University at Buffalo

Amy VanScoy

Amy VanScoy

Associate Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


Specialty/Research Focus

Diversity; Information Science; Qualitative Research Methods

Contact Information
546 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1487
vanscoy@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MLIS, University of Alabama
Awards and Honors:
  • ASIS&T SIG-USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award; Association of Information Science and Technology; 2019-10-01;
  • Teaching Innovation Award; University at Buffalo; 2018-11-01;
  • Research Paper Award; Beta Phi Mu/Library Research Round Table; 2017-03-21;
  • Graduate School of Education STAR Award for Teaching Excellence; Graduate School of Education; 2016-05-04;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Hicks, D. & VanScoy, A. (2019). Discourses of expertise in professional competency documents: Reference expertise as performance. Library Quarterly, 89(1), 34-52.
  • Jones, K.L.M & VanScoy, A. (2019). The syllabus as a critical document for student privacy in an age of learning analytics. Journal of Documentation, 75(6), 1333-1355.
  • VanScoy, A. & Bright, K. (2019). Articulating the experience of “uniqueness and difference” for librarians of color. Library Quarterly, 89(4), 285-297.
  • VanScoy, A. (2019). Conceptual and procedural knowledge: A framework for analyzing point-of-need information literacy instruction. Communications in Information Literacy, 13(2), 164-183.
Book Chapter:
  • VanScoy, A. (2020). Creating the future of reference service. In L.C. Smith & M. Wong (Eds.), Reference and Information Services: An Introduction (6th ed.). (pp. 717-732). Libraries Unlimited.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Aharony, N., Bronstein, J., Fourie, I., Julien, H., VanScoy, A. (June 2019). The LIS professions: Building on the past to shape the future. Conceptions of Library and Information Science, 10th International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.;
  • Conrad, L., Demasson, A., Gorichanaz, T. & VanScoy, A. (October 2019). Exploring card sort methods: Interaction and implementation for research, education, and practice. Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology, Melbourne, Australia.;
  • VanScoy, A. (June 2019). Conceptualizing reference and information service using Q methodology. Conceptions of Library and Information Science, 10th International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.;
  • VanScoy, A. (June 2019). Reconciling differing approaches to reference and information service with Q methodology. 47rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, Vancouver, Canada.;
  • VanScoy, A. (September 2019). Exploring reference and information service in a global information context. Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, Knoxville, TN.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Student Privacy in the Datafied Classroom: Researching Instructional Privacy Practices to Facilitate Privacy Advocacy Discussions; Federal; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Awarded; (09/01/2019-08/31/2022)
  • Including the Voice of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Service Research; American Library Association; Awarded; (08/18/2014-12/31/2015)
Sponsored Research:
  • Information and the Lens of Leisure: Needs, Practices, and Resources over the Serious Leisure Career; Foundation and Research Organization; Association of Information Science and Technology; Awarded; (10/01/2019-10/31/2020)
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Steering Committee – North America
    08/01/2016-06/01/2017
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Steering Committee – North America
    07/01/2016-05/19/2018
  • School Representative, Association of Library & Information Science Education
    06/02/2016-06/13/2017
  • Co-chair, Conference Panel Proposal Committee, ALISE Annual Conference
    01/01/2015-12/31/2015
  • School Representative, Association of Library & Information Science Education
    01/01/2014-05/31/2019
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editorial Board; Library and Information Science Research
    06/01/2018-05/01/2020

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Contact Information

546 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1487
vanscoy@buffalo.edu