Dr. Carolyn Hank awarded ALISE and OCLC/ALISE grants for social media & blogging research


Dr. Carolyn Hank is Principal Investigator on two recently grant-funded projects.

She was awarded the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Research Grant for the study, “Teaching in the Age of Facebook and other Social Media: LIS Faculty and Students ‘Friending’ and ‘Poking’ in the Social Sphere.”  She is joined on this project by her Co-PIs, Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto of Indiana University Bloomington and Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hank recently presented the planned course of study to the ALISE community during the 2012 annual conference, held in Dallas, TX this past January.

The other project, “The Biblioblogosphere: A Comparison of Communication and Preservation Perceptions and Practices between Blogging LIS Scholar-Practitioners and LIS Scholar-Researchers,” was awarded a 2012 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Competition. She is joined in this initiative by Dr. Sugimoto, Co-PI.