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New Book has published

Karen Markey, Chris Leeder, and Soo Young Rieh’s new book, “Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play” is published by Rowman & Littlefield in April 2014. This book is about how to design, develop, deploy, and evaluate the online information literacy games that students want to play. The book enlists the online BiblioBouts game as a case study to show what went right and what went wrong with an actual online information literacy game implementation. This book’s advice to those who are intrigued by the potential of games for learning comes in the form of best practices for the design of information literacy games.

iConference 2014

iConference2014 took place on March 4-7 in Berlin, Germany. This is the 9th annual iSchool conference in which scholars who are concerned about information issues get together. This is the first to be held in Europe. Soo Young Rieh has served as a Co-Chair for iConference 2014 Workshop and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Grace YoungJoo Jeon and Soo Young Rieh presented their paper “Answers from the crowd: How credible are strangers in social Q&A?”

New Book Coming Out Soon

Karen Markey, Chris Leeder, and Soo Young Rieh’s new book, “Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play” will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in spring 2014. This book is about how to design, develop, deploy, and evaluate the online information literacy games that students want to play. The book enlists the online BiblioBouts game as a case study to show what went right and what went wrong with an actual online information literacy game implementation. This book’s advice to those who are intrigued by the potential of games for learning comes in the form of best practices for the design of information literacy games.

JASIST Editorial Board Member

Soo Young Rieh has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Formerly the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology) is a leading international forum for peer-reviewed research in information science.

iConference 2014

iConference2014 (http://ischools.org/the-iconference/) will take place on March 4-7 in Berlin, Germany. This is the 9th annual iSchool conference in which scholars who are concerned about information issues get together. This is the first to be held in Europe. Soo Young Rieh has served as a Co-Chair for iConference 2014 Workshop and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Grace YoungJoo Jeon and Soo Young Rieh will present their paper “Answers from the crowd: How credible are strangers in social Q&A?”

Jeon’s poster presented at ALISE

Grace YoungJoo Jeon presented her poster “Social Search Using Social Q&A Services: Deriving Benefits from Interacting with a Crowd,” at the ALISE Doctoral Student Research Poster Session held in Philadelphia in January 2014.

Jeon’s paper with Rieh presented at ASIS&T

Grace YoungJoo Jeon presented her paper co-authored with Soo Young Rieh “The Value of Social Search: Seeking Collective Personal Experience in Social Q&A,” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology held in Montreal in November 2013.

Ji-Yeon's dissertation defense

Ji-Yeon successfully defended her dissertation entitled "A Dual-Perspective Approach to Understanding Collegial Information Mediation in the Workplace." Her committee includes Profs. Soo Young Rieh (chair), Mark Ackerman, Lionel Robert, Michael Heaney, and Chun Wei Choo (Univ. of Toronto).

Chris’ dissertation proposal defense

Chris completed his dissertation proposal defense on August 23, 2013. The title of the proposal was "Scaffolding students' Information Literacy skills with an online credibility evaluation tool." The committee members were Professor Karen Markey, Associate Professor Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor Chris Quintana, and Professor Xun Ge (University of Oklahoma).

Ji-Yeon's Scholarship from Beta Phi Mu

Ji-Yeon received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in 2012, one of six granted annually by Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

Ji-Yeon's Scholarship from Beta Phi Mu

Ji-Yeon received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in 2012, one of six granted annually by Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

Jeon’s paper with her colleagues mentioned in NYT

Grace YoungJoo Jeon’s working paper co-authored with Yan Chen and Yong-Mi Kim, “A Day without a Search Engine: An Experimental Study of Online and Offline Searches,” was mentioned in a NYT business section story about measuring the economic impact of the Internet.

Jeon’s paper with her colleagues cited in The Economist

Grace YoungJoo Jeon’s working paper co-authored with Yan Chen and Yong-Mi Kim, “A Day without a Search Engine: An Experimental Study of Online and Offline Searches” was cited in The Economist in their article that tries to quantify the gains from the Internet.

ASIS&T SIG USE Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award

Ji Yeon Yang and Soo Young Rieh’s poster “Dual roles in information mediation at work: Analysis of advice-receiving and advice-providing diary surveys” received ASIS&T SIG USE Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award. This Award, sponsored by ASIS&T’s Information Needs, Seeking, and Use Special Interest Group (SIG USE), recognizes the best poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the ASIST that falls within the scope of information behavior.

Best JASIST Paper Award

Soo Young Rieh won the Best JASIST Paper Award for her co-authored paper (Bernard J. Jansen) “The Seventeen Theoretical Constructs of Information Searching and Information Retrieval.” The Best JASIST Paper award, established in 1969, recognizes the best refereed paper published in the journal for the volume year that precedes the ASIS&T annual meeting. This is the second time Rieh has won this award. In 2005, her paper “On the Web at Home: Information Seeking and the Web Searching in the Home Environment” was also judged the year’s best.

Best ASIST Conference Paper Award

Soo Young Rieh, Yong-Mi Kim, Ji Yeon Yang, and Beth St. Jean Jean received the 2010 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Best Conference Paper Award for their paper, “A Diary Study of Credibility Assessment in Everyday Life Information Activities on the Web: Preliminary Findings.” They were the first recipients of this Best Paper Award established in 2010 to recognize the best research paper presented at its conference.