School of Library & Information Science Professor Ju to Co-Chair International Conference


LSU School of Library & Information Science associate professor Boryung Ju will co-chair the Association for Information Science & Technology’s (ASIS&T) 76th annual meeting in Montreal, Canada on November 1-5, 2013.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is an annual international conference, and is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology, and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology.


“This is an excellent opportunity to show our peers and the LSU community that the School of Library & Information Science and

its faculty are contributing to our field in a unique and relevant

way,” Ju said. “I am honored to have been appointed co-chair to this year’s meeting.”


ASIS&T is the association for information professionals and scholars leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information since 1937. The global organization broadly covers information science and related areas such as information behavior, information retrieval, information organization and representation, information seeking behaviors, user modeling, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, digital curation, social informatics, bibliometrics, and information literacy. ASIS&T counts among its membership information specialists from diverse fields such as computer science, law, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, medicine, chemistry, and education.


Dr. Ju received her MLIS from Indiana University-Bloomington and her Ph.D. from Florida State University. Her research interests include Human Computer Interaction, interface design and evaluation, user modeling, usability analysis, individual differences and expertise in information interaction, knowledge sharing, and distributed scientific collaboration. She currently serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, and editorial board member for the International Journal of Information Science Theory & Practice and the Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science.  She has been at LSU since 2002.


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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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