photo: JinTao Jin

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): B. A., Capital Normal University, 1995

Master's Degree(s): M. L.I.S., McGill University, 2002

PhD: Ph.D., McGill University, 2008

Phone: (225) 578-1486


Office: 273 Coates Hall


Dr. Jin was a working journalist at Dow Jones & Company, Inc. prior to his academic career. Since 2004 he has been researching, teaching, and advising in the areas of competitive intelligence, knowledge management, and business information seeking and processing. Over the years he has promoted and served for various professional organizations, such as the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Special Libraries Association, and Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals. He currently sits on editorial boards of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management and the Journal of Intelligence. 


7004 Management of Information Organizations

7013 Evaluation of Information Systems

7205 Business Information Resources

7403 Special Libraries and Information Centers

7910 Special Topics: Competitive Intelligence  

Research Areas

Competitive Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Business Information Seeking and Processing, Records and Information Management 

Selected Publications

Jin. T., & Ju, B. (2014). “Toward understanding the perceptions of information professionals about competitive intelligence work.” Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 13 (2):1450011 [22 pages], DOI: 10.1142/s02196492150017.

Jin, T., & Ju, B. (2014). “The Corporate Information Agency: Do Competitive Intelligence Practitioners Utilize It?” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). 65(3): 589-608.

Ju, B., & Jin, T. (2013). “Incorporating Nonparametric Statistics into Delphi Studies in Library and Information science.” Information Research, 18(3), paper 589.

Jin. T., & Bouthillier, F. (2012). “The Integration of Intelligence Analysis into LIS Education.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 53(2): 130-148. 

Yi, K., & Jin, T. (2008). “Hyperlink Analysis for the Visibility of Canadian Library and Information Science School Websites.” Online Information Review, 32(3): 325-347. 

Selected Presentations

Jin, T. (2015). Special librarianship: A marginalized area in LIS education. ALISE 2015 Annual Conference: Mirrors & Windows – Reflections on Social Justice and Re-imagining LIS Education, January 27-30, Chicago, IL. 

Albright, K., Bouothillier, F., Jin, T., & Zhang, Y. (2014). How can information providers connect information resources to entrepreneurs to spur innovation in economic development? ASIST 2014 (the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities), October 31 – November 5, Seattle, WA. 

Bouthillier, F., Dillon, A., Jin, T., & Fleisher, C. (2012). “Cross-cultural competitive intelligence.” SLA 2012 Annual Conference & Info-Expo, July 15-18, Chicago, IL. 

Ju, B., Jin, T., Bouthillier, F. & Zach, L. (2008). “Knowledge Sharing: Who Benefits and How?” The 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management: Knowledge Management Competencies and Professionalism, October 23-24, Columbus, Ohio. 

Jin, T., & Bouthillie, F. (2008). “Information Behavior Competitive Intelligence Professionals: A Convergence Approach.” CAIS 2008 (the 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, June 5 – 7, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

McLain, W., & Jin, T. (2015). Identifying Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for RIM/IG Professionals. ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF), $13,651 requested, $7,500 offered (contract not accepted). 

Ju, B., & Jin, T. (2014). Collaboration Technologies and Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Scientific Collaboration. Faculty Research Grant Program, the Office of Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University, $10,000 awarded. 

Jin, T. (2014). Knowledge management portal as an enabler for transdisciplinary research collaborations. Peabody Society Alumni and Friends Dean’s Circle Program, College of Human Sciences and Education, Louisiana State University, $3,000 awarded. 

Jin, T. (2009). Understanding the value of corporate libraries in competitive intelligence practices. SLA Research Grant, Special Libraries Association, $24,160 requested and $20,314 awarded (Contract # 146-05-6102, LSU Proposal # 35235). 

Professional/Community Services

Executive Board Member, Competitive Intelligence Division of the Special Libraries Association, 2011-2013 

Program Committee Member, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2009 

Awards and Honors

The 2010 BRASS Emerald Research Grant Award Recipient, $5,000 awarded, Business Reference and Service Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Libraries Association (ALA)  

Curriculum Vitae