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Deborah K. Barreau
Associate Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599

206 Manning Hall


Ph.D., Library and Information Services, University of Maryland at College Park, May 1997.
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986.
M.A.T., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973.
B.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1971.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002-Present)

Dr. Barreau teaches courses related to organizational behavior, communication, and technology to graduates and undergraduates in the school. She conducts research in organizational communication, personal information management, and in the use of information systems within organizations.

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University (1997-2002)

Dr. Barreau had responsibility for teaching courses related to information systems, systems analysis, database management, and digital libraries within the school. Dr. Barreau advised students, served on school and university-wide committees, and served as faculty sponsor for the student chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&t).

Senior Project Manager and Systems Analyst, Aspen Systems Corporation (1988-1997)

As a Senior Project Manager, responsibilities included budgeting, staffing, and monitoring computer support for the National Criminal Justice Reference (NCJRS) Service, Aspen's largest project. She served as the liaison between project staff and clients and oversaw technical support requirements; provided periodic evaluation, and technical review on the development and implementation of information systems. She developed the requirements and design specifications for local area networks (LAN) and oversaw the operational migration from a mainframe environment to a PC-LAN configuration supporting all project functions. She served as project manager for the introduction of corporate-wide Internet services, and directed the design and development of NCJRS Internet applications. She served as consultant to the Food and Nutrition Service to develop a text management system, developed a risk analysis and contingency plan for NCJRS and an integrated information system for ACCESS ERIC.

Systems Librarian, Manderino Library, California University of Pennsylvania (1987-1988)

A systems librarian, Dr. Barreau implemented Manderino Library's online catalog and developed specifications for authority control and database clean-up. She also served as liaison to the university's technology committee and to the state-wide university system.

Graduate Assistant, Audiovisual Services at the Health Sciences Library, and Computer Services Manager, School of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1984-1987)

Designed an automated reserve system, compiled bibliographies, co-edited the UNC Division of Health Affairs Audiovisual Union List, and established a system for evaluating the reference collection for the Health Sciences Library. As computer services manager at the Graduate School of Library Science, provided technical assistance to students and faculty and operated laboratory facilities.

Teacher, Department Chair, Orange County Schools, Hillsborough, N.C. (1973-1984)

Teacher, and later Department Chair for social sciences, Orange Senior High School.


Outstanding Teacher Award, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, 2004 and 2008

Outstanding Information Science Teacher, American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2002.

Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant Recipient, Special Libraries Association, 2002

Beta Phi Mu honorary society, inducted 1987.

Dean's Achievement Award for Best Master's Paper (technical paper), 1986 (awarded 1987).


Books and Chapters

Barreau, D. (1997). Information Systems for Organizations and the Problem of Ephemeral Information. Doctoral thesis, University of Maryland at College Park.

Barreau, D. K. (1989). "Microcomputers in Libraries: Planning for Effective Use." In Gerard McCabe (Ed.), Operations Handbook for the Small Academic Library, 165-175. New York: Greenwood Press.

Refereed Papers/Articles

Barreau, D., O’Neill, L., and Stevens, A. (2009). Research and Practice: What are we teaching about Personal Information Management? (refereed poster, accepted for ASIST 2009 Annual Meeting)

Barreau, D., Rathbun-Grubb, S., and Marshall, J. (2009). The Changing Terrain of Special Librarianship: A Report from the WILIS Study. (one of 9 contributed papers accepted for presentation at the annual conference of SLA, presented June 15, 2009).

Marshall, J.G., Morgan, J.C., Marshall, V.W., Barreau, D.,  Moran, B., Solomon, P., Rathbun-Grubb, S., Thompson, C.A.(2009). Workforce issues in library and information science (WILIS): Using an alumni survey to better prepare students in the digital age. Association of Library and Information Science Educators Annual Conference (contributed, juried papers).

Barreau, D., Capra, R., Dumais, S., Jones, W., and Quinones-Perez, M. (2008). “Keeping,
Refinding, and Sharing of Personal Information.” Special Issue of ACM Transactions of Information Systems, 26 (4) September. (Edited special issue, wrote introduction.)

Barreau, D. (2008). “From Novice to Expert: Personal Information Management Behaviors in Learning Contexts.” Concept paper for Personal Information Management Workshop, CHI’2008, Florence, Italy.

Barreau, D. (2007). "The Persistence of Behavior and Form in the Organization of Personal Information." (accepted August 6, 2007 for publication in Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology)

Barreau, D., Crystal, A., Greenberg, J., Sharma, A., Conway, M., Oberlin, J., Shoffner, M., and Seiberling, S. (2006). Augmenting memory for student learning: Designing a context-aware capture system for biology education. Poster accepted for 2006 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology.

Barreau, D. (2006). Personal Information Management in Context. Short Paper, presented at the 2006 ACM SIGIR Workshop on Personal Information Management: Now that We’re Talking, What are We Learning in Seattle, Washington, August 10-11, 2006

Barreau, D. (2005). "Listserv as Boundary Object: Implications for Personal Information Management and Organizational Learning." Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Knowledge Management, Suliman Hawamdeh (Ed.), Knowledge Management: Nurturing Culture, Innovation and Technology, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pages 377-383.

Barreau, D. (2005). "Integration of Information Professionals in the Newsroom: Two Organizational Models for Research Services." Library & Information Science Research, 27 (3): 325-345.

Barreau, D., Su, C., and Spurgin, K. (2004). "Vertical Integration in the Statistical Knowledge Network." (poster) Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 24-26, 2004: 383-384. Seattle, Washington: Digital Government Research Center.

Barreau, D. (2002). "Laying the Foundation for a Virtual Department." In ASIST 2002, Information, Connections and Community, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, November 18-21, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Barreau, D. (2001). "Information Systems and Collection Development in Public Libraries." Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 25: 263-279.

Barreau, D.K. (2001). "Making Do: Transaction Systems in Organizations." Library and Information Science Research, 23: 27-43.

Barreau, D. (2000). "Distance Learning: Beyond Content." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 41 (2): 79-93.

Barreau, D. K. (1995). "Context as a Factor in Personal Information Management Systems." Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 46, 327-339.

Barreau, D. K. (1988). "Using Performance Measures to Implement an Online Catalog," Library Resources & Technical Services, 32, 312-322.

Refereed Unpublished Oral Presentations (Panels were reviewed, selected)

"Personal Digital Libraries," co-organized and moderated panel for November 2006 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology in Austin, Texas.

"Digital Library Education and Training," organized and moderated panel for November 2004 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology in Providence, Rhode Island.

"A Case for User Studies (in context) Driving PIM Development," panel presentation for November 2003 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science in Long Beach, California.

"Largest Library: Implications for Educating Professionals", panel presentation for November 2000 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science in Chicago, Illinois.

"Digital Libraries: Technical Competencies for Professionals", panel presentation for the annual meeting of the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, San Antonio, Texas, January 2000.

Articles/Papers in Unrefereed Journals or other venues

Barreau, D. (2009). “Personal information management, not just personal information retrieval” – Observatorio for El Profesional de la Informacion. Invited editorial.

Barreau, D., Greenberg, J., Crystal, A. & Sharma, A. (2006). Personal information management in a learning context. Poster for ACM SIG-IR Workshop on Personal Information Management.

Greenberg, J., Oberlin, J., and Barreau, D. (2006). Memex metadata (M2) for personal educational portfolios. Poster for the Microsoft Faculty Summit, spring 2006.

Barreau, D. (2004). "The New Information Professional: Vision and Practice [Brief Report]." Information Outlook, 8 (4): 31-35.

Barreau, D. (2001). "The Hidden Costs of Implementing and Maintaining Information Systems." The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 14 (4): 207-212.

Nardi, B. and Barreau, D. (1997) "Finding and Reminding Revisited" Association of Computing Machinery SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (January), 76-78.

Barreau, D. and Nardi, B. (1995) "Finding and Reminding: File organization from the Desktop" Association of Computing Machinery SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (July), 39-43. [frequently cited]

Tonneson, C., Barreau, D., McGoff, K. and Eslinger, C. (1994). "Collaborative Learning in the Virtual Classroom: Can it Overcome the Limitations of Distance?" University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, Technical Report.

Technical Reports

Barreau, D. (2003). The New Information Professional: Vision and Practice. School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina, TR-2003-04, August 2003. Funded by SLA 2002 Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant.

Book Reviews (for scholarly journals)

Barreau, D. (2001), reviewed Knowledge in a Social World by Alvin I. Goldman, for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 52 (1): 80-81.

Barreau, D. (2000), reviewed Information Management for the Intelligent Organization: The Art of Scanning the Environment by Chun Wei Choo, for Library & Information Science Research, 22 (3): 343-345.

Other Presentations

"This Conversation is Being Blogged: Our Lives, Online, All the Time, in the Trend toward Lifelogging," panel, UNC-CH, Wilson Library, March 29, 2007. Organized by the student chapter of ASIS&T, but open to the University community.

"Organizational Challenges: Communication, Records, and Personal Information Management," New York Public Library, Leadership Academy, February 2, 2006 (invited speaker).

"Goldspiel Research Report: The New Information Professional: Vision and Practice," Annual Meeting of the Special Libraries Association, June 7, 2004, in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Drudgery: When Information Systems Don't Meet Organizational Needs" University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School of Information and Library Science, March 1997.

"Managing Electronic Files in Working Environments" University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Services, May 1996.

"Finding and Reminding: How People Use the Desktop" Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland, 12th Annual Symposium and Open House, 1995.

"How Do Users Organize Their Files and Directories?" Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland, 11th Annual Symposium and Open House, 1994.

"Technical Assistance Via BBS: A Federal System," National Conference on Criminal Justice Electronic Bulletin Boards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991.

"Effectiveness Study of Patron Satisfaction: A Statistical Analysis of Library Use," Delaware Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990.


  • Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness, INLS 285 (formerly INLS 55)
  • Human Information Interactions, INLS 500 (formerly INLS 180)
  • Personal Information Management, INLS 410-078
  • Information Communication Technologies, Organizations and Knowledge Management, INLS 210-078
  • Management for Information Professionals, INLS 131
  • Database Management, LSC 740 (at Catholic University)
  • System Analysis and Evaluation, LSC 741 (at Catholic University)
  • Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers, LSC 555 (at Catholic University)
  • Library Automation and Project Management, LSC 742 (at Catholic University)
  • Digital Library Foundations, LSC 875 (at Catholic University)
  • Telecommunications, LSC 880 (at Catholic University)
  • System Analysis and Design, INLS 60 (Spring 1997)
  • Information Tools, INLS 102 (Summer 1988)


WILIS2, PI: Joanne Marshall, Victor Marshall; Co-Investigators: Barbara Moran, Paul Solomon, Mark Winston, and Deborah Barreau [IMLS, 2007, awarded $566,385 over 3 years].

NSF Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Grant proposal under development, amount $150,000 (with Jane Greenberg and John Oberlin, submitted May 2006, not funded).

Information and Library Science and the Aging Workforce (WILIS). PI: Joanne Marshall, Victor Marshall, Co-Investigators: Barbara Moran, Paul Solomon, Deborah Barreau and Sheila Cref, [IMLS, December 15, 2004, amount awarded is approximately $800,000 over 3 years]

Organizational Properties of Collaboratories, grant in process under NSF STI Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes. Principal investigator, $31,414.52, was not awarded due to limited funding.

Collaboratory on the Dynamics of Science and Engineering (cooperative grant, University of Pittsburgh is lead, submitted to NSF on March 29, 2004, $1,245,834, PI: Deborah Barreau, Co-investigators: Gary Marchionini and Barbara Wildemuth (not awarded).

GovStat Project, $5,000, summer 2003, principal investigator for a study of vertical integration between state and Federal agricultural agencies. Resulted in a peer-reviewed poster for Digital Government 2004.

Special Libraries Association, Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant (2002-2003), $10, 955; Principal Investigator. Resulted in technical report, "The New Information Professional: Vision and Practice," a brief paper for Information Outlook, a presentation at the SLA 2004 annual meeting, and a paper for Library & Information Science Research.

Hitachi Foundation (1999-2000), $100,000, Evaluator, "International Virtual Institute for Historical Studies of Mathematics." Resulted in a peer-reviewed conference paper, "Laying the Foundation for a Virtual Department," Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, 2002. Principal Investigator: Ronald Calinger.

Catholic University Faculty Research Grant (1998), $1,000, Principal Investigator. "The Role of Technology in Collection Development." Resulted in a peer-reviewed paper for Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services.

Engineering Information Foundation (1998-1999), $85,000, Program Co-director. "Gateways in Engineering" project to encourage high school girls to follow careers in science and technology. Program Director and Principal Investigator: Corinna Lathan.

Professional Service

Professional Affiliation and Activities

American Society for Information Science and Technology, 1988 to present.
  • Special Interest Group(s): HCI, USE, DL, MGT
  • Local arrangements committee for annual meeting, 1989 and 1991
  • Jury for panel presentations, 1998 annual meeting
  • Leadership Committee, 2002-present
  • Jury for Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2002
  • Organized panel session for annual meeting on organizational interfaces, 2003
  • Reviewed papers for publication in JASIST, 2002-2003, 2006, 2007
  • Panel, Personal Information Management, 2003 annual meeting
  • Organized panel session for annual meeting on LIS education for digital libraries,2004 and moderated contributed papers session
  • Reviewed panels, posters, and contributed papers for 2005, 2006, and 2007 annual meetings
  • Webmaster for SIG-MGT, 2005-present
  • Chair-elect for SIG-DL, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Outstanding Information Science Teacher Jury, 2007
ACM Association for Computing, 1995 to present.
  • Special Interest Group: Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)
  • Reviewed papers for publication in Computing Surveys, and Communications of the ACM
  • Program Committee, Designing and Evaluating Interfaces to Support Exploratory Search Interaction, SIGCHI 2007 Workshop, April 2007, San Jose
  • Co-editor, Transactions on Information Systems, Special Issue on the Finding and Refinding of Personal Information (in process)
Association for Library and Information Science Education, 1997 to present
  • Participated on panel, new faculty, on Digital Libraries, Philadelphia, 1998
  • Conference committee to review papers for submission, 2006 meeting
Investigative Reporters & Editors, 2003-5
  • Attended Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in March 2003 for additional contacts related to the SLA/Goldspiel grant.
Special Libraries Association, 2004-
  • Research Committee, 2007-2009 (beginning a two-year term)
Institute of Museum & Library Services
  • Served on a panel to evaluate grant applications, Washington, DC, 2003

Invited participant, "News Libraries in Crisis," a summit on news libraries presented at the School of Information & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, November 16-17, 2001.

Reviewed papers for AMIA, 2006

Reviewed papers for Information Processing & Management, 2007

University Activities

Elected to Faculty Council, spring 2005 for 3-year term (ends spring 2008).

Advisory committee for Health Sciences Library Collaboratory, 2004-2005

Search committee for Dean, School of Information and Library Science, 2003-2004.

Committee to evaluate the Social Sciences library for the Sociology and Political Science departments, 2003.

Ad hoc committee to produce Outcomes Assessment Plan, Catholic University, 2001.

Search committee for Dean, School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University, 1998-1999.

School Activities

Committee to select Outstanding Staff Award, Spring 2007.

SILS Undergraduate Committee, 2006-2007.

Faculty advisor, International Program at Oxford University, United Kingdom, Summer 2006.

Committee to select Outstanding Teaching Award winner, 2005 and 2006.

Appointed to Administrative Board for SILS for 2004-2007 term.

SILS Personnel Committee, 2002-2003, and 2005-2006.

SILS Salary Committee, 2004-2005, 2005-2006.

SILS Master's Committee, 2003-2004.

Advisory Board for the "Managing the Digital Desktop" project, Dr. Helen Tibbo (PI), funded by the National Historic Preservation and Records Commission, 2002-2004.

GovStat project participant, 2002-2005.
Govstat Help Symposium, January 2005, participant.

Chair, Technology Committee, Catholic University, 1999-2001.

Curriculum Committee, Catholic University, 1997-2002.


Undergraduate senior honors thesis (chaired committee)

John Walker (Spring 2006), Identifying and overcoming barriers to the adoption and use of wikis in collaborative knowledge management. **graduated with highest honors

Lorilee Woods (Spring 2005), Information technology use and social worker job satisfaction. *graduated with honors

Master's student papers

Toshiba Burns-Johnson (Spring 2007). Are government Web sites achieving universal accessibility? An analysis of states’ Department of Health and Human Services Web sites.
Daphne Childres (Spring 2007). Progress in state compliance with Web site accessibility standards. [tentative title – waiting for the final version]
Emily Jack (Spring 2007). Worth a thousand words: art and the user in public library buildings.
Margaret Keller (Spring 2007). Perceptions of unaffiliated users in academic libraries.
Beth Ann Koelsch (Spring 2007). The research and instructional uses of ephemera and realia in academic library archival collections.
Julia Kulla-Muller (Spring 2007). Graphs via ink: understanding how the amount of non-data ink in a graph affects perception and learning.
Kelly Potter (Spring 2007). The digital divide in North Carolina public libraries.
Aaron Brubaker (Fall 2006). Faculty perceptions of the impact of student laptop use in a wireless environment on the classroom learning environment and teaching.
Lamont Cannon (Fall 2006). School Website benefiting home-school communication: an exploratory study.
Thomas Jackson (Fall 2006). The design, implementation, and evaluation of the Multimedia Story Builder and Multimedia Story Player content management and delivery systems.
James Ruth (Fall 2006). Consumer behavior in the online marketplace: how access to information drives consumer decisions.
Marcus Donie (Spring 2006). Do pictures in high school textbooks perpetuate stereotypes?
Ronald Kirkley (Spring 2006). Archival considerations: a practical approach from a small business perspective.
Molly Sorice (Spring 2006). An analysis of GIS services.
Valerie Gillispie (Fall 2005). An assessment of online user education courses in academic archives.
Timothy Farris (Fall 2005). Information technology staff perceptions of optimizing end user interaction during systems development.
Jennifer Ricker (Fall 2005). Public librarians’ perceived value of experiential learning.
Rebecca Pappert (Fall 2005). User education in library science education.
Marissa Ramirez (Spring 2005). A comparative study of bibliometric characteristics of competitive intelligence scholarly material in business and library science databases.
Cynthia McCracken (Spring 2005). Bringing order to intranet chaos with information architecture. ***Winner of Dean’s Achievement Award for Best Master’s Paper.
Meg McGinn (Spring 2005). Applying strategy to external funding: A case study of the Queens Borough Public Library.
Mahesh Pozhickal Madanamohanan (Spring 2005). Systems integration in the healthcare industry: A case study of one healthcare records management company.
Jane Webster (Spring 2005). "Haven’t I seen this before?": An impact study of duplicate requests in an interlibrary loan department.
Kelly Johnson Wilkie (Spring 2005). An investigation of how intranets support user tasks.
James Wilson (Spring 2005). A comparison of the goals of users and IT staff in one professional school.
Robert Wolf (Spring 2005). Library use and source selection of undergraduate students at UNC-CH.
Sean Slovney (Fall 2004), Usage trends in a digital library: A case study of
Chang Su (Fall 2004). An exploration of redundancy in classification schemes on the Web: A study of EIA and Amazon Web sites.
Hazel L. Brown (Spring 2004), Student usage of library resources at one academic library.
Kristin Lancaster (Spring 2004), Videoconferencing perceptions: A survey of University of North Carolina faculty and staff.
An Li (Spring 2004), Scheduling information system: The design and development of an online database for tracking scheduling information.
Jaime L. Margalotti (Spring 2004), Utilizing student library assistants in university archives and special collections.
Andrew L. Phillips (Spring 2004), The role of conflict and conflict management/resolution in face to face and remote collaboration: A content analysis of a controlled experiment.
Matthew T. Turi (Spring 2004), Working on the South: a description of scholarly use and non-use of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Manuscript Department collections.
Monique Prince (Fall 2003), Changes in the information use patterns of college freshmen.
Denise Crowder (Fall 2003), Mano a mano online information system: A technical report.
Junghee Choi (Spring 2003), A framework for analyzing electronic communication: Bales’ interaction process categories and a community of practice

Independent study, Master's and Doctoral

  • "Information sharing in emergency situations" (spring 2007, Timothy Baldwin)
  • "Information places" (fall 2006, Alison Shahan)
  • "The Friendliness Factor in Public Libraries" (fall 2005, Mary Wilkins-Jordan)
  • "Personal Information Management" (spring 2005, Kristina Spurgin)
  • "Document and Version Control Using Standard Identifiers: An Evaluation of Emerging Developments" (fall 2004, Jonathan Perry)
  • "Competitive Intelligence in Information Technology at IBM" (fall 2004, Marisa Ramirez)
  • "Implementing FRBR at Ingram Book Company" (summer 2004, Jonathan Perry)
  • "Decision Support Systems" (spring 2004, Mahesh Pozhickal Madanamohanan)
  • "A Data Structure for Newslib Analysis." (spring 2003, Junghee Choi)

Master's Field work, faculty supervisor

  • Anne Fleming, Summer 2007, IBM, classification speed team
  • Yan Zhang, Summer 2007, IBM
  • Tibor Beres, Spring 2007, Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • Beth Ann Koelsch, Fall 2006, Duke University Library, image preservation
  • Marcus Donie, Spring 2005, UNC Chemistry Department
  • Cynthia McCracken, Fall 2004, Raleigh News & Observer
  • Marisa Ramirez, Fall 2004, IBM
  • Tim Farris, Summer 2004, Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • An Li, Spring 2004, Orange County
  • Denise Crowder, Fall 2003, Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • Jill Stover, Fall 2003, Robert B. House Undergraduate Library
  • Telemak Kamparosyan, Spring 2003, ATN
Doctoral Advising:
  • Shanshan Ma (dissertation committee, preparing proposal on topic "Using Tagging for Personal Information Management: File Management with Both Hierarchical Folders and Tags"; will defend late fall 2007, Drexel University)
  • Andrea Japzon (dissertation committee, preparing proposal now on topic of personal information management – how to improve record-keeping behavior; plans to defend proposal in late fall 2007, Drexel University)
  • Jacob Kramer-Duffield (admitted Fall 2006)
  • Susan Pulsipher (committee member, student is preparing for comps)
  • Mary Wilkins Jordan (dissertation committee; preparing for comprehensive examinations)
  • Terrell Russell, (advisor, currently preparing for comprehensive examinations).
  • Kristina Spurgin, (committee chair), comprehensive examination planned for fall 2007.
  • Xin Fu (dissertation committee; proposal was approved, summer 2007), Topic: Evaluating sources of implicit feedback for Web searches.
  • Abe Crystal, (dissertation committee, proposal approved, spring 2007), Topic: Design research for a context-aware PIM system.
  • Kathy Wisser, (dissertation committee, successful defense of proposal, spring 2007).
  • Lili Luo, committee member, successfully defended dissertation, April 23, 2007. Topic: A framework of chat reference: Competencies and training approaches.
  • Megan Winget Barrett, committee member, successfully defended dissertation, June 2006. Topic: Annotation of Musical Scores: Interaction and Use Behaviors of Performing Musicians.
  • Meng Yang, committee member, successfully defended dissertation, May 2005. Topic: Relevance in video information retrieval.
  • Andrew May, committee member, successfully defended his thesis, Assisting users: An investigation into the computer consulting process, December 2004.
  • James Walther, George Washington University, committee member, successfully defended his thesis on June 9, 2003, Academic library administration: A case examination of faculty and librarian perceptions of journal cancellation and the decision-making process in a large, urban institution.