BAH (Queen’s University, Ontario), MA (University of Western
Ontario), MLIS (University of Western Ontario), PhD (University
of Western Ontario)
UCD School of Information and Library Studies
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Networking for Leisure research web site:
Telephone: +353 1 716 7593
Fax: +353 1 716 1161
The information behaviour of people in
everyday and work contexts, including theory, research, and
professional practice spanning these contexts.
networking of ordinary people in electronic and more
traditional everyday contexts, and the creation of community,
civil society, and conditions for lifelong learning through
behaviour in leisure pursuits.
mobile means of working, including the information structures
surrounding these alternative work forms.
ethnographic research approaches.
Recent Awards and Distinctions:
Potential Link in the eWorker’s Information Chain. Mobile
Information Systems II: IFIP International Working Conference
on Mobile Information Systems (MOBIS). Eds. J. Krogstie,
K. Kautz, and D. Allen. 2005. pp. 163-170.
of Life in the Round. Theories of Information Behavior: A
Researcher’s Guide. Eds. Sanda Erdelez, Lynne McKechnie,
and Karen Fisher. ASIST. Medford, N.J.: Information Today,
2005. pp. 79-82.
of Information Seeking. Theories of Information Behavior:
A Researcher’s Guide. Eds. Sanda Erdelez, Lynne McKechnie,
and Karen Fisher. ASIST, Medford, N.J.: Information Today,
2005. Co-authored with Jean Henefer. pp. 225-229.
Seeking and Students Studying for Professional Careers: The
Cases of Engineering and Law Students in Ireland. Co-authored
with Gillian Kerins and Ronan Madden. Information Research,
10 (1), October 2004.
eWorkers, and the Provision of Work Tools in the eWorkplace.
Telework 2001, Proceedings of the 8th European
Assembly on New Ways to Work, September, 2001. Ed. R.
Privacy Meets Home-based eWork.
Co-authored with E. Halpin and S. Walker. Telework 2001,
Proceedings of the 8th European Assembly on New
Ways to Work, September, 2001. Ed. R. Suomi.
Workspace is My Castle”: Functioning in the Home Work
Environment. Women, Work and Computerization,
Charting a Course to the Future [Selected
papers]. Eds. E. Balka and R. Smith. Boston: Kluwer
Academic Publishers, 2000.
The Information Worlds of Ethnic Minority Adolescents in
Ireland, SILS, University College Dublin, 2002-2006.
Selected Research Leadership Activities:
Associate Member, AIMTech:
Adaptation, Information Management and Technology research
SILS Information Behaviour Research Group, 2005-present.
Organizational Committee, ASIS&T, 2004-present.
Member, First Symposium on Information Interaction in
Context (IIiX), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005-present.
Co-ordinator, international conference Information Seeking
in Context (ISIC), held at UCD, August 31-September 3,
Selected Educational & Professional Leadership
Building Knowledge Through the Design and Development of a
Collaboratory for Library and Information Science Research and
Education, European Science Foundation (ESF) workshop,
Goteborg University, Sweden, 2006.
Member, Genealogy & Local Studies Group, Library Association
of Ireland, 2004-present.
Year Co-ordinator, UCD SILS.