Amy presented a keynote talk at the Emerging Issues in Library and Information Management Student Conference at the Institute of Information Management at the University of the Punjab. Excellent presentations and posters from the students!
Amy is working with Dr. Muhammad Rafiq from the Institute of Information Management at the University of the Punjab on a funded study of Pakistani librarians' orientations to practice.
Amy presented two posters at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. One with UB colleague Dr. Africa Hands and University of Ljubljana colleagues Dr. Tanja Merčun and Dr. Katarina Švab called "Which Information Behavior Concepts Bridge the Gap from Research to Reference Practice?". She also presented a poster with UB master's student Ayiana Crabtree called "Retaining LIS Professionals of Color: Examining Job Survival Through Survival Analysis".
Amy will go to Ghana as a Fulbright Scholar in Spring 2024. She will work with the University of Cape Coast to help develop a library and information science program. She will also mentor librarians currently working on their doctorates and provide lectures and workshops to support these students and encourage more librarians to become involved in research and pursue doctoral studies.
Amy received funding from the University at Buffalo's Associate Professor Fund in Global and International Research for her project “Orientations to Reference Practice from a Global Perspective”. The fund will support travel to Pakistan, Ghana, Thailand, and the Philippines to study librarians' beliefs and knowledge about their reference and information service.
Amy presented a paper with co-authors Kawanna Bright, Sunha Kim, and Monica Colon-Aguirre at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology in Pittsburgh, PA. Their paper "Professional development opportunity, digital skills, and BIPOC professionals’ decision to leave: A Serial Multiple-Mediator SEM Model" won third place for best short paper.
Amy participated on a panel at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting with Krystyna Matusiak, Kawanna Bright, Monica Colon-Aguirre, Debbie Schachter, and Anna Marie Tammaro. Their panel called "Re-Imagining international research: Challenges and approaches" was sponsored by SIG-III.
Amy was on a panel with Africa Hands, Heidi Julien, and Laura Saunders called "Critical Perspectives on Professionalism". She also presented two posters: "Using survival analysis in to identify opportunities for retention of BIPOC librarians" with Kawanna Bright, Sunha Kim, and Monica Colon-Aguirre and "Conceptions of professional expertise: Implications for Educating Future Librarians" with Deborah Hicks and Heidi Julien.
Amy and Tanja Merčun of the University of Ljubjana were awarded support from the Slovenian Research Agency for their project "Perception and Use of Information Science Concepts and Theories by Librarians". They will be working on the project with Africa Hands, from the University at Buffalo, and Maja Kuhar and Katarina Švab, both from the University of Ljubljana.
Amy and Deborah Hicks of San Jose State University and Heidi Julien of the University at Buffalo received a Faculty Research Grant from the UB Gender Institute for their project "Conceptions of Expertise Among Librarians through a Gender Lens".
Amy presented a plenary lecture at the Slovenian Library Association conference called "The Librarian in the Context of Change".
Amy and her research team have received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to study the retention of BIPOC librarians. Amy will be working with Sunha Kim also in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, Kawanna Bright from East Carolina University, and Monica Colon-Aguirre from the University of South Carolina.
The Student Privacy in the Datafied Classroom team presented a paper at the Hawaii International Conference on System Science called "Do they even care? Measuring instructor value of student privacy in the context of learning analytics."
Amy has been working with Kyle M.L. Jones, Kawanna Bright, Alison Harding, and Sanika Vedak on the IMLS-funded project Student Privacy in the Datafied Classroom. We presented posters at the ALISE and ASIS&T conferences.
Amy has been working with Heidi Julien and Alison Harding on a project called Information Behavior in Reference and Information Services Professional Education. We presented on the project at the CAIS/ASCI and ALISE conferences, and we presented a poster at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Our first paper from the project is under review.
Amy was on the planning committee for the Graduate School of Education Teach-In for Racial Equity. Many thanks to Dr Jason Alston, Sofia Beccero-Licha, Dr Kawanna Bright, Diana Floegel, Jody Gray, Dr Africa Hands, Mike Katell, Denise LaForce, Amber Matthews, Amrita Patel, Dr Howard Rosenbaum for presenting concurrent sessions and making this event a transformative experience!
Amy moderated an LIS Pedagogy Chat called Moving from Diversity to Anti-racism in Reference Courses.
Amy had two papers published in the July 2020 issue of Library & Information Science Research. Applying theory in practice: The serious leisure perspective and public library programming
with Leslie Thomson and Jenna Hartel and Social network analysis: A methodological approach for understanding public libraries and their communities with Deborah Hicks and Mary F. Cavanagh.
Amy's paper Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge: A Framework for Analyzing Point-of-Need Information Literacy Instruction was published in Communications in Information Literacy.
Amy and Kawanna Bright published their paper Articulating the experience of uniqueness and difference for librarians of color in Library Quarterly.
Along with colleagues Lettie Conrad, Andrew Demasson, and Tim Gorichanaz, Amy presented on the panel Exploring card sort methods: Interaction and implementation for research, education, and practice at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Austraila.
Kyle Jones and Amy published their paper The syllabus as a student privacy document in an age of learning analytics in Journal of Documentation.
Amy and co-PI Kyle Jones, from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis were awarded $306,682 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to study how instructors' values, attitudes, and beliefs affect their instructional practices. Their study, "Student Privacy in the Datafied Classroom: Researching Instructional Privacy Practices to Facilitate Privacy Advocacy Discussions" will result in a toolkit to facilitate discussion among faculty, instructional designers, and administrators.
Amy and co-authors Leslie Thompson and Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto, received the ASIS&T SIG-USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award. Their project, "Information and the Lens of Leisure: Needs, Practices, and Resources over the Serious Leisure Career" with build on their earlier research analyzing library programming through the lens of the Serious Leisure Perspective.
Amy presented a keynote entitled "Values-based Practice and Scholarship: Re-framing our Work for the Digital Age" at the First University of South African Biennial International Conference on Library and Information Science Research in Africa (UNILISA) in Pretoria, South Africa.
Deborah Hicks and Amy published their paper Discourses of expertise in professional competency documents: Reference expertise as performance in Library Quarterly.
Amy co-authored a paper with her former student, Dr Braddlee. The paper, Bridging the chasm: Faculty support roles for academic librarians in the adoption of open educational resources was published in College & Research Libraries.
Amy is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Library & Information Studies at the University at Buffalo.
Amy presented the paper she co-authored with Kawanna Bright: "Challenges to diversity and inclusion for American librarians of color: Experiencing uniqueness and difference" at the Libraries in the Digital Age conference in Zadar, Croatia.
Amy and Deborah Hicks presented "Understanding Public Libraries’ Conversations: Promises and Challenges of Microblogging Data", a paper co-authored with Mary Cavanagh at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Library Association in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Amy presented a poster with Kyle Jones, Assistant Professor at IUPUI, at the Annual Conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education: Student Surveillance in the Age of Learning Analytics: An Inquiry into LIS Syllabi and Student Learning Analytics. Read more about our project.
Amy's paper, co-authored with Kawanna Bright, "Including the Voices of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Services Research", was published in Reference & User Services Quarterly.
Amy and co-panelists Erik Mitchell, Jenny Bossaller, Heather Moulaison Sandy, John Budd, and Edward Corrado presented "Making a Case for Open Research: Implications for Reproducibility and Transparency" at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.
Amy and co-authors Jenny Bossaller and Sean Burns presented "Problems and promises of qualitative secondary analysis for research in information science" at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Information Science in Toronto, Canada.
Amy presented "Exploring experience through interpretative phenomenological analysis: Two studies of reference and information service from the practitioner perspective" to faculty and doctoral students at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Amy's paper, co-authored with Kawanna Bright, "Including the voices of librarians of color in reference and information services research", won the Beta Phi Mu/Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award for 2017.
Amy was named an Online Teaching Ambassador for the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence program.
Amy presented two papers at the ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta. She presented "Discourses of Expertise in Professional Competency Documents: Communicating Across Communities" with her co-author Deborah Hicks of University of British Columbia. She also presented "Listening to a Diverse Community to Create an Inclusive Understanding of Reference and Information Service" which she co-authored with Kawanna Bright from the University of Denver.
Amy's paper "Re-conceiving time in reference and information services work: A qualitative secondary analysis", co-authored with Sean Burns (University of Kentucky) and Jenny Bossaller (University of Missouri), was published in Journal of Documentation.
Amy and co-author Kawanna Bright presented "Racial/Ethnic Matching in Information Intermediation at ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference in Zadar, Croatia.
Amy co-authored a paper with Jenny Bossaller and Sean Burns, "Advancing Research for Library and Information Science with Qualitative Secondary Analysis". It was presented at the International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries in London.
Amy received the Graduate School of Education's STAR Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Amy and former graduate student Cady Fontana co-authored the paper "How
reference and information service is studied: Research approaches and methods."
It has been published in Library & Information Science Research.
Amy participated in the Western New York Library Resource Council's conference "The Wide Angle: Expanding Visions of Reference Service in the 21st Century". She will present a lightning talk about preparing students for contemporary reference practice.
Amy's co-PI, Kawanna Bright, will be presenting an update on their project Including the Voices of Librarians of Color at ALA Midwinter in Boston. Check out the project site for a screencast summary of the presentation and project updates.
6.2.15 - 6.5.15
Amy presented two papers at the information: interactions and impact (i3) conference in Aberdeen. "Information Professionals' Reference and Information Practices as Expertise or Skill: An Exploratory Study" is a discourse analysis co-authored with Deborah Hicks (University of Alberta, Edmonton). __"Understanding Information Professionals' Responses to User Errors and Challenges" is co-authored with Ji-Won Son (Department of Learning and Instruction, University of Buffalo).
Amy presented "Time in the Experience of Reference and Information Services Work" at the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) conference in Ottawa. She is working on this project with Jenny Bossaller (University of Missouri) and Sean Burns (University of Kentucky).
Amy and Solveig Beyza Evenstad from l'Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis published "Interpretative phenomenological analysis for LIS research" in Journal of Documentation.
Amy presented a short paper about uncertainty and ambiguity in reference and information service at the Information Seeking in Context conference in Leeds, UK.
Amy and University of Denver doctoral student Kawanna Bright have received an ALA Diversity Research Grant for their project "Including the Voice of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Service Research".
Amy's paper "Fully engaged practice and emotional connection: Aspects of the practitioner experience of reference and information service" was selected as a Featured Article for the current awareness service Informed Librarian.
Amy presented at the Works in Progress poster session at the ALISE Annual Conference. Experience the poster presentation.
Amy's paper "Fully engaged practice and emotional connection: Aspects of the practitioner experience of reference and information service" was published in Library & Information Science Research.
Amy's work was highlighted in the Faculty Spotlight for the Graduate School of Education.
Amy has joined the faculty at University at Buffalo. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies.
Amy successfully defended her dissertation, "Practitioner Experiences in Academic Research Libraries: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Reference Work".
Amy guest lectured for Dr. John V. Richardson Jr.'s "Information Access" course at UCLA. Great questions from students!
The proceedings from the second Reference Renaissance conference have just been published: Leading the Reference Renaissance: Today's Ideas for Tomorrow's Cutting-Edge Services. Amy's paper "Inventing the future by exploring traditional and emerging roles for reference librarians" is Chapter 4.
Amy presented her dissertation research at Duke University Libraries at an event sponsored by the Professional Affairs Committee.
Amy's paper, "Instructional strategies for digital reference: Methods to facilitate student learning," co-authored with Dr. Megan Oakleaf, has been chosen for Reference Research Review 2010 by the RUSA/RSS Research & Statistics Committee.
Amy has been awarded the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research by ALA's Library Research Round Table.
Amy presented "Practitioner Beliefs of Reference Librarians in Academic Research Libraries" at the Reference Research Forum at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Amy has been awarded a Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by Beta Phi Mu.
Amy taught INLS 501: Information Resources and Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Amy attended the ALISE conference in San Diego.
Amy taught INLS 501: Information Resources and Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Amy presented "Inventing the Future by Tinkering with the Past: Roles for Reference Librarians" at the Reference Renaissance conference.
Amy presented at the RUSA preconference Reference Evolution: Envisioning the Future, Remembering the Past with Stephen Francoeur, Joe Janes, and Kathleen Kern.
Amy's paper "Instructional strategies for digital reference: Methods to facilitate student learning", co-authored with Dr. Megan Oakleaf, was published in the summer issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly.
Amy is co-teaching INLS 841: Academic Libraries with her advisor Dr. Barbara Moran this spring.
Amy was appointed to the ACRL Contributed Papers Committee.
Amy presented with Dr. Megan Oakleaf at the 15th Annual Reference Research Forum at ALA. Read Ellieheartslibraries' blog about our presentation.
Amy was the keynote speaker at the Librarians Summer Academy hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Online Degree Program.
Evidence vs. anecdote: Using syllabi to plan curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction, a paper Amy co-authored with Dr. Megan Oakleaf was named one of the Top 20 Instructional Articles of 2008 by ALA's Library Instruction Round Table.
Amy presented with Phil Edwards at the ALISE Annual Conference. We discussed the repertory grid technique as part of the "Research Designs in LIS" panel.
Amy was a panelist at the Carolinas Chapter of ASIS&T program Is Reference Dead? A Panel of Experts Discuss the Future of Reference Services.
Amy worked with the other Doctoral Student Association representatives, Cassidy Sugimoto and Chirag Shah, to organize a Doctoral Research Symposium at UNC's School of Information & Library Science. Eighteen doctoral students presented their research to faculty and fellow students.
Amy presented a paper entitled "Reference Librarians' Personal Theories of Practice: A New Approach to Studying Reference Service" at theReference Renaissance conference in Denver. Amy also served on the program committee and contributed to a panel on digital reference.
Amy and colleague Hyun-Duck Chung received one of the 2008 Emerald Research Grants for their research on using digital reference transcripts for training. The $5000 award will support their project "Better Business Reference Training: Evaluation of Virtual Reference Transcripts for Subject-Specific Training."
Amy VanScoy, MLIS, PhD
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
vanscoy @ buffalo.edu