UBIT Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor 10 Months
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
Digital Media and Learning; Literacy; Information Science; Information Literacy; Online and Distance Learning; Qualitative Research Methods
My research agenda focuses on two areas: 1) The intersection between information-seeking behavior and information literacy, specifically with elementary school students where I used empirical evidence attained through working directly with young students and teachers to design a process model – Beginning, Acting, Telling (BAT) for teaching information literacy knowledge and skills in the classroom. An added benefit of the model is the encouragement of meaningful collaboration between school librarians and teachers. 2) The development of the Faculty IT Liaison Program that uses participatory design methods to foster meaningful communication between UB faculty members and IT professional staff and to encourage innovation to better meet faculty technology needs. In recognition of my work with UBIT I have been awarded the title, “UBIT Faculty Fellow”. I am currently the editor of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science and on the editorial board of Library and Information Science Research.