University at Buffalo

Heidi Julien (she/her)

Heidi Julien

Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


Specialty/Research Focus

Information Science; Library Science; Information behavior; Information practices; Information literacy; Digital literacy; Misinformation; 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. I am also 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:
  • 2021 Service to ALISE Award; Association for Library and Information Science Education; 2021-05-17;
  • GSE STAR Award for Research; Graduate School of Education; 2021-05-07;
  • 2020 Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research Award; Association for Information Science and Technology, SIG-USE; 2020-10-24;
  • Appointment as "Research Associate"; University of Pretoria; 2020-04-14;
  • Best Conference Paper Award; Canadian Association for Information Science; 2019-06-02;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Detlor, B., Julien, H., La Rose, T., & Serenko, A., (2022). Community-led digital literacy training: Toward a theoretical model. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1002/asi.24639
  • Gross, M., Julien, H., & Latham, D. (2022). Librarian views of the ACRL Framework and the impact of COVID-19 on information literacy instruction in community colleges. Library and Information Science Research 44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2022.101151
  • Julien, H., Gerstle, D., Detlor, B., La Rose, T., & Serenko, A. (2022). Digital literacy training in Canada: Defining and measuring success. Library Quarterly 92(1). https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/717233
  • Julien, H., Gerstle, D., Detlor, B., La Rose, T., & Serenko, A. (2021). “It’s just core public works” Digital literacy training for Canadians. Library Quarterly 91(4). https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/715918.
Other:
  • Detlor, B., Julien, H., La Rose, T., & Serenko. A. (2020). An exploratory investigation of digital literacy training programs led by public libraries and other local community organizations. MDTRC (McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre) Working Paper Series. http://hdl.handle.net/11375/25935
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Information is power: Digital literacy and misinformation. Keynote address to Information Without Borders Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, February 9.;
Conferences:
  • Julien, H., Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2021). Instruction from the margins: Giving voice to community college librarians. Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, June [online]. Refereed.;
  • VanScoy, A., Julien, H., & Harding, A. (2021). Integration of information behavior theory, models and concepts into basic reference courses: A survey. Presented as a juried paper to the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, September 21-23 [online]. Refereed;
  • Latham, D., Gross, M., & Julien, H. (2020). Information literacy in transition: Self-perceptions of community college students. Presented as a juried paper to the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-23. [moved online];
  • Latham, D., Gross, M., & Julien, H. (2021). “Just the most useful thing ever”: Community college students talk about their information literacy needs. Paper prsented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, March 26, 2021 [online].;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Conceptions of Expertise Among Librarians through a Gender Lens; Local; UB Gender Institute; Awarded; (01/01/2022-12/31/2022)
  • Precarity and Information Marginalization: Exploring How Academic Casualization Complicates Workplace Information Practices; Federal; Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant; Awarded; (07/15/2021-05/31/2023)
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; Annual Review of Information Science and Technology
    04/25/2022-04/28/2025
  • Editorial Board; Public Library Quarterly
    08/24/2020-08/25/2025
  • Editorial Board; Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
    01/01/2020-12/01/2022
  • Editorial Board; Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology
    01/01/2020-12/01/2025
  • 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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