University at Buffalo

Valerie M. Nesset

Valerie M. Nesset

UBIT Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor 10 Months

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES


Specialty/Research Focus

Digital Media and Learning; Literacy; Information Science; Information Literacy; Online and Distance Learning; Qualitative Research Methods

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


Education and Training:
  • PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2009)
  • MLIS, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2002)
  • BA, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1982)
Awards and Honors:
  • UBIT Faculty Fellow; In recognition of my work with the UB CIO's office, especially in helping UBIT administrators and staff liaison with faculty members, I was awarded the title UBIT Faculty Fellow by UB VP-CIO, J. Brice Bible.; UB Office of the CIO; 2017-09-25;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Developing Curriculum Support for a Model for Information Literacy Instruction for Elementary School Students; Local; UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy; Awarded; (12/09/2014-12/09/2015)
Sponsored Research:
  • Spinal Ultrasound: Creating an Accredited Online Continuing Education Module for Practicing Anesthesiologists; University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia; Awarded; (07/01/2015-06/30/2017)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Nesset, V. (2016). A look at classification and indexing practices for elementary school children: Who are we really serving? The Indexer. [Invited article previously published in CAIS 2010 proceedings]
  • Nesset, V. (2015). Using empirical data to refine a model for information literacy instruction for elementary school students. Information Research.http://www.informationr.net/ir/20-1/isic2/isicsp14.html#.VW9ruOthjKA
Book Chapter:
  • Nesset, V. (2014). Depicting the intersection between information-seeking behavior and information literacy in the research process: A model. In Bilal, D. & Beheshti, J. (Eds.) New directions in childrens' and adolescents' information behavior research. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. 39-66.
Other:
  • Nesset, V. & Bible, B. (2018). Building understanding between users and designers through participatory design: The Bonded Design approach. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of iConference ’18: Transforming Digital Worlds, March 25-28, Sheffield, UK. (pp. 515-520). Springer Publishing.
  • Nesset, V. (2018). The Beginning, Acting, Telling (BAT) model: Integrating information-seeking research and information literacy research. In Proceedings of ALISE ’18: The Expanding LIS Education Universe, February 6-9, Denver, CO.
  • Fournie, I. & Nesset, V. (2017). An exploratory review of research on cancer pain and information-related needs: What (little) we know. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. 22(1). Retrieved from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-1/isic/isic1621.html.
  • Nesset, V. (2017). A Community of practice learning framework approach to teaching the foundations of library and information science. In Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, 17-20 January, Atlanta, Georgia. (Extended Abstract)
  • Nesset, V. (2017). Aligning a model for teaching information literacy to elementary school students to the Common Core curriculum. In Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, 17-20 January, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia. (Poster abstract)
  • Bowler, L., Nesset, V., Abramovich, S., & Julien, H. (2016). Investigating the Family as a Community of (Digital) Practice: Where Do We Go From Here? In D. H. Michels and A. Pollak (Eds.) Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS). 1-3 June, 2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Nesset, V. & Bible, B. (2018). Building understanding between users and designers through participatory design: The Bonded Design approach. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of iConference ’18: Transforming Digital Worlds, March 25-28, Sheffield, UK. (pp. 515-520). Springer Publishing.;
  • Nesset, V. & Bible, J. B. (2018). The Faculty IT Liaison Project: Bonding through learner-centered design. Emerging Learning Design: From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX), May 31 - June 1, Montclair University, Montclair, New Jersey.;
  • Nesset, V. (2018). The Beginning, Acting, Telling (BAT) model: Integrating information-seeking research and information literacy research. In Proceedings of ALISE ’18: The Expanding LIS Education Universe, February 6-9, Denver, CO.;
  • Nesset, V. Validating a model for information literacy instruction for elementary school students: A study. Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies, May 30 – June 1, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.;
  • Nesset, V. (2017). A Community of practice learning framework approach to teaching the foundations of library and information science. In Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, 17-20 January, Atlanta, Georgia. (Paper);
  • Nesset, V. (2017). Aligning a model for teaching information literacy to elementary school students to the Common Core curriculum. In Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, 17-20 January, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia. (Poster);
  • Nesset, V. (2017). Indexing for our users, not ourselves. Invited presentation at the Canadian Society of Indexers Conference, 2-3 June, Montreal, Quebec.;
  • Bowler, L., Nesset, V., Abramovich, S., & Julien, H. (In Press). Investigating the Family as a Community of (Digital) Practice: Where Do We Go From Here? In D. H. Michels and A. Pollak (Eds.) Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us: Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS). 1-3 June, 2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada;
  • Nesset, V. (2014). Using empirical data to refine a model for information literacy instruction for elementary school students. Information Seeking in Context Conference (ISIC): The Information Behaviour Conference, September 2-5, Leeds, United Kingdom;
Invited Lectures:
  • Nesset, V. (2015). Online or out-of-line? Mobile technologies in the classroom. Keynote speaker for Open Mic: What Am I Doing in your Classroom? Digital Challenges, UB Libraries, April 1, 2015. http://www.buffalo.edu/digitalchallenges/events/past-events/Open-Mic-What-Am-I-Doing-in-Your-Classroom.html;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Reviewer on Grant Panel, National Science Foundation
    04/01/2017-04/30/2017
  • Reviewer, Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference
    02/01/2017-02/28/2017
  • Reviewer, Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference
    02/01/2017-02/28/2017
  • Editor, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science
    11/01/2015-11/01/2019
  • Member of Editorial Board: Library and Information Science Research
    07/01/2015-06/30/2020
  • Book Reviews Editor, Education for Information
    02/01/2011-06/03/2015
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    Contact Information

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