Visiting Scholars

Kyungjae Bae (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea. He received his M.A. (2004) and PhD (2009) in Library and Information Science from the Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. He’s worked in the LG Sangnam Library, the first digital library in Korea, as a team manager for 10 years before joining the University. In the Library, He performed several digital library projects ( such as digital services for youth and the disabled. His research interests include information literacy, data literacy, information service for the disadvantaged, and usability evaluation. 

During his scholarly visit at SILS, Kyungjae Bae has a plan to conduct a couple research projects: analyzing comparatively the library service system of the U.S. and Korea, and designing user-experience based on library service scenarios for the disabled, which is funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor 

Kun Huang (PhD) is a Professor at the Department of Information Management, School of Government, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. She received her M.A. (2002) and PhD (2005) in Information Science from the Beijing Normal University and the Peking University in China. Her research interests include information seeking behavior, interactive searching system evaluation, and effective information processing.

During her scholarly visit at SILS, Kun Huang has a plan to conduct research on the following: analyzing the digital library users’ seeking behavior, discussing daily picture searching, and describing behavior. Some of the work is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor