01/2015-06/03/2016
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editorial Board Member; Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
    01/01/2020-12/01/2022
  • Editorial Board Member; Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology
    01/01/2020-12/01/2025
  • Guest Co-Editor for Special Issue; Aslib Journal of Information Management
    06/01/2018-12/01/2019
  • Editorial Board Member; Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries
    01/01/2018-12/01/2025
  • Editorial Advisory Board; Information and Learning Sciences
    01/01/2018-12/01/2025

Contact Information

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

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