University at Buffalo

Amy VanScoy

Amy VanScoy

Associate Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


Specialty/Research Focus

Information Science; Library Science; Information behavior; Information practices; Diversity; Global Issues; 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:
  • VanScoy, A., Julien, H., & Harding, A. (2022). Integration of information behavior into reference and information services education: A syllabus study. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.
  • Bright, K., & VanScoy, A. (2021). The head nod: Realizing the value of a diverse research team (Research Outtake). Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue. 23(2)
  • VanScoy, A. (2021). Using Q methodology to understand conflicting conceptualizations of reference and information service. Library & Information Science Research 43(3).
  • Hicks, D., Cavanagh, M., & VanScoy, A. (2020). Social network analysis: An approach for understanding public libraries and their communities. Library & Information Science Research, 42(3).
  • VanScoy, A., Thomson, L., Hartel, J. (2020). Applying theory in practice: The Serious Leisure Perspective and public library programming. Library & Information Science Research.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • VanScoy, A. (November 2021). Panel for Methods for investigating and making real-world impact with human information behavior and practices research. ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.;
Conferences:
  • Rath, L., VanScoy, A., & Germaine, C. (June 2021). How can theory help us be better librarians? A panel discussion. State University of New York Librarians’ Association Annual Conference, online.;
  • VanScoy, A. Jones, K.M.L., Bright, K, Harding, A, & Vedak, S. (September 2021). Sustaining an ethical digital learning environment: Perceptions of student privacy among faculty, librarians, and instructional designers. Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, online.;
  • Vanscoy, A., Julien, H., & Harding, A. (November 2021). Theory into practice: Information behavior in pre-service education for information service roles. Association of Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.;
  • Vanscoy, A., Julien, H., & Harding, A. (October 2021). Integration of information behavior theory, models and concepts into basic reference courses: A survey. Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting, online.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Identifying Opportunities for Retention of BIPOC Librarians Using Survival Analysis; Federal; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Awarded; (09/01/2021-08/31/2024)
  • 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
    01/01/2014-05/28/2022
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editorial Board; Journal of Library and Information Science Education
    01/01/2022-12/31/2024
  • Editorial Board; Library and Information Science Research
    06/01/2018-05/01/2020

Contact Information

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