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Adam Worrall

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
School of Library and Information Studies
3–15 Rutherford South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4
(780) 492–0179 | (587) 597–5838
worrall@ualberta.ca | adam@adamworrall.org
http://www.adamworrall.org

Research Interests

My research takes a social informatics perspective on the relationships and interactions between information-centric communities, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the information behaviour of their users. I am also interested in digital libraries, social media, online information sharing, and social and community theories in library and information science. My current focus is on the practice and support of information and knowledge sharing across the boundaries that may exist between communities (especially online), and the roles that boundary-spanning individuals and ICTs play in such sociotechnical practices, particularly in the contexts of everyday life.

Education

Ph.D. in Information Studies Aug 2009 - Aug 2014

School of Information (iSchool), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Dissertation: “The Roles of Digital Libraries as Boundary Objects Within and Across Social and Information Worlds.” Committee: Michelle M. Kazmer (chair), Gary Burnett, Sanghee Oh, Deborah J. Armstrong (university representative, Management Information Systems)

M.S. in Library and Information Studies (MSLIS) Aug 2006 - Apr 2008

College of Information (iSchool), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Specialized in Information Architecture and Information Organization.
  • Significant coursework in digital libraries, information organization and metadata, usability analysis, information behaviour, and research methods.

B.S. in Computer Science Aug 1999 - Dec 2002

College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

  • Graduated magna cum laude with University Honors.
  • Significant coursework in computer programming and information systems development theory and skills, including C, C++, Java, database concepts, and technical writing.

Publications

Journal articles (refereed, in press)

  • Huvila, I., Anderson, T. D., Jansen, E. H., McKenzie, P., & Worrall, A. (in press, 2017). Boundary objects in information science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/asi.23817 (Advances in Information Science series. Led by Huvila with others contributing equally.)

Journal articles (refereed, published)

  • Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Lee, D. J., Burnett, K., Burnett, G., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2017). Toward collaborator selection and determination of data ownership and publication authorship in research collaborations. Library and Information Science Research, 39(2), 85–97. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2017.03.004
  • Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Lee, D. J., Burnett, K., Burnett, G., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2015). Research project tasks, data, and perceptions of data quality in a condensed matter physics community. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(2), 246–263. doi:10.1002/asi.23177
  • Worrall, A., & Oh, S. (2013). The place of health information and socio-emotional support in social questioning and answering. Information Research, 18(3). http://informationr.net/ir/18–3/paper587.html
  • Oh, S., & Worrall, A. (2013). Health answer quality evaluation by librarians, nurses, and users in social Q&A. Library and Information Science Research, 35(4), 288–298. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2013.04.007
  • Hinnant, C. C., Stvilia, B., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2012). Author team diversity and the impact of scientific publications: Evidence from physics research at a national science lab. Library and Information Science Research, 34(4), 249–257. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2012.03.001
  • Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., Schindler, K., Worrall, A., Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2011). Composition of scientific teams and publication productivity at a national science lab. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(2), 270–283. doi:10.1002/asi.21464

Edited book chapters (refereed)

  • Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., Marty, P. F., Worrall, A., Knop, B., Hinnant, C. C., Stvilia, B., & Wu, S. (2014). Don’t tap on the glass, you’ll anger the fish! The information worlds of distributed scientific teams. In P. Fichman & H. Rosenbaum (Eds.), Social informatics: Past, present, and future (pp. 118–134). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conference papers (refereed)

  • Wu, S., Worrall, A., & Stvilia, B. (2016). Exploring data practices of the earthquake engineering community. In D. Fenske & J. Greenberg (Co-Chairs), iConference 2016 proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, March 20–23, 2016. Champaign, IL: iSchools. doi:10.9776/16187
  • Worrall, A. (2015). “Like a real friendship”: Translation, coherence, and convergence of information values in LibraryThing and Goodreads. In G. Olson (Chair), iConference 2015 proceedings, Newport Beach, CA, March 24–27, 2015. Champaign, IL: iSchools. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73641
  • Worrall, A. (2013). “Back onto the tracks”: Convergent community boundaries in LibraryThing and Goodreads. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: The Social Informatics of Information Boundaries, 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 2, 2013.
  • Worrall, A. (2013). Social digital libraries: Their roles within and across social worlds, information, worlds, and communities. In S. J. Cunningham & E. Rasmussen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium, JCDL 2013, the 13th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 55–62), Indianapolis, IN, July 22, 2013.
  • Oh, S., Yi, Y. J, & Worrall, A. (2012). Quality of health answers in social Q&A. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information, interaction, innovation: Celebrating the past, constructing the present and creating the future, Baltimore, MD, October 26–30, 2012. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.14504901075

Conference posters (refereed)

  • Worrall, A., Osolen, R., & Cappello, A. (2017). “How do I tell my advisor?”: Socio-emotional motivations for information sharing in Academia Stack Exchange. In A. Gruzd, J. Jacobson, & P. Mai (Chairs), Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety17), Toronto, ON, July 28–30, 2017. New York, NY: ACM.
  • Hyduk, A., & Worrall, A. (2016). “Shorts last Sunday, snow pants today”: Delving into the information values of immigrant and expatriate users of Twitter. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating knowledge, enhancing lives through information and technology, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14–18, 2016. Silver Spring, MD: Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301135 (Authors contributed equally.)
  • Worrall, A. (2016). Energizing engagement and motivation in information-centric online communities: LibraryThing, Goodreads, and the importance of boundary spanning. Poster presented at the 2016 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Annual Conference: Information Science in our Communities, Calgary, AB, June 1–3, 2016.
  • Worrall, A., & Hyduk, A. (2016). Information values, sharing, and cultural memory: Interactions with ICT use in an online immigrant community. In D. Fenske & J. Greenberg (Co-Chairs), iConference 2016 proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, March 20–23, 2016. Champaign, IL: iSchools. doi:10.9776/16505
  • Worrall, A. (2014). The roles of digital libraries as boundary objects within and across social and information worlds. Poster presented in the ALISE / Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Competition at the 2014 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 21–24, 2014.
  • Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Lee, D. J., Burnett, K., Burnett, G., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2013). Studying the data practices of a scientific community. In J. S. Downie & R. H. McDonald (Chairs), Proceedings of JCDL 2013, the 13th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 425–426), Indianapolis, IN, July 22–26, 2013. New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/2467696.2467781
  • Worrall, A. (2013). The role of digital libraries as boundary objects within and across communities. In W. Moen (Chair), iConference 2013 proceedings (pp. 707–711), Fort Worth, TX, February 12–15, 2013. Champaign, IL: iSchools. doi:10.9776/13327
  • Worrall, A., Oh, S., & Yi, Y. J. (2012). Quality evaluation of health answers in social Q&A: Socio-emotional support and evaluation criteria. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information, interaction, innovation: Celebrating the past, constructing the present and creating the future, Baltimore, MD, October 26–30, 2012. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.14504901315
  • Worrall, A., Marty, P. F., Roberts, J., Burnett, K., Burnett, G., Hinnant, C. C., Kazmer, M. M., Stvilia, B., & Wu, S. (2012). Observations of the lifecycles and information worlds of collaborative scientific teams at a national science lab. In J.-E. Mai (Chair), iConference 2012 proceedings (pp. 423–425), Toronto, ON, February 7–10, 2012. New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132234
  • Hinnant, C. C., Stvilia, B., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Burnett, K., Burnett, G., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2012). Data curation in scientific teams: An exploratory study of condensed matter physics at a national science lab. In J.-E. Mai (Chair), iConference 2012 proceedings (pp. 498–500), Toronto, ON, February 7–10, 2012. New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132263
  • Oh, S., Worrall, A., & Yi, Y. J. (2011). Quality evaluation of health answers in Yahoo! Answers: A comparison between experts and users. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 74th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Communication and information in society, technology and work, New Orleans, LA, October 9–12, 2011. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.2011.14504801269
  • Worrall, A. (2010). Supporting community-building in digital libraries: A pilot study of LibraryThing. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 73rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Navigating streams in an information ecosystem, Pittsburgh, PA, October 22–27, 2010. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.14504701389
  • Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., Schindler, K., Worrall, A., Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2010). Composition of scientific teams and publication productivity. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 73rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Navigating streams in an information ecosystem, Pittsburgh, PA, October 22–27, 2010. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.14504701304
  • Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., Marty, P. F., Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., & Worrall, A. (2010). Virtual scientific teams: Life-cycle formation and long-term scientific collaboration. In J. Unsworth (Chair), iConference 2010 proceedings (pp. 409–411), Champaign, IL, February 3–6, 2010. Champaign, IL: iSchools.

Journal and magazine articles (invited)

  • Worrall, A. (2017). Start small and keep building: Experiences in and advice for serving ASIS&T. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 43(3), 57–59. doi:10.1002/bul2.2017.1720430318
  • Fleischmann, K. R., Worrall, A., Anderson, T. D., Goggins, S., & Burnett, G. (2016). SIG CON Research Symposium: [Insert title here: Make sure to satisfy titular colonicity]. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 42(3), 33–35. (Humour / satire)
  • Worrall, A. (2013). Social digital libraries: Their roles within and across social worlds, information, worlds, and communities. Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, 9(2). Retrieved from http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v9n2/papers/worrall.pdf

Conference posters (non-refereed)

  • Worrall, A. (2012). Digital libraries as boundary objects across social and information worlds: A preliminary theoretical framework. Poster presented at the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, January 17–20, 2012.
  • Hinnant, C. C., Stvilia, B., Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., Marty, P. F., Schindler, K., & Worrall, A. (2011). Team diversity and the quality of scientific publications. Poster presented at the 2011 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, January 4–7, 2011.

Presentations

Talks (refereed)

  • Worrall, A. (2015). Not just for marshmallows: Implications of the theory of information worlds for cross-stream information sharing practices. Lightning talk presentation given at the 15th Annual ASIS&T SIG USE Research Symposium: Making Research Matter: Connecting Theory and Practice, 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 7, 2015.
  • Worrall, A. (2015). Encouraging and maintaining engagement in online communities: The importance of translation and coherence. In I. Arapakis, I. Lopatovska, & H. O’Brien (Eds.), iConference 2015 workshop proceedings: On the role of engagement in human information interaction: From research to implementation (pp. 18–20), Newport Beach, CA, March 24, 2015. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2429/53951
  • Worrall, A. (2014). The meta-context of information behavior: The importance of multiple lenses and mixed methods tension. Lightning talk presentation given at the 14th Annual ASIS&T SIG USE Research Symposium: Context in Information Behavior Research, 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 1, 2014.
  • Worrall, A. (2013). A boundary-centric approach to studying mobile information sharing. Ignite talk presentation given at the 13th Annual ASIS&T SIG USE Research Symposium: Information behavior on the Move: Information Needs, Seeking, and Use in the Era of Mobile Technologies, 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 2, 2013.

Panels (refereed)

  • Greyson, D., Quan-Haase, A., Cooke, N. L., & Worrall, A. (2016). Digital sociology and information science research. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating knowledge, enhancing lives through information and technology, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14 – 18, 2016. Silver Spring, MD: Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301002 (Organized by Greyson, moderated by Quan-Hasse, with others contributing equally.)
  • Huvila, I., Anderson, T. D., Jansen, E. H., McKenzie, P., Westbrook, L., & Worrall, A. (2014). Boundary objects in information science research: An approach for explicating connections between collections, cultures and communities. In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting collections, cultures, and communities, Seattle, WA, October 31 - November 5, 2014. Silver Spring, MD: Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/meet.2014.14505101003 (Led by Huvila with others contributing equally.)
  • Worrall, A., Koepfler, J. A., Vitak, J., Alemanne, N. D., Snyder, J., & Rosenbaum, H. (2013). Theory and the social nature of information. In W. Moen (Chair), iConference 2013 proceedings (pp. 1047–1050), Fort Worth, TX, February 12–15, 2013. Champaign, IL: iSchools. doi:10.9776/13384 (Led by myself with others contributing equally.)

Talks (invited)

  • Worrall, A. (2016). “They would not slag you off at all”: Translation and coherence of information values in online communities. Research and Scholarship Series presentation, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, March 16, 2016.
  • Worrall, A., & Yi, Y. J. (2011). Quality evaluation of health answers in Yahoo! Answers: A comparison between experts and users. Research-in-progress presentation, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, November 2, 2011. (Authors contributed equally.)

Panels (invited)

  • Mandel, L. H., Alemanne, N. D., Worrall, A., & Yu, C. (2012). Theoretical flamingos. Research panel session, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, March 14, 2012. (Led by Mandel with others contributing equally.)
  • Alemanne, N. D., Landbeck, C., & Worrall, A. (2011). Jumpstarting your career: Participation in academic & professional organizations. Panel session, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, September 14, 2011. (Authors contributed equally.)
  • Na, K., Whetstone, M., & Worrall, A. (2011). Research questions. Research panel session, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, January 19, 2011. (Authors contributed equally.)
  • Kazmer, M. M. (speaker), Worrall, A., & Smith, P. (respondents) (2009). At the boundaries of the iField: Virtual organizations and the Mag Lab. Research colloquium, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, October 28, 2009.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor Aug 2015 - present

School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Adjunct Professor Aug 2014 - May 2015

School of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Doctoral Student Aug 2009 - Aug 2014

School of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Lead Graduate Instructor Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2009 - Dec 2009; Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2010 - Aug 2012

Research Experience

Funded

Jul 2016 - present Exploring Socio-Emotional Motivations, Information Sharing, and Community Coherence in Stack Exchange Academia
  • Looks to further our understanding of the social and emotional reasons and motivations that lead users to ask and answer questions and otherwise participate, interact, and share information on social questioning-and-answering sites.
  • Employing content analysis, a survey, and semi-structured interviews to explore users’ socio-emotional motivations and the influence of these motivations on the potential coherence of communities around their questioning, answering, and interactions in the Academia section of Stack Exchange, a social Q&A site for academics and higher education students.
  • Analysis draws from the literature on socio-emotional motivations, Burnett and Jaeger’s theory of information worlds, and the concept of coherence from Star’s boundary object theory.
  • Funded through a Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) Grant provided by the University of Alberta Faculty of Education.
Sep 2015 - presentImmigrants’ Information Values, Sharing, and Cultural Memory: Interactions with ICT Use in an Online Community
  • Collaborative research with Alyssa Hyduk (research assistant Sep 2015 - Aug 2016 and MLIS student) investigating how the information and communication technologies used by immigrant and expatriate members of an online community interact with the information values and information sharing behaviours of community members and the cultural memory established by the community.
  • Drawing on Burnett and Jaeger’s theory of information worlds and key concepts from literature on cultural memory.
  • Partially funded through a Start Up Grant provided by the University of Alberta Faculty of Education.
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014 The Roles of Digital Libraries as Boundary Objects Within and Across Social and Information Worlds
  • Dissertation research focused on the roles that two digital libraries, LibraryThing and Goodreads, play as boundary objects in facilitating translation, coherence, and convergence in pre-existing and new emergent communities.
  • Drew on Star’s boundary object theory, Strauss’s social worlds framework, and Burnett and Jaeger’s theory of information worlds.
  • Three roles were identified:
    1. establishing community and organizational structure;
    2. facilitating users’ sharing of information values; and
    3. building and maintaining social ties, networks, and community culture.
  • Funded by a Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and a Florida State University Esther Maglathlin Doctoral Research Scholarship.
Jan 2011 - Apr 2013 Quality Evaluation of Health Answers in Social Q&A: A Comparison Between Health Reference Librarians, Nurses, and Questioners
  • Collaborative research with Sanghee Oh (PI) and Yong Jeong Yi that investigated the influence of social media in and on health information seeking and sharing behaviours.
  • Compared health reference librarians, nurses, and questioners’ quality evaluations of answers to questions on Yahoo! Answers, a social Q&A Web site.
  • Found both objective and subjective strategies have a place in the seeking, sharing, and evaluation of information.
  • Funded by a Florida State University First Year Assistant Professor (FYAP) grant awarded to Sanghee Oh.
  • Project Web site: http://socialqa.cci.fsu.edu/hae.html.
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012 Virtual Scientific Teams: Life-Cycle Formation and Long-Term Scientific Collaboration
  • Graduate research assistant for this National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2½ year project (#0942855) with numerous Florida State University iSchool faculty under the leadership of Kathy Burnett (PI).
  • Aimed to identify what social and organizational factors best support the transition from short-term, experiment focused, virtual scientific collaborations to long-term productive, innovative programs of scientific research.
  • Found successful juggling of, bridging between, and adapting to multiple communities and lifecycles increases the likelihood of a team’s successful transition.

Unfunded

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010 Supporting Community-Building in Digital Libraries: A Pilot Study of LibraryThing
  • Piloted a survey instrument to measure the level of support provided by the LibraryThing digital library for community-building behaviours and activities by its users, under the guidance of Besiki Stvilia, as a first step towards my research goals.
  • While only a pilot study with concomitant limitations, some interesting findings were nevertheless uncovered, discussed in my poster presented at ASIS&T 2010 (see above). My dissertation further explored these issues.

Teaching Experience

University of Alberta Sep 2015 - present

Assistant Professor
  • Digital Libraries (LIS 538) Winter 2018
    • Graduate IT elective.
  • Human Information Interaction (LIS 598; special topics) Winter 2017
    • Graduate elective.
  • Technology, Information, and Society (LIS 598; special topics) Winter 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Graduate IT elective.
  • Foundations of Library and Information Studies (LIS 501) Fall 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Graduate core; two sections.
Course Development
  • Technology, Information, and Society (LIS 598; special topics) Sep 2015 - present
    • Developed course outline / syllabus, readings, and assignments for a special topics course on the critical analysis of technology and information in our society.
    • The course educates students in critical and interdisciplinary examination, from human and social perspectives, of technology in the context of libraries and information organizations and of the complex relationships between technology, information, and society.

Florida State University Aug 2009 - May 2015

Adjunct Professor / Graduate Lead Instructor
  • Technologies for Information Professionals (LIS 3353) Spring 2015; Spring 2014; Fall 2013
    • Undergraduate core.
    • Supervised a teaching assistant Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
  • Information Science (LIS 3267) Spring 2015
    • Undergraduate core.
  • Information Technology Project (LIS 4910) Fall 2014
    • Undergraduate capstone.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Information, Technology, and Older Adults (LIS 5916) Summer 2013
    • Graduate elective.
    • Helped choose readings and develop syllabus before and after this first offering of the course.
  • Information Systems and Services (LIS 3706) Spring 2013
    • Undergraduate core.
    • Led and facilitated weekly lab sessions.
  • Assessing Information Needs (LIS 5203) Fall 2012
    • Graduate core.
    • Led one class session on theories & paradigms in information behaviour research.
  • Technical Communication for Information Professionals (LIS 3021) Fall 2012
    • Undergraduate core.
    • Led weekly lab sessions.
  • Digital Libraries (LIS 5472) Fall 2009
    • Graduate recommended elective.
    • Led one class session on social aspects of digital libraries.
  • Information Security (LIS 5916) Fall 2009
    • Graduate recommended elective.
    • Led one class session on access control.
    • Helped choose readings.
Course Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods May 2010 - Aug 2010
    • Developed, in collaboration with Michelle M. Kazmer and Gary Burnett, a proposed syllabus for a new doctoral seminar at the FSU iSchool in qualitative research methods as an outgrowth of a directed independent study (DIS).
    • Included writing objectives, selecting suitable readings, and determining appropriate assignments for students.
    • After additional feedback, suggestions, and minor modifications by Kazmer and Burnett, the syllabus is now in use at the FSU iSchool.

Invited Guest Lectures

  • Communities, Technologies, and Information Sharing Oct 2015
    • School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
      • Foundations of LIS (LIS 501, Michael McNally).
  • Social Digital Libraries Nov 2011
    • School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
      • Digital Libraries (INFO 6840, Anatoliy Gruzd).
      • Via Skype.

Professional Experience

Social Media Contributor Aug 2014 - Sep 2015

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Silver Spring, MD

  • Contributed to and assisted in maintaining ASIS&T social media venues, including the ASIS&T blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
  • Promoted and encouraged engagement with ASIS&T HQ, SIG, and Chapter activities through social media venues.
  • Helped coordinate with Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Chapters on social media efforts.
  • Assisted with surveys on social media use and ASIS&T’s online presence.

Library Intern Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Miami Regional Library, Miami, FL

  • Evaluated, analyzed, and improved usability of digital library Web site interface; upgraded and secured database system and restored access to often-requested digital collections; digitized gray literature and scientific data; provided basic reference and customer services to patrons.

Information Technology and Systems Consultant May 2003 - Aug 2006

Self-employed, Miami, FL

  • Analyzed and resolved issues with users’ computer software and hardware drivers; installed hardware equipment and set up associated software; assisted and educated clients in using computers, information systems, and the Internet, solving information and technology problems.

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Colloquia

CSST 2016 Summer Research Institute Jun 2016

Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems, Stevenson, WA, June 27 – July 1, 2016

  • Invited to be part of a group of inter- and trans-disciplinary junior scholars studying the design and use of sociotechnical systems. The Institute included mentoring, peer networking, and skill building to help participants identify substantive ways that sociotechnical theories, approaches, and tools can advance their work with the design and understanding of critical sociotechnical systems.

ASIS&T 2015 Doctoral Seminar Nov 2015

78th Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 10, 2015

  • Part of a group of top candidates from ASIS&T’s dissertation and dissertation proposal competitions, meeting and discussing with primary mentor Ken Fleischmann and engaging in group interaction with other mentors and candidates about my research, teaching, service, and career objectives.

IR 14 Doctoral Colloquium Oct 2013

14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Denver, CO, October 23, 2013

  • Discussed my research, challenges, and career progression with senior scholars and doctoral students in the interdisciplinary field of Internet studies.
  • Mentored by Meghan Dougherty and Lori Kendall.

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Beta Phi Mu Jul 2013

  • Competitive fellowship awarded to library and information science doctoral students completing their dissertation research.
  • One of six students awarded for 2013–14.

JCDL 2013 Doctoral Consortium Jul 2013

13th ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Indianapolis, IN, July 22, 2013

  • Presented paper titled Social digital libraries: Their roles within and across social worlds, information, worlds, and communities on my dissertation research-in-progress, and discussed my research agenda with faculty, practitioners, and doctoral students in the field of digital library research.

Esther Maglathlin Doctoral Research Scholarship, Florida State University Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

  • Competitive scholarship offered by the FSU School of Library and Information Studies and the Esther Maglathlin Trust, awarded to doctoral students completing individual or collaborative research.

College Teaching Fellowship, Florida State University Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

  • Competitive university-wide fellowship awarded based on academic achievement and recommendations.
  • Served as a teaching assistant as part of fellowship (see above).

Academic and Professional Service

Organizational Affiliations

  • Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) May 2016 – present
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Jul 2013 - present
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Dec 2010 - present
    • Member, New Faculty SIG
  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Feb 2010 - present
    • Member, SIG SI (Social Informatics), DL (Digital Libraries), USE (Info Needs, Seeking, & Use)
  • American Library Association (ALA) Sep 2008 - present

Organizational Service

  • Social Chair, ASIS&T SIG SI Oct 2016 - present
  • Elections Committee, ASIS&T SIG SI Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Jury Member, ASIS&T SIG USE Travel Awards Jul 2016 – Oct 2016
  • 2016 Symposium Committee, ASIS&T SIG SI (jointly with SIG USE) Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Communications Officer, ASIS&T SIG SI Oct 2012 – Nov 2015
  • Jury Member, ASIS&T SIG SI Social Informatics Best Paper Award 2014
  • Jury Member, ASIS&T SIG SI Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award 2013
  • Jury Member, ASIS&T James M. Cretsos Leadership Award 2013
  • Member, Task Force on ASIS&T Web Presence Jan 2013 – Dec 2014
  • Secretary, ASIS&T SIG SI Oct 2011 – Oct 2012
  • Secretary, Beta Phi Mu, Gamma Chapter (at FSU) Jan 2010 – Dec 2011

University Service

University of Alberta
  • Chair, SLIS Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries Committee Jul 2016 - present
  • Member, Faculty of Education Technology Advisory Board Jul 2016 - present
  • Member, Faculty of Education HT Coutts Library Advisory Committee Sep 2015 - present
  • Member, SLIS Assistant Professor Search Committee Nov 2016 – Apr 2017
  • Member, SLIS Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Member, SLIS Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries Committee Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Florida State University
  • Student Facilitator, FSU iSchool Agraphia writing support group Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
  • Doctoral Student Representative, FSU iSchool Doctoral Program Committee Oct 2010 - Aug 2012
  • Representative, Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
    • Vice Chair, COGS Academics and Student Life Committee Dec 2010 - Jul 2011

Theses and Dissertation Committees

  • Member, Alyssa Hyduk (MLIS) Jun 2016 – present
    • The Formation of Cultural Memory of the “War on Terror” Through the Medium of Videogames
  • External Reader, Fatima K. Espinoza Vasquez (PhD, Syracuse University iSchool) May 2016
    • The Role of ICTs in Social Movements: The Case of the Honduran National Front Against the Coup
  • Member, Andrea Johnston (MLIS / MA, Humanities Computing) October 2015 - April 2016
    • Walking with the Archives: Mapping Newfoundland Identity Through Ghost Stories and Folklore

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology June 2017 - present

Peer Reviewer for

Journals Last review
  • Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science Apr 2017
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology Apr 2017
  • Library and Information Research Mar 2017
  • ACM Transactions on Social Computing Jan 2017
  • Aslib Journal of Information Management Feb 2016
  • Journal of Information Science Feb 2016
  • New Media and Society Oct 2015
  • PLOS ONE Oct 2015
  • Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Jul 2015
  • New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia Nov 2014
  • Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Mar 2012
  • Journal of Internet and Information Systems Dec 2011
Conferences
  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 - 2017
  • iConference 2012 - 2017
  • International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) 2015
  • Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2013
    • (Social Networking and Communities mini-track)
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2012
    • (Social Theory in IS mini-track)

Grants

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; external reviewer) Feb 2017

Honours and Awards

Honour Societies

  • Beta Phi Mu Inducted Oct 2008
    • Active member, Gamma Chapter (FSU) Jun 2008 - present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Apr 2008 - present
  • Florida State University Fellows Society Aug 2009 - Aug 2014
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Inducted Sep 2001
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UCF chapter) Inducted Apr 2001
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (UCF chapter) Inducted Aug 2000

Other Honours and Awards

  • ASIS&T James M. Cretsos Leadership Award Oct 2016
  • FSU iSchool Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2013–14 Apr 2014
  • FSU iSchool Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2012–13 Apr 2013
  • Nominated for FSU Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2011–12 Apr 2012
  • FSU iSchool College Leadership Award, 2010–11 Apr 2011