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Beth St. Jean
Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

 

My CV

 

Professional Employment:

  1/2012 to Present:   Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
  1/2012 to Present:   Assistant Director, Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
11/2012 to Present:   Affiliate Faculty Member, The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park
  9/2013 to Present:   Senior Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
 

 

Research Interests:

 

Teaching:

Fall 2014:       LBSC 602  Serving Information Needs
Spring 2014:   INST 728K: Consumer Health Informatics
Spring 2014:   INST 701   Introduction to Research Methods
Fall 2013:       LBSC 602  Serving Information Needs
Spring 2013:   INST 888   Doctoral Seminar
Spring 2012:   LBSC 601  Users and Information Context

Fall 2012:       LBSC 601  Users and Information Context
 

 

Educational Background:

4/2012       PhD in Information           University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
4/2006       MS in Information (LIS)    University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
5/1988       BA in Mathematics            Smith College, Northampton, MA      

 

Dissertation:

Title: Information Behavior of People Diagnosed with a Chronic Serious Health Condition: A Longitudinal Study

Abstract: My dissertation research consisted of a longitudinal investigation into the information behavior of people diagnosed with a particular chronic serious health condition, type 2 diabetes. This study sought to identify the factors that motivate or impede the information seeking and use of these individuals and to discover how these factors and their influences change across time. It also aimed to uncover how they become aware of and capable of articulating their information needs, how they look for and make use of health-related information, and how these processes change across time. Lastly, it sought to discover what sources and types of diabetes-related information they perceive to be useful and how their perceptions of usefulness change as their knowledge about, and their experience with, diabetes transform across time. 


 

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants:

2015            2015 ALISE/LMC Paper Award [Subramaniam, M., St. Jean, B., Greene Taylor, N., Follman, R., Kodama, C., & Casciotti, D. (2014). Bit by bit: Unpacking health literacy instruction for young people]
2014            2014 Beta Phi Mu/LRRT (Library Research Round Table) Research Paper Award [Subramaniam, M.; Greene Tylor, N., St. Jean, B., Follman, R., Kodama, C., & Casciotti, D. (2014). The hows and whys of disadvantaged tweens' online credibility assessment: Implications for digital literacy instruction]
2014            iConference 2014 Exceptional Reviewer Award
2013            ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Award
2011            First-place winner of the ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition
2011            Doctoral Student to ALISE Grant
2010-2011    Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
2010            ASIS&T Best Paper Award
2010            Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant
2008-2009    Gary M. Olson Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award


 

Publications:

St. Jean, B., Subramaniam, M., Greene Taylor, N., Follman, R., Kodama, C., & Casciotti, D. (in press). The influence of positive hypothesis testing on youths’ online health-related information seeking. New Library World.

 

Subramaniam, M., Greene Taylor, N., St. Jean, B., Follman, R., & Kodama, C. (in press). As simple as that?: Tween credibility assessment in a complex online world. Journal of Documentation.

 

St. Jean, B. (2014). Devising and implementing a card-sorting technique for a longitudinal investigation of the information behavior of people with type 2 diabetes. Library & Information Science Research, 36(1), 16-26.

 
Martinez, C. H., St. Jean, B., Plauschinat, C. A., Rogers, B., Beresford, J., Martinez, F. J., Richardson, C. R., & Han, M. K. (2014). Internet access and use by COPD patients in the National Emphysema/COPD Association Survey. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14(66). Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2466-14-66.pdf

St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Kim, Y.-M., & Yang, J. Y. (2012). An analysis of the information behaviors, goals, and intentions of frequent Internet users: Findings from online activity diaries. First Monday, 17(2), February 2012. Available: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3870/3143

Markey, K., Leeder, C., & St. Jean, B. (2011). Students’ behaviour playing an online information literacy game. Journal of Information Literacy, 5(2), 46-65. Available: http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/PRA-V5-I2-2011-3/1574

St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Yakel, E., & Markey, K. (2011). Unheard voices: Institutional repository end-users. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 21-42. Available: http://miracle.si.umich.edu/publications/Unheard_Voices_Published_Copy_012011.pdf

Markey, K., Swanson, F., Leeder, C., Peters, G. R., Jr., Jennings, B. J., St. Jean, B., Rosenberg, V., Rieh, S. Y., Carter, G. V., Packard, A., Frost, R. L., Mbabu, L., & Calvetti, A. (2010). The benefits of integrating an information literacy skills game into academic coursework: A preliminary evaluation. D-Lib Magazine, 16(7/8), July/August 2010. Available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july10/markey/07markey.html

Markey, K., Swanson, F., Jenkins, A., Jennings, B., St. Jean, B., Rosenberg, V., Yao, X. & Frost, R. L. (2009). Will undergraduate students play games to learn how to conduct library research? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35(4), 303-313.

Rieh, S. Y., St. Jean, B., Yakel, E., Markey, K., & Kim, J. (2008). Perceptions and experiences of staff in the planning and implementation of institutional repositories. Library Trends, 57(2), 168-190. Available: http://miracle.si.umich.edu/publications/rieh_LibTrends2008.pdf

Yakel, E., Rieh, S. Y., St. Jean, B., Markey, K., & Kim, J. (2008). Institutional repositories and the institutional repository: College and university archives and special collections in an era of change. The American Archivist, 71(2), 323-349. Available: http://miracle.si.umich.edu/publications/American_Archivist_IRs.pdf

Markey, K., St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Yakel, E., & Kim, J. (2008). Institutional repositories: The experience of master’s and baccalaureate institutions. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 8(2), 157-173. Available: http://miracle.si.umich.edu/bibliography/Article_Submitted_to_Portal_2008.pdf

Markey, K., Swanson, F., Jenkins, A., Jennings, B., St. Jean, B., Rosenberg, V., Yao, X. & Frost, R. L. (2008). Designing and testing a Web-based board game for teaching information literacy skills and concepts. Library Hi Tech, 26(4), 663-681.

Markey, K., Swanson, F., Jenkins, A., Jennings, B., St. Jean, B., Rosenberg, V., Yao, X. & Frost, R. L. (2008). The effectiveness of a Web-based board game for teaching undergraduate students information literacy concepts and skills. D-Lib Magazine, 14(9/10), September/October 2008. Available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september08/markey/09markey.html

Rieh, S. Y., Markey, K., St. Jean, B., Yakel, E., & Kim, J. (2007). Census of institutional repositories in the U.S.: A comparison across institutions at different stages of IR development. D-Lib Magazine, 13(11/12), November/December 2007. Available: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november07/rieh/11rieh.html

Markey, K. Rieh, S. Y., St. Jean, B., Kim, J., & Yakel, E. (2007, February). Census of institutional repositories in the United States: MIRACLE Project research findings. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources. Available: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub140/pub140.pdf

Markey, K., St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Yakel, E., Kim, J., and Kim, Y.-M. (2007). Nationwide census of institutional repositories: Preliminary findings. Journal of Digital Information, 8(2). Available: http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/194/170

Rieh, S. Y., Markey, K., Yakel, E., St. Jean, B., & Kim, J. (2007). Perceived values and benefits of institutional repositories: A perspective of digital curation. An International Symposium on Digital Curation (DigCCurr 2007), Chapel Hill, NC, April 18-20, 2007. Available: http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr2007/papers/rieh_paper_6-2.pdf