J. Brenton Stewart, PhD

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J. Brenton Stewart, PhD

Associate Professor

PhD: Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master's Degree(s): MSLS, Clark Atlanta University

Bachelor's Degree(s): BA, University of North Carolina Greensboro

223T Peabody Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O: (225) 578-1467
F: (225) 578-4581

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J. Brenton Stewart is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. Dr. Stewart completed his PhD in Library & Information Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is focused on everyday information needs, behaviors, and use with an emphasis on digital and institutional cultures, social media, underrepresented populations and the intersections thereof.

Courses Taught

LIS 7010 Organization of Information

LIS 7401 Academic Libraries

LIS 7503 Information Technology and Public Policy

LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification

LIS 7609 Advanced Cataloging and Classification

Research Areas

Dr. Stewart’s research embraces a community informatics approach. His work centers underserved populations and their use of information and communication technologies across everyday life information seeking. 

Selected Publications

Stewart, J. B., Ju, B., & Walker, J. (2023).  A Study of COVID-19 information behaviors among Black Americans (Long Paper). Proceedings of the Association for Information Science & Technology 2023.

Stewart, J. B. (2022). Community, Risk Assessment, Prevention and Control: Black American College Students' Information Seeking on COVID-19. Health Information & Libraries Journal.

Ju, B., & Stewart, B. (2019). “The right information”: perceptions of information bias among Black Wikipedians. Journal of Documentation, 75(6), 1486-1502.

Stewart, B. (2019). “Hard to find”: information barriers among LGBT college students. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 71(5), 601-617.

Yang, S., & Stewart, B. (2019). @ Houston police: an exploratory case of Twitter during Hurricane Harvey. Online Information Review.

Selected Presentations

Stewart, B., Ju, B. A Conceptual Framework of Data (Info) Quality Revisited, Annual Meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 30 - November 2, 2021.

Ju, B., Stewart, B., European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, Perceptions of information bias and inequity among Black Wikipedians, Cologne, Germany. (December 2018).

Stewart B., Ju, B. What Drives Black Contributions to Wikipedia? Annual Meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology Vancouver, BC, Canada | November 9th – November 14, 2018.

Stewart, B.,Yang, S., WebScience Conference 2018, "The Spread of “Fake” and “False” Information During Hurricane Harvey," ACM Conference on Web Science, Vrije Universiteit

Selected Grants & Funded Projects

Stewart, B. & Walker, J. (2018). EAGER cloud-ecosystem in box (CEB). National Science Foundation, $298,286. Award number 1842679. Funded.

Awards & Honors

Russell B. Long Professor, 2016-2018.