Gary Marchionini

Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Manning Hall 103
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Faculty Expertise:

Information interaction, human-computer interaction, human-centered computing, information retrieval, digital libraries, information architecture, digital government, cyberspace identity, information policy

PhD, Wayne State University, 1981
MEd, Wayne State University, 1974
BA, Western Michigan University 1971


Gary Marchionini is the Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  He teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries. He has published over 200 articles, chapters and reports in a variety of books and journals. Professor Marchionini has had grants or research awards from the National Science Foundation, Council on Library Resources, the National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kellogg Foundation, NASA, The National Cancer Institute, Microsoft, Google, and IBM among others.  Professor Marchionini was Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transaction on Information Systems (2002-2008) and is the editor for the Morgan-Claypool Lecture Series on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services.  He was program chair for ACM SIGIR (2005) and ACM/IEEE JCDL (2002) as well as general chair of ACM DL 96 and JCDL 2006.  He served as President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2010).  He received the Library and Information Technology Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology (2000) and the ASIST Award of Merit (2011).  His current interests and projects are related to interfaces that support information seeking and information retrieval, and issues arising from data science and ubiquitous information.

Awards and Recognition:
Library and Information Technology (LITA) Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, 2000
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Award of Merit, 2011
Google Faculty Research Award to support work on banner blindness in web search (with Felix Portnoy), 2010
IBM Faculty Research Award to work on digital video surrogate creation and metadata evaluation (with Yaxiao Song), 2006-07
Google Research Award to develop the Information in Life Video Series for the UNC-CH YouTube Educational Video Channel (now the UNC-Chapel Hill YouTube Channel), 2007-08

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations: 

Shah, C. & Marchionini, G. (2010). Awareness in Collaborative Information Seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(10), p. 2011-2028

Marchionini, G., Song, Y., & Farrell, R. (2009). Multimedia surrogates for video gisting: Toward combining spoken words and imagery. Information Processing & Management. 45(6), p. 615-630.

Capra, R., Marchionini, G., Velasco-Martin, J., and Muller, K. 2010. Tools-at-hand and learning in multi-session, collaborative search. In Proceedings of the 28th international Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 - 15, 2010). CHI '10. ACM, New York, NY, 951-960

Editorial: Reviewer merits and review control in an age of electronic manuscript management systems ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 26(4), 1-6.

Human-information interaction research and development Library and Information Science Research, 30(3), 165-174.

Digital video policy and practice in higher education: From gatekeeping to viral lectures. Educational Technology, 48(5), 39-41.

Rating Reviewers Science, 319(5868), 1335-6

Proflections in Cyberspace: A new kind of information Palmer School Spring Lecture (LIU) March 29, 2011

People, Culture, and 21st Century Libraries: The Ranganathan Lectures Three lectures presented February 17-19, 2011, Bangalore, India. Part 1: The Transformation of Libraries as Institutions--Physical-Digital Hybrids; Part 2: Humans as Information Creators, Collectors, Consumers, and Communicators; Part 3: Libraries of People and their State Changes. (Monograph Forthcoming)

Toward Participatory Digital Libraries. Invited talk: International Symposium on the Transformation and Innovation of Library and Information Science, Nov. 16-17, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan

Digital Libraries as Phenotypes for Digital Societies. Keynote: European Conference on Digital Libraries,September 29, 2009, Corfu, Greece.

Toward Information Seeking Support Systems. National Science Foundation, May 18, 2009.

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