Presentations

2008

Fisher, K. E. (Upcoming, May 21, 2008). How libraries and librarians help through public access computing. Queensland State Library, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

Fisher, K. E. (Upcoming, May 19, 2008). Showing the power of ICTs through outcome assessment: Lessons from Seattle. Connecting Up 2008 “Online and Off to the Future for Nonprofits!” Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. http://connectingup.org

Fisher, K, E., Crandall, M., Ambikar, R., & Gomez, R. (April 2, 2008). Measuring the impact of digital inclusion efforts: Examples from the field. iEdge Conference. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Crandall, M., & Fisher, K. E. (2008). The impact of free access to computers and the Internet at public libraries. Association of Librarians of the University of Washington. Mar. 6, 2008. Seattle: University of Washington, WA.

Fisher, K. E. (Accepted). East Coast, West Coast: Unifying Findings about Immigrants’ Information Seeking and ICT Use. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Oct. 24-29, 2008. Columbus, OH.

Abrahamson, J. A., & Fisher, K. E. (Accepted). Modeling lay information mediary behavior: Implications for information services and health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 16-21, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Crandall, M., & Fisher, K. E. (2008). Let’s get wild: Building a national research and service agenda for community technologies and networking. Third Annual iSchool Conference. iConference 2008: Futures: Systems, Selves, Society. Feb. 28-March 1, 2008. Los Angeles: UCLA, CA. (Organizers and presenters).

2007

Fisher, K. E., & Turner, T. (2007). Panel on “Social types and personas: Typologies of persons on the web and designing for predictable behaviors.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Oct. 18-25, 2007. Milwaukee, WI.

Fisher, K. E. (2007). Seattle Public Library as “place”: Community building and impact. Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA). May 28-June 2, 2007. Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia.

Fisher, K. E. (March 8, 2007). Pink, waterproof, and scented: Designing mobile technology for women. iEdge: So what? Research into practice. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2006

Fisher, K. E. (August 14, 2006). Outcomes of community technology centers: Stories from Yakima. Communities Connect Network -- Statewide Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Fisher, K. E. (May 26, 2006). The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research. Royal School of Library and Information Science. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Fisher, K. E. (May 24, 2006). The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research. The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, The University College of Borås. Borås, Sweden.

Fisher, K. E. (May 19, 2006). How libraries and librarians make a difference in their communities. Conference on the Potential of Public Libraries in Developing Viable Local Communities. School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College. Oslo, Norway.

Fisher, K. E. (May 12, 2006). Information grounds and knowledge organization: Realizing the potential. School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College. Oslo, Norway.

Fisher, K. E. (May 3, 2006). The death of the user and other ruminations on information behavior research. School of Library and Information Studies, Oslo University College. Oslo, Norway.

Durrance, J. C., Walker, D., Souden, M., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). The role of community-based, problem-centered information intermediaries in local problem solving. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX. (Won the 2006 ASIST SIG USE Meritorious Information Behavior Paper Award)

Landry, C. F., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). The missing piece: Affect and the information behavior of stay-at-home mothers. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX. (Poster; Won the 2006 ASIST SIG USE Best Information Behavior Poster Award)

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

Fisher, K. E. (2006). The fabulous poor-rich information worlds of mothers who stay-at-home. Panel entitled Channeling Chatman: Questioning the applicability of a research legacy to today’s small world realities, organized by C. Fulton. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX. (Presentation)

Fisher, K. E. (2006). Being user-oriented: Convergences, divergences, and the potentials for systematic dialogue between disciplines and between researchers, designers, and providers. Panel organized by B. Dervin. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX. (Presentation)

Meyers, E. M., Fisher, K. E., Marcoux, E. L. (2006). Tweens and the role of affect in everyday life information seeking. 6th Annual Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (SIG USE) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. November 4, 2006, Austin, TX.

Landry, C. F., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). Stay-at-home mothers and the role of affect in everyday information behavior. 6th Annual Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (SIG USE) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. November 4, 2006, Austin, TX.

Hendry, D. G., Fisher, K. E., & Mai, J-E. (2006). Building Bridges between Information Behavior Research and Information Architecture. 7th Information Architecture Summit: Learning, Doing, Selling. March 23-27, 2006. Vancouver, Canada.

2005

Fisher, K. E. (2005, September 20). Interview by S. Erdelez. "Human Information Behavior" [radio webcast]. LiS Webcast: LiS ClassCast Series. Columbia, MO: School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Saxton, M., Fisher, K. E., & Naumer, C. M. (May 20, 2005). Benchmarking and Cost-Benefit Analysis of the WIN 2-1-1 Initiative. WIN 2-1-1 Board of Directors. Renton, WA.

Fisher, K. E., & Saxton, M. (2005). Seattle Public Library as “place”: Community building. Shattering Stereotypes Conference. Seattle Public Library. Seattle, WA. (2 presentations)

Fisher, K. E., & Turner, A. M. (2005). Stay-at-home mothers. Connecting Research and Practice: Special Populations. 5th Annual Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (SIG USE) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. October 29, Charlotte, NC

Fisher, K. E., Marcoux, B. M., & Meyers, E. (2005). Tweens. Connecting Research and Practice: Special Populations. 5th Annual Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (SIG USE) of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. October 29, Charlotte, NC

Annabi, H., Fisher, K. E., & Mai, J-E. (2005). Our academic life: Challenges facing i-Schools. First i-Conference of the i-School Deans' Community: Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges. Sept. 18-20, 2005. Station Park, PA.

Fisher, K. E. (2005). The emotional frontiers of tweens and stay-at-home moms. Panel organized by D. Nahl. 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Charlotte, NC. (Presentation)

Fisher, K. E. (2005). When the user isn’t really the user, nobody is yet using, and uses are multifold. Panel on Sense-Making organized by B. Dervin. 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Charlotte, NC. (Presentation)

Naumer, C. M. & Fisher, K. E. (2005). Information grounds of college students. 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Charlotte, NC. (Presentation)

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

Fisher, K. E., Durrance, J. C., Abrahamson, J. A., Turner, A., Edwards, P. M., & Turner, T. (2005). Proxy searchers uncovered: Research lessons on how ordinary folks seek health information for others online. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 14-19, San Antonio, TX.

Edwards, P. M., Saxton, M., Fisher, K. E., & Mai, J. E. (2005). Seattle Public Library as place: Nonparametric analyses of community perceptions and attitudes. 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Charlotte, NC. (Poster)

Saxton, M., Fisher, K. E., Naumer, C. M., & Pusateri, C. (2005). WIN 2-1-1: The development of evaluation measures of 2-1-1 I&R systems. 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Charlotte, NC. (Poster)

Fisher, K. E., & Saxton, M. (2005). Connecting research and practice: Innovations and research at the Seattle Public Library. Library Research Round Table Meeting. Annual Conference of the American Library Association, June 25-28, 2005. Chicago.

2004

Alexander, S., Fisher, K. E., & Edwards, P. M. (2004). “Life in the round” and the homeless in Washington State: Implications of their IB for service planning. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Nov. 13-18, 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. (Poster)

Fisher, K. E., Naumer, C., & Durrance, J. C. (2004). Information habits and information grounds in the Northwest: Findings from across multiple populations. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Nov. 13-18, 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. (Poster)

Durrance, J. C., Fisher, K. E., Turner, T., Kua, E., Abrahamson, J., Turner, A., & Edwards, P. E. (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, Nov. 13-18, 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. (Poster)

Fisher, K. E. (2004). The influential role of affect in information behavior. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Nov. 13-18, 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. (Panelist)

Fisher, K. E. (2004). Faculty mentoring: Vital processes, vital outcomes. Annual Conference of the Association for Library & Information Science Education. Jan. 6-9, 2004. San Diego, CA. (Session moderator and speaker; was unable to attend)

2003 and earlier

Fisher-Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2004). How libraries and librarians make a difference in their communities. National Conference of the Public Library Association, Seattle, WA, Feb. 24-28, 2004.

Fisher, K. E. (2003). Information behavior in everyday life: Research on street-level sex workers, new immigrants, and hair stylists. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Oct. 20-23, 2003. Long Beach, CA. (Session moderator and speaker)

Pettigrew, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Unruh, K. T. (Nov. 2001). Foundations and emerging characteristics of information communities: Findings from a qualitative study of three communities. Digital Communities 2001: Cities in the Information Society. Chicago. (Presentation was selected as one of the conference’s 10 best)

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (Nov. 2001). Community information, networked style: Results from a nation-wide study with recommendations for online methodologies and evaluation. Library Research Seminar II. University of Maryland, MD.

Durrance, J. C., Pettigrew, K. E., Unruh, K. T., Olsen, E., Hamilton, C. (Oct. 2001). Information communities: How the Web facilitates information flow for everyday situations. Internet Research 2.0: INTERconnections Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (April 2001). Fostering social capital using the ‘Net: Perceptions of community network users, information providers and organizers. Sunbelt XXI: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. Budapest, Hungary.

Hersberger, J., & Pettigrew, K. E. (April 2001). I keep to myself, but: Impediments and catalysts to information flow and social support within homeless populations. Sunbelt XXI: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. Budapest, Hungary.

Hersberger, J., Pettigrew, K., & James, L. (April 2000). Social Capital as Embedded in the Social Support Networks of Homeless Populations. Sunbelt XX: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Pettigrew, K. E. (June 1999). Beyond footcare: The role of community health nurses in linking the elderly with human services during clinical interaction. 1999 International Nursing Research Conference, Edmonton, AL.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (June 1999). American public library participation in Internet community information delivery: Survey results and implications for reference service. ALA Reference and User Services Association, Research and Statistics Committee’s Fifth Annual Research Forum, New Orleans.

Pettigrew, K. E. (Feb.1999). Community health nurses as strong-weak ties: Findings from an ethnographic study on communication between nurses and the elderly at neighborhood clinics. Sunbelt XIX: 1999 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Charleston, SC.

Pettigrew, K. E., & McKechnie, L. (Jan. 1999). The use of theory in library and information science education and research: Overview of a current study. 1999 Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Pettigrew, K. E. (May 1998). “Only for emergencies”: The role of network members in providing instrumental help, human services information and affective support to the elderly. Sunbelt XVIII/5th European International Conference on Social Networks, Sitges, Spain.

 

Refereed Conference Papers

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.

Counts, S., & Fisher, K. E. (2008). Mobile social networking: An information grounds perspective. Online Communities in the Digital Economy, 40th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences-40 (HICSS). IEEE Publication. January 7-10, 2008. Waikoloa, Big Island,

HI. 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.

Abrahamson, J., & Fisher, K. E. (2007). “What’s past is prologue:” Towards a general model of lay mediary information behaviour. CoLIS: Sixth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden, August 13-16, 2007. (Information Research: http://informationr.net/ir/12-4/colis/colis15.html)

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 Seeking in Context VI (ISIC). Sydney, Australia, July 2006. (Information Research: http://informationr.net/ir/)

Durrance, J. C., Walker, D., Souden, M., & Fisher, K. E. (2006). The role of community-based, problem-centered information intermediaries in local problem solving. 2006 Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX. (Won the 2006 ASIST SIG USE Meritorious Information Behavior Paper Award)

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. (Information Research: http://informationr.net/ir/11-4/paper262.html).

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

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 Seeking in Context V. Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 1-3, 2004.

Fisher, K. E., Naumer, C. M ., Durrance, J. C., Stromski, L., & Christiansen, T. (2004). Something old, something new: Preliminary findings from an exploratory study about people’s information habits and information grounds. Information Seeking in Context V. Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 1-3, 2004.

Fisher, K. E., Unruh, K. T., & Durrance, J. C. (2003). Information communities: Characteristics gleaned from studies of three online networks. In R. J. Todd (Ed.), Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (pp. 299-305). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Unruh, K. T., Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2002). Towards effective evaluation of digital community information systems. In E. G. Toms (Ed.), Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (pp. 250-259). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Unruh , K. T., Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2002) Evaluation of digital community information systems. In: G. Marchionini & W. Hersh (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 240-241), Portland, OR. July 2002. New York: ACM.

Durrance, J. C., Pettigrew, K. E., & Unruh, K. T. (2002). Barriers that must be overcome for effective use of digital community information: Preliminary patterns. Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change. DIAC-02 Symposium. Seattle, WA. May 16-19, 2002.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2001). Public use of digital community information systems: Findings from a recent study with implications for system design. In Proceedings of the First ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 136-143). Roanoke, VI. June 24-28, 2001. New York: ACM.

Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2000). Community building using the ‘Net: Perceptions of organizers, information providers and Internet users. Internet Research 1.0: The State of the Interdiscipline, First Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 14 17, 2000. [url: www.cddc.vt.edu/aoir/]

Pettigrew, K. E. (1999). Agents of information: The role of community health nurses in linking the elderly with local resources by providing human services information. In T. D. Wilson & D. K. Allen (Eds.), Exploring the Contexts of Information Behaviour: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Research in Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts (Aug. 13-15, 1998, Sheffield, UK). (pp. 257-276). London: Graham Taylor.

McKechnie, L., & Pettigrew, K. E. (1998). Theories for the new millennium: The deployment of theory in LIS research. In E. Toms (Ed.), Information Science at the Dawn of the Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (June 3-5, 1998, Ottawa, ON) (pp. 125-142). Toronto: CAIS.