Margaret E. I. Kipp
Assistant Professor
Information Organization Research Group (IOrg)
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


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Education

2009 PhD, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
PhD in Library and Information Science, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Thesis Title: Information Organisation Practices on the Web: Tagging and the Social Organisation of Information
Supervisor: D. Grant Campbell

2003 MLIS, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Masters of Library and Information Science from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies

1999 BSc, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Bachelor of Science with concentration in Computer Science (Honours Computer Science Co-op programme) from the School of Information Technology and Engineering

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Research

Research Interests

Recent and Ongoing Projects

Publications [R = refereed, I = Invited]

Journal Articles

[R] Lu, Kun, and Kipp, Margaret E. I. (forthcoming). Understanding the Retrieval Effectiveness of Collaborative Tags and Author Keywords in Different Retrieval Environments - An Experimental Study on Medical Collections. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

[R] Martinez-Ăvila, Daniel; Kipp, Margaret E. I. and Olson, Hope A. 2012. DDC or BISAC: The Changing Balance between Corporations and Public Institutions. Knowledge Organization 39(5): 309-319.

[R] Martinez-Ăvila, Daniel; Olson, Hope A. and Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2012. New Roles and Global Agents in Information Organization in Spanish Libraries. Knowledge Organization 39(2): 125-135.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2011. Tagging of Biomedical Articles on CiteULike: A Comparison of User, Author and Professional Indexing. Knowledge Organization 38(3): 245-261.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2011. User, Author and Professional Indexing in Context: An Exploration of Tagging Practices on CiteULike. Canadian Journal of Library and Information Science 35(1): 17-48.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Campbell, D. Grant. 2010. Searching with Tags: Do Tags Help Users Find Things? Knowledge Organization 37(4): 239-255.

[I] Tonkin, Emma; Corrado, Edward M.; Moulaison, Heather Lea; Kipp, Margaret E.I.; Pfeiffer, Heather D. and Zhang, Qiping. 2008. Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks. Ariadne 54.

[R] Vaughan, Liwen; Kipp, Margaret E.I., and Gao, Yijun. 2007. Are Co-linked Business Websites Really Related? A Content Analysis. Online Information Review 31(4): 440-450.

[R] Vaughan, Liwen; Kipp, Margaret E.I., and Gao, Yijun. 2007. Why are Websites Co-linked?: The Case of Canadian Universities. Scientometrics 72(1): 81-92.

[R] Vaughan, Liwen; Gao, Yijun, and Kipp, Margaret. 2006. Why are Hyperlinks to Business Websites Created? A Content Analysis. Scientometrics 67(2): 291-300.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2005. Complementary or Discrete Contexts in Online Indexing: A Comparison of User, Creator, and Intermediary Keywords. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 29(4): 419-436. [Student to CAIS Award 2006]

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2005. Software and Seeds: Open Source Methods. First Monday 10(9).

[R] McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.); French, Peggy K.; Goodall, George R.; Kipp, Margaret; Paquette, Darian Lajoie and Pecoskie, Jen. 2004. Covered Beverages Now Allowed: Public Libraries and Book Superstores. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 28(3): 39-51.

Conference Papers

[R] Zhang, Lei; Kipp, Margaret E. I. and Lee, Hur-Li. 2013. Genre Tag ... Tag Genre. North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), Milwaukee, June 13-14, 2013.

[R] Martinez-Ăvila, Daniel; Hope A. Olson and Margaret E. I. Kipp. 2011. Nuevos roles y agentes globales en la organizacion de la informacion en bibliotecas. Congresso X Espanol de ISKO 2011, Ferrol, Spain, June 30-July 1, 2011.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2011. Controlled vocabularies and tags: An analysis of research methods. North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), Toronto, June 15-16, 2011.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2008. Searching with Tags: Do Tags Help Users Find Things? International Society for Knowledge Organisation Conference, Montreal, QC, August 5-8, 2008.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2008. @toread and Cool: Subjective, Affective and Associative Factors in Tagging. Proceedings of the 36th conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Vancouver, BC, June 5-7, 2008.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2007. Tagging for Health Information Organization and Retrieval. North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), Toronto, June 14-15, 2007.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2007. Tagging Practices on Research Oriented Social Bookmarking Sites. Proceedings of the 35th conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Montreal, QC, May 10-12, 2007.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2007. @toread and Cool: Tagging for Time, Task and Emotion. Proceedings of the 8th Information Architecture Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-26, 2007.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Campbell, D. Grant. 2006. Patterns and Inconsistencies in Collaborative Tagging Systems: An Examination of Tagging Practices. Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Austin, November 3-8, 2006. [Highly cited paper]

Vaughan, Liwen; Margaret E.I. Kipp, and Yijun Gao. 2006. Why are Websites Co-linked? The Case of Canadian Universities. Proceedings of the 34th conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Toronto, June 1-3, 2006.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2006. Exploring the context of user, creator and intermediary tagging. Proceedings of the 7th Information Architecture Summit, Vancouver, March 23-27, 2006.

Vaughan, Liwen; Gao, Yijun and Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2005. Why are Hyperlinks to Business Websites Created? A Content Analysis. Proceedings of the 33rd conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, London, June 2-4, 2005.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2004. Cycles of Struggle in Biotechnology: Open Source Methods. Proceedings of the 32nd conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Winnipeg, June 3-5, 2004.

Posters and Short Papers [Short papers and conference abstracts may be refereed]

Buchel, Olha; Neal, Diane; Kipp, Margaret; Beak, Jihee and Choi, Inkyung. 2013. Poster: Analyzing spatial, social, and semantic dimensions of user interactions with collections on Flickr. 2013 Social Media & Society Conference, September 14-15, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Choi, Inkyung; Joo, Soohyung and Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2013. Short Paper: Classification of Web Resources using User Generated Terms. IFLA WLIC 2013, August 17-23, Singapore.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E. I.; Buchel, Olha; Choi, Inkyung; Beak, Jihee and Rasmussen, Diane. 2013. Short Paper: User Motivations for Contributing Tags and Local Knowledge to the Library of Commons Flickr Collection. Canadian Association for Information Science, Victoria, BC, June 6-8, 2013.

Choi, Inkyung; Joo, Soohyung and Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2013. Poster: Web Resource Clustering Based on Social Tag Information: A Pilot Study. 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 4 - 7 June 2013, Rome, Italy.

Kipp, Margaret E. I.; Buchel, Ohla; Neal, Diane Rasmussen; Beak, Jihee and Choi, Inkyung. 2012. Poster: Exploring Digital Information Using Tags and Local Knowledge. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Beak, Jihee. 2012. Poster: Examining Studies Comparing Tags and Controlled Vocabularies. Canadian Association for Information Science, Waterloo, Ontario, May 31-June 2, 2012.

Joo, Soohyung and Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2011. Poster: Mining Social Tags to Explore the Semantic Web of Health Information Resources. SIG-MET Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2011. Poster: Controlled vocabularies and tags: An analysis of research methods and goals. Proceedings of the 39th conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Fredericton, NB, June 2-4, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Joo, Soohyung. 2010. Poster: Application of Structural Equation Modelling in Exploring Tag Patterns: A Pilot Study. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. [Best Poster Award ASIST 2010]

Lu, Kun and Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2010. Poster: Can Collaborative Tagging Improve Retrieval Effectiveness? -- An Experimental Study. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2010. Poster: Convergence and divergence in tagging systems: An examination of tagging practices over a four year period. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

[R] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2010. Short Paper: Patterns and Inconsistencies in Collaborative Tagging Systems: An Examination of Tagging Practices Over a Four Year Period. Proceedings of the 38th Canadian Association for Information Science, Montreal, QC, June 5-7, 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Joo, Soohyung. 2010. Poster: Co-occurrence Analysis of Delicious.com Tag Data Using Social Network Analysis. 1st Annual SLIS-SOIS Research Forum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April 30, 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2009. Poster: Exploring Measures of Inter-Tagger Consistency. SIG-CR Workshop Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2009. Poster: Searching with Tags: Do Tags Help Users Find Things? Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2008. Poster: Searching with Tags: Do Tags Help Users Find Things? Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio, 2008..

[I] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2008. Short Paper: Tagging for Health Information Organization and Retrieval. Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries 4(1).

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2007. Poster: Tagging and Findability: Do Tags Help Users Find Things? Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 21-24, 2007.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2007. Poster: Tagging for Health Information Organisation and Retrieval. Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Vancouver, BC, June 18-23.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2006. Poster: @toread and Cool: Tagging for Time, Task and Emotion. SIG-CR Workshop Poster, ASIST Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 4, 2006.

Panels

Aytac, Selenay; Kipp, Margaret E.I.; Neal, Diane Rasmussen; Rubin, Victoria L.; Pattuelli, Cristina and Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid. 2011. Panel: Emerging Trends in Knowledge Organization and Information Organization Course Curriculum. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E. I.; Peters, Isabella; Heck, Tamara; Gwizda, Jacek; Lu, Kun; Neal, Diane Rasumussen and Spiteri, Louise. 2011. Panel: Social Tagging and Folksonomies: Indexing, Retrieving and Beyond? Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011.

Fewell, Rachel; Melissa Rice; Hope Olson; Margaret Kipp; Daniel Martinez Ávila. 2010. Panel: Dewey or Don't We?: BISAC v. Dewey. Wisconsin Library Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, November 2-5, 2010.

Kipp, Margaret; Smiraglia, Richard; Jeong, Wooseob; Wolfram, Dietmar and Olson, Hope. 2009. Panel: The Power to Tag: Research on the Nature of Tags, Taggers and Ragtag Tagging. Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, December 3, 2009.

Pfeiffer, Heather D.; Tonkin, Emma; Millen, David R.; Lindner, Mark R.; Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2008. Panel: Tagging As A Communication Device: The Impact of Communities on Transforming Tag Information. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio, 2008.

[I] Musolff, Meghan; Lauder, Adam; Kwan, Billy; Allen, Laurie; and Kipp, Margaret. Panel: Free Association: Social Tagging in Online Collections. Visual Resources Association Conference 2008, San Diego, CA, March 12-16, 2008.

Corrado, Edward M.; Kipp, Margaret E. I.; Zhang, Qiping; Moulaison, Heather Lea; Tonkin, Emma; Pfeiffer, Heather D. Panel: Tagging and Social Networks: The Impact of Communities on User Centered Tagging. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 21-24, 2007. (Panel co-sponsored by SIG-TAG, SIG-KM and SIG-CR)

Presentations and Invited Talks

[I] Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2013. Invited Talk: Linked Data and the Bibliographic Record. Talk given at the School of Information Studies/Ecole des sciences de l'information, University of Ottawa, August 2013.

[I] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2012. Presentation: Search and Retrieval with Tags. Workshop on Folksonomy, Information Organization, Information Access, and Information Retrieval, Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, February 24, 2012.

[I] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2012. Presentation: User, Author and Professional Indexing in Context. Workshop on Folksonomy, Information Organization, Information Access, and Information Retrieval, Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, February 24, 2012.

[I] Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2012. Presentation: Tags, Author Keywords and Controlled Vocabularies in Indexing and Retrieval. Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program Conference (TELDAP), Taipei, Taiwan, February 21-24, 2012.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2011. Presentation: Teaching Linked Data and the Semantic Web to MLIS Students. code4lib Midwest, Chicago, IL, USA, July 28-29, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Lu, Kun. 2011. Presentation: Retrieval Effectiveness of Tags and Author Keywords. 2nd Annual SLIS-SOIS Research Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, April 29, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Joo, Soohyung. 2011. Presentation: Semantic Structure of Consumer Health Information Web Resources Tagged on Delicious.com. 2nd Annual SLIS-SOIS Research Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, April 29, 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2011. Invited Talk: Tagging and Subject Analysis: User, Author and Indexer Term Use. Talk given at the Faculty of Media and Information Studies, University of Western Ontario, January 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2011. Invited Talk: Examining the Dynamic Relationship Between Tags and Documents = Une analyse des relations dynamiques entre les documents et les etiquettes sociales. Talk given at the School of Information Studies/Ecole des sciences de l'information, University of Ottawa, January 2011.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2010. Invited Talk: Tagging 6 Years Later: Examining the Dynamic Relationship Between Tags and Documents. Talk given at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, September 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. and Joo, Soohyung. 2010. Presentation: The Structure of Tag Space in Library and Information Science. 1st Annual SLIS-SOIS Research Forum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April 30, 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2010. Invited Talk: Tagging and Subject Analysis. Talk given at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, April 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2010. Invited Talk: Tagging and Subject Analysis. Talk given at the School of Information Science/Ecole des sciences de l'information, University of Ottawa, January 2010.

Kipp, Margaret E. I. 2008. Invited Talk: Tagging and the Social Organisation of Information. Talk given at the Palmer School of Information Science, Long Island University, September 2008.

Kipp, Margaret E.I. 2006. Presentation: Patterns in Tagging: An Analysis of Collaborative Classification Practices in Social Bookmarking Tools. Connections 2006, Syracuse, NY, May 20-21, 2006.


Teaching

Teaching Interests

Information technology is an important companion to information science. Librarians and information sciene students need a clear grounding in technological subjects, as well as more traditional library and information science subjects. Information organisation is an important component of information technology design and information retrieval.

Major teaching interests include: Information Organisation; Metadata; Semantic Web, Linked Data, Web 2.0; Database Management Systems; Programming; Web Design and Architecture; Internet Foundations and Technologies; Open Source Software

Teaching Experience

2009-Current
Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Courses: Organization of Information (6 face to face, 7 online); Metadata (4 face to face); Linked Data in Libraries (2 face to face, 1 online)
2007-2009
Instructor (Tenure Track)
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University
Courses: Introduction to Knowledge Organization (4 face to face, 2 online, 1 hybrid); Information Sources and Services (2 face to face); Passive Website Architecture and Design (1 face to face)
2006
Instructor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
Courses: Programming for Library and Information Science Applications (1 face to face); Database Management Systems (1 face to face)

Courses Taught

2014 (Spring - 2 sessions), 2013 (Fall - 2 sessions), 2013 (Spring), 2012 (Fall), 2012 (Spring), 2011 (Fall), 2011 (Spring), 2010 (Fall), 2010 (Spring - 2 sessions), 2009 (Fall)
Instructor: Organization of Information (Graduate), School of Information Studies, UWM
Introduction to basic concepts in the theoretical, practical, and technological aspects of information organization. The final project is a group digital library on a chosen topic.

2013 (Spring), 2012 (Spring), 2011 (Spring)
Instructor: Linked Data, Mashups, the Semantic Web, and Web 2.0 (Graduate), School of Information Studies, UWM
The Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Library Mashups and their impact on libraries. The final project is a mashup which could be used in a library.

2012 (Fall), 2011 (Fall), 2010 (Fall), 2009 (Fall)
Instructor: Metadata (Graduate), School of Information Studies, UWM
Principles and application of metadata for networked information resource organization, representation, retrieval, and interoperability using a variety of schemes; focus on cultural heritage digital repositories. The final project is a group digital repository (with XML encoded records) on a chosen topic.

2009 (Summer), 2009 (Spring - 3 sessions), 2008 (Fall), 2008 (Spring - 2 sessions), 2007 (Fall)
Instructor: Introduction to Knowledge Organization (Graduate), Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU
Introduction to basic principles of bibliographic control and the organisation of information including the design and function of catalogues, indexes, bibliographies, browsers and library standards such as AACR2R, MARC, Dublin Core, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification.

2008 (Fall), 2007 (Fall)
Instructor: Information Sources and Services (Graduate), Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU
Introduction to the philosophy, process and techniques of information services including an overview of important sources, formats and methods for information access and delivery. Students will learn methods for the evaluation of sources and services and the basics of information seeking behaviour.

2008 (Spring)
Instructor: Passive Website Architecture and Design (Graduate), Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU
Introduction to designing, building and maintaining Web sites using XHTML and CSS. Students will be introduced to the information architecture and Web usability literature to learn the concepts and measures that may be applied in the evaluation of Web sites.

2006 (Fall)
Instructor: Database Management Systems (Graduate), Faculty of Information and Media Studies, UWO
Introduction to database management systems for library and information science students. Students were taught theoretical concepts related to database design including Entity-Relationship modelling, normalisation, SQL, and client/server architecture (using ODBC). Database management systems covered included Microsoft Access and MySQL. The final project was a web based interface to a database designed earlier in the course.

2006 (Summer)
Instructor: Programming for Library and Information Science Applications (Graduate), Faculty of Information and Media Studies, UWO
Introduction to computer programming for library and information science students, covering the basic elements of computer programming, project design and planning using the python programming language. Included special units on Internet Programming, Databases and ODBC, Graphics and CGI. The final project consisted of designing and writing a library related software application.

2003 (Fall)
Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Information Retrieval (Undergraduate), Faculty of Information and Media Studies, UWO
This course is an introduction to information retrieval for undergraduates. Major duties included marking and running a tutorial section.

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Work Experience: Research

2004 (Fall)-2006 (Winter), 2007 (Winter)-2007 (Summer)
Research Assistant for Dr. D. Grant Campbell, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, UWO
Major duties included setting up a Linux server running Fedora Core for use as a research machine to test and analyse semantic web tools and social classification tools. Ongoing duties included performing upgrades; installing and configuring new software.

2004 (Summer), 2005 (Summer), 2007 (Winter)
Research Assistant for Dr. Liwen Vaughan, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, UWO
Major duties included the collection of hyperlink and co-link data for various data sets. Additional duties included statistical analysis of data, writing programmes for analysis and data collection, proofing and co-authoring papers.

2004 (Winter)-2004 (Summer)
Research Assistant for Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Faculty of Information and Media Studies/Faculty of Law, UWO
Major duties included collection of research materials for a large newspaper study of privacy law in Canada, co-ordination of work by other team members and development of a research and content analysis framework for the study.

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Work Experience: Industry

Skills Summary

Over 5 years experience as a programmer/analyst working in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Experience with Oracle databasing using Java, PL/SQL, C, Perl and UNIX shell scripts in a Solaris/AIX/HPUX/Windows 2000 environment. Experience with Python, MySQL, XML/XSLT, RDF, and Semantic Web technologies. Experience using HTML/XML, CSS, CGI, Java applets and Javascript to produce webpages with embedded technology. Experience with computer maintenance (installation of hardware and networking).

Bilingual (English and French)

2003 (January-April)
National Research Council Canada, LS-2
Document Delivery Troubleshooter
Responsible for document delivery troubleshooting in a highly automated document delivery system with thousands of daily deliveries using Ariel and other document delivery systems.
Provided bilingual internal/external client support and user training.
Beta testing of Secure Document Delivery system.

1997 (May-August), 1998 (January)-2001 (December)
Autodesk Canada
Programmer/Analyst
Projects in the Autodesk GIS Design Server (formerly VISION*) suite of geographic database applications using Java, C, PL/SQL, Perl and UNIX shell scripts in the creation and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based on Oracle running on Solaris/AIX/HPUX/Windows.

Major projects included (reverse chronological order):

1996 (September-December)
Newbridge Networks Corporation
Software Engineer
Duties included developing report generators using Tcl/Tk and running network tests.

1995 (May-August), 1996 (January-April)
Canada Post Corporation, CS-1
Programmer/Analyst
Designed and developed an automated computer system for comparison of address information from complementary sources using C, ODBC, SQL, and batch files. Maintained and upgraded software throughout work terms and trained end users. Wrote conversion programmes as needed for GIS data.

1994 (May-August)
Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, Library and Archives Canada
Edited computerised versions of microfiche catalogues using Inmagic and WordPerfect.

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Academic and Professional Activities

Grants
School of Information Studies' Revitalization of Online Programs, UWM Seed Funding for New & Refreshed Online Programs - 2012-13, 2012, Collaborators: Joyce Latham, Steve Miller, Shana Ponelis, Iris Xie, $40 000
The Value of Kinds of Metadata in Enhancing Search and Browsing, SAGO (Small Award Grant Opportunity) School of Information Studies UWM, 2010, Collaborator: Diane Rasmussen Neal, $1960

Awards and Honours
SAC (Student Accessibility Center) Excellence Award for Teaching, UWM, 2012
Best Poster Award at ASIST 2010 (with Soohyung Joo)
Student to CAIS Award (best student paper), 2006, $1000
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2005-2008, $15 000 per annum

Thesis Committees
Member, Ph.D. Thesis Committee for Kun Lu, Library and Information Science [Defended 2012-06-11]
Member, Ph.D. Thesis Committee for Jihee Beak, Library and Information Science
Member, Ph.D. Thesis Committee for Edward Benoit III, Library and Information Science
Chair, Master's Thesis Committee for Amy Waldman, Library and Information Science

Academic Activities
Faculty Senate, UWM (2013-)
Research Committee, UWM (2013-)
Diversity and Equity Committee, UWM (2012-2013) [chair]
Doctoral Program Committee, UWM (2011, 2011-2012) [chair]
MLIS Graduate School Review Committee, UWM (2010-2011)
Research Rewards System Adhoc Committee, UWM (2010)
MLIS Standards - Students Committee, UWM (2009-2010)
Palmer Outcomes Assessment Committee, LIU (2007-2009)
Palmer IT Committee, LIU (2007-2009)
Moodle Pilot Project, LIU (2007-2009)
LIS Doctoral Programme Committee, UWO (2005-2007)

Professional Activities
Professional Service
CAIS Programme Committee 2014
SIGCR Reviewer 2013
ASIST Reviewer 2013
CAIS Programme Committee 2013
CAIS Programme Committee 2012
ASIST Knowledge Organization Track Co-chair 2011
SIG-CR Programme Committee 2011
NASKO Programme Committee 2011
CAIS Programme Committee 2011
CAIS Programme Committee 2010
Adhoc Reviewing
Journals
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Information Processing and Management, Information Research, Journal of Information Science, Knowledge Organization
Conferences
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), iConference, North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization - ISKO Chapter (NASKO), Classification Research Special Interest Group - ASIST (SIG-CR)

Academic and Professional Memberships
American Society for Information Science and Technology (2005-)
Association for Computing Machinery (2006-)
Canadian Association for Information Science (2004-)
Canadian Library Association (2002-)
code4lib (2003-)
International Society for Knowledge Organization (2009-)

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