Jong Sung Kim's teaching and research interests include school library media program and youth services in public libraries in Korea. He will also attend two SILS classes per semester, thus adding his expertise to our students’ experiences, and participate in SILS brown-bag lunches and faulty meetings. If time permits, he will also conduct a public lecture.
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Library and Information Science from Pusan National University. He is currently Chair of the Department of Library and Information Science, Keimyung University. He has written a number of books and articles on bibliotherapy for children and the history of school libraries in Korea.
Sponsor: Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Fenglin Li is a senior professor and Associate Chair at the Department of Information System and E-Commerce, School of Information Management, Wuhan University. This school was the first Chinese School to join the iSchool Caucus, of which SILS was a charter member. He has published papers in peer-reviewed conferences in English as well as papers in Chinese language journals and conferences.
Dr. Li is spending a year in the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory to perform collaborative research and observe SILS classes that coincide with courses offered at Wuhan University. He will work with students and faculty in the lab on user interface evaluations, participate in discussions related to our work in designing tools to support collaborative web search over multiple sessions, observe courses in HCI and information seeking behavior, and give at least two guest lectures, one related to his own research and one related to the information science program at Wuhan.
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini
Falk Scholer lectures at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Scholer has an international reputation in the area of information search. He is active in all major conferences and has made substantial contributions to the growth of the field through his research, teaching and service. Dr. Scholer’s research is specifically related to understanding human information behavior, developing behavioral models and technologies that help people find information, and developing evaluation approaches for these technologies.
During Dr. Scholer’s stay, he and Diane Kelly plan to collaborate on a project that investigates how the design of search systems conditions people to act in particular ways, and how this can limit people’s abilities to solve particular kinds of information search problems. While visiting, Dr. Scholer will be able to audit SILS courses and will be invited to participate in lab meetings, brown bag discussion sessions and presentations.
Sponsor: Dr. Diane Kelly