Articles

In Progress/Press/Forthcoming

Fisher, K. E. (In Progress). Why people turn to other for information: A theory of interpersonal information seeking.

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

Naumer, C. M., & Fisher, K. E.  (In Press).  Information needs: Conceptual and empirical developments.  In M. Bates and M. N. Maack, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Taylor & Francis.

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.

2008

Abrahamson, J. A., Fisher, K. E., Turner, A. G., Durrance, J. C., & Turner, T. (2008) Lay information mediary behavior (LIMB) uncovered: How non-professionals seek health information for themselves and others online. Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Counts, S., & Fisher, K. E. (2008). Mobile social networking: An information grounds perspective. Online Communities in the Digital Economy, 41st Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences-41 (HICSS). IEEE Publication. January 7-10, 2008. Waikoloa, Big Island, HI.

Naumer, C. M., Fisher, K. E., & Dervin, B. (2008). Sense-Making: A methodological perspective. Sensemaking Workshop @ CHI 2008. ACM SIG CHI Conference, Florence, Italy, April 6, 2008.

2007

Abrahamson, J., & Fisher, K. E. (2007). “What’s past is prologue:Towards a general model of lay mediary information behaviour. Information Research, 12.4. (Paper given at the CoLIS Conference, Borås, Sweden, August 13-16, 2007)

Fisher, K. E., & Landry, C. F. (2007). Understanding the information behavior 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 (pp. 211-233). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Fisher, K. E., Landry, C. F., & Naumer, C. M. (2007). Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: An information ground typology based on the college student experience. Information Research, 12.2. (Paper given at the ISIC Conference, Sydney, 2006)

Meyers, E., Fisher, K. E., & Marcoux, E. (2007). Studying the everyday information behavior of tweens: Notes from the field. Library & Information Science Research, 29.3, 310-331.

Fisher, K. E., Marcoux, E., Meyers, E., & Landry, C.F. (2007). Tweens and Everyday Life Information Behavior: Preliminary Findings from Seattle. In Chelton, M.K. & Cool, C. (Eds.), Youth Information-Seeking Behaviors II: Context, Theories, Models, and Issues. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Fisher, K. E., Saxton, M.L., Edwards, P.M., & Mai, J. (2007). Seattle Public Library as Place: Reconceptualizing Space, Community, and Information at the Central Library. In Buschman, John E. and Leckie, Gloria J. The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Fisher, K. E., & Turner, T. C. (2007). Shop and talk: Supporting women’s nurturing and providing roles through mobile technology. 2007 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, October 17-20, 2007, Orlando, FL.

Saxton, M., Naumer, C., Fisher, K. E. (2007). 2-1-1 Information services: Outcomes assessment, benefit­cost analysis, and policy issues Government Information Quarterly.

2006

Durrance, J. C., Souden, M., Walker, D., & Fisher, K. E. Civic Problem-Solving Viewed as an Information Use Environment. Information Seeking in Context VI (ISIC). Sydney, Australia, July 2006.

Durrance, J. C., Walker, D., Souden, M., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). The role of community-based, problem-centered information intermediaries in local problem solving. In A. Grove (Ed). Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology.  Austin, TX. D. Hill. Silver Springs, MD.

Durrance, J. C., Souden, M., Walker, D., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). Civic problem-solving viewed as an information use environment. Information Seeking in Context VI (ISIC). Sydney, Australia, July 2006.

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.E., Landry, C.F. and Naumer, C. (2006). "Social spaces, casual interactions, meaningful exchanges: 'information ground' characteristics based on the college student experience." Information Research, 12(2) paper 291.

Turner, T. C., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). Social types in technical newsgroups: Implications for information flow. International Journal of Communications, Law and Policy, 11.

Turner, T. C., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). The impact of social types within information communities: Findings from technical newsgroups. Online Communities in the Digital Economy, 39th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences-39 (HICSS). IEEE Publication. January 4-7, 2006, Kauai, HI.

2005

Fisher, K. E., & Naumer, C. (2005). 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. Amsterdam: Kluwer.

Fisher, K. E., Naumer, C. M., Durrance, J. C., 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 (Based on a paper given at the ISIC Conference, Dublin, 2004).

2004 and older

Fisher, K. E., Marcoux, E., Miller, L. S., Sanchez, A., & Cunningham, E. R. (2004). Information behavior of migrant Hispanic farm workers and their families in the Pacific Northwest. Information Research, 10.1, paper 199 (Based on a paper given at the ISIC Conference, Dublin, 2004).

Fisher, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Hinton, M. B. (2004). Information grounds and 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.

Donat, J., & Fisher-Pettigrew, K. E. (2002). The final context: Information behavior surrounding the dying patient. New Review of Information Behavior Research, 3, 175-186.

Durrance, J. C., & Fisher-Pettigrew, K. E. (2002). Toward developing measures of the impact of library and information services. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 42.1, 43-53.

McKechnie, L. M., & Pettigrew, K. E. (2002). Surveying the use of theory in library and information science research: A disciplinary perspective. Library Trends, 50.3, 406-417.

Pettigrew, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Unruh, K. T. (2002). Facilitating community information-seeking using the Internet: Findings from three public library-community network systems. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 53.11, 894-903.

Durrance, J. C., & Pettigrew, K. E. (2001). How libraries and librarians help: Toward context-centered methods for evaluating public library networked community information initiatives.
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Durrance, J. C., & Pettigrew, K. E. (2001). How libraries and librarians help: Toward context-centered methods for evaluating public library networked community information initiatives.
First Monday: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2001). (Eds). KALIPER: Introduction and overview of results. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 42.1, 170-180.

Pettigrew, K. E., & McKechnie, L. M. (2001). The use of theory in information science research. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 52.1, 62-73.

Pettigrew, K. E. (2000). Lay information provision in community settings: How community health nurses disseminate human services information to the elderly. Library Quarterly, 70.1, 47-85.

McKechnie, L. (E.F.), Pettigrew, K., & Joyce, S. (2000). The origins and contextual use of theory in human information behavior research. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research: Studies of Information Seeking in Context, 2, 47-63.

Durrance, J. C., & Pettigrew, K. E. (Feb. 2000). Community information: The technological touch. Library Journal, 125.2, 44-46. (Feature cover article).

Pettigrew, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Vakkari, P. (1999). Approaches to studying public library Internet initiatives: A review of the literature and overview of a current study. Library & Information Science Research, 21.3, 327-360.

Pettigrew, K. E. (1999). Waiting for chiropody: Contextual results from an ethnographic study of the information behavior among attendees at community clinics. Information Processing & Management, 35.6, 801-817.

Baker, L. M., & Pettigrew, K. E. (1999). Theories for practitioners: Two frameworks for studying consumer health information-seeking behavior. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 87.4, 444 50.

Pettigrew, K. E. (1996). Nurses’ perceptions of their needs for community information: Results of an exploratory study in southwestern Ontario. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 37.4, 351-360.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Wilkinson, M. A. (1996). Control of community information: An analysis of roles. Library Quarterly, 66.4, 373-407.

Leckie, G. J., Pettigrew, K. E., & Sylvain, C. (1996). Modelling the information seeking of professionals: A general model derived from research on engineers, health care professionals, and lawyers. Library Quarterly, 66.2, 161-193.