The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will welcome Dr. Amelia N. Gibson to the School's faculty as assistant professor on July 1, 2014.
“We are delighted to welcome Amelia to the SILS faculty,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. “Her areas of research focus on the roles that place plays on the information behaviors of individuals and communities of practice. She will add valuable research and teaching capabilities to SILS."
Gibson comes to SILS from the Information Use Management and Policy Institute in the School of Information Studies at Florida State University (FSU) where she worked as a research associate. Her research stemmed around issues related to rural communities and e-government and broadband adoption through community anchor institutions. Her primary interests include information access and practices within communities, health information behavior and information policy, focusing specifically on place-based communities as information systems, and the effect of community structure on health and government information access.
Gibson is a graduate of the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from FSU, and her A.B. from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. While at Florida State, Gibson was a McKnight Fellow. She is a member of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society.
This fall, Gibson will teach INLS 500, “Human Information Interactions.”