LIMB Publications & Presentations

Use this as a resource for:

  • teaching information behavio(u)r, library and information science, informatics, and any students interested in information seeking, needs, and use;
  • your own LIMB research or project development.

Share a reference to your own or other LIMB-related work to include in our bibliography and LIMB-related research [LINK to LIMB-OtherResearch page-3] database under development! Email references to Jennie Abrahamson at jenniea@u.washington.edu.

Publications

In Progress/Press/Forthcoming

Abrahamson J.A., Jimison H.B., et al. (In Progress). Personal medication management in everyday life: findings regarding elders’medication practices and preferred medication reminder modalities (working title).

2010

Coward, C., T., & Fisher, K. E. (2010). Measuring indirect access: Indicators of the impacts of lay information mediary behavior. 2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Gothenborg, Sweden, August 10- 15, 2010. Available at: www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/72-coward-en.pdf

2008

Abrahamson, J.A., Fisher, K.E., Turner, A.G., Durrance, J.C., & Turner, T.C. (2008). Lay information mediary behavior uncovered: exploring how nonprofessionals seek health information for themselves and others online. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2008 96(4), 310-323. Available at:http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2568838

2007

Abrahamson, J.A., & Fisher, K.E. (2007). “What's past is prologue”: towards a general model of lay information mediary behaviour. Information Research, 12(4) paper colis15. Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/12-4/colis/colis15.html

Presentations

2008

Fisher, K.E. (2008). Meeting the needs of lay information mediaries. Creating Knowledge V Conference “Information behaviour on the Internet – challenges for the libraries.” 20-22 August 2008. Turku, Finland.

Abrahamson, J.A. (2008). Modeling the health information behavior of lay information mediaries. National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, Bethesda, MD, July 2008. Presentation.

Abrahamson, J.A., & Fisher, K.E. (2008). Modeling lay information mediary behavior: implications for information services and health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Chicago, May 2008. Presentation.

2007

Abrahamson, J.A., & Fisher, K.E. (2007). “What’s past is prologue”: towards a general model of lay information mediary behavior. Sixth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 6): “Featuring the Future,” Boräs, Sweden, August 2007. Presentation.

2006

Abrahamson, J.A., & Fisher, K.E. (2006). Modeling the information behavior of lay mediaries. Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Austin, TX, November 2006. Poster.

2005

Abrahamson, J.A. (2005). Proxy health information seekers. "Connecting Research and Practice: Special Populations." SIG-USE 2005 Fifth Annual Research Symposium, American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, October 2005. Speaker-participant.

Fisher, K.E., Abrahamson, J.A., Turner, A.G., Edwards, P.M., & Durrance, J.C. (2005). Lost, found, and feeling better: exploring proxy health information behavior. Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Charlotte, NC, October-November 2005. Poster.

Fisher, K.E., Durrance, J.C., Abrahamson, J.A., Turner, A.G., Edwards, P.M., & Turner, T. C. (2005). Proxy searchers uncovered: research lessons on how ordinary folks seek health information for others online. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Antonio, TX, May 2005.

2004

Durrance, J. C., Fisher, K. E., Turner, T.C., Kua, E., Abrahamson, J.A., Turner, A.G., & Edwards, P. M. (2004). Consumer health information seeking and the web: findings from direct users, proxy searchers, and health service providers. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Providence, RI, November 2004. Poster.

Selected Publications Citing LIMB

2009

Civan, A., McDonald, D.W., Unruh, K.T., & Pratt, W. (2009). Locating patient expertise in everyday life. Proceedings of the 2009 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2009, Sanibel Island, Florida, May 10-13, 2009, 291-300.

Fisher, K. E., & Julien, H. (2009). Information behavior. Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, 43, 317-358. B. Cronin (Ed). Medford, NJ: ASIST and Information Today.

IBEC Publications Describing LIMB-Related Behavior

Fisher, K.E. (2005). Information grounds. In K. E. Fisher, S. Erdelez , & L. (E. F.) McKechnie (Eds.), Theories of information behavior (pp. 185-190). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Fisher, K.E., Durrance, J.C. & Hinton, M.B. (2004a). Information grounds and the use of need-based services by immigrants in Queens , NY : a context-based, outcome evaluation approach. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 55(8), 754-766.

Fisher, K. E. & Landry, C. F. (2007). The right brain approach: understanding the information behaviour of stay-at-home mothers through affect. In D. Nahl & D. Bilal (Eds.), Information and emotion: The emergent affective paradigm in information behavior research and theory . Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Fisher, K. E., Marcoux, E., Miller, L. S., Sanchez, A. & Cunningham, E. R. (2004b). Information behaviour of migrant Hispanic farm workers and their families in the Pacific Northwest . Information Research , 10(1) paper 199. Retrieved 25 February, 2007 from http://InformationR.net/ir/10-1/paper199.html.

Fisher, K. E. & Naumer, C. M. (2006). Information grounds: theoretical basis and empirical findings on information flow in social settings. In A. Spink & C. Cole (Eds.), New directions in human information behavior (pp. 93-111). Amsterdam: Kluwer.

Fisher, K., Naumer, C., Durrance, J., Stromski, L. & Christiansen, T. (2005). Something old, something new: preliminary findings from an exploratory study about people's information habits and information grounds. Information Research, 10(2) paper 223. Retrieved 20 February, 2007 from http://InformationR.net/ir/10-2/paper223.html.

Pettigrew, K. E. (1999). Waiting for chiropody: contextual results from an ethnographic study of the information behaviour among attendees at community clinics. Information Processing & Management , 35(6), 801-817.

Pettigrew, K. E. (2000). Lay information provision in community settings: how community health nurses disseminate human services information to the elderly. Library Quarterly, 70, 47-85.

Saxton, M. L., Naumer, C. M. & Fisher, K.E. (2007). 2-1-1 Information services: outcomes assessment, benefit-cost analysis, and policy issues. Government Information Quarterly, 24(1), 186-215.