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Diane Sonnenwald

Emerita Professor, Chair of Information & Library Studies

School of Information & Communication Studies

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Email: diane.sonnenwald@ucd.ie

Biography

Diane H. Sonnenwald is Emerita Professor and Emerita Chair of Information & Library Studies at the School of Information and Library Studies at UCD, Dublin, Ireland, where she served as Head of School and Head of Subject. Sonnenwald also holds the title of Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Visiting Professor, holding the Distinguished Endowed Chair at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Sonnenwald is the only person outside North America to be elected President of ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science and Technology. She served as President in 2011-2012, chaired the International Relations Committee from 2013-2015, and is currently chairing the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will be in Copenhagen in October 2016. In these roles she has implemented initiatives to increase global participation and collaboration in the information sciences.

Professor Sonnenwald conducts research on collaboration, information behaviour and collaboration technology in a variety of contexts, including inter-disciplinary and inter-organizational collaboration in police work, emergency healthcare, academia and industry. This research has been published in over 90 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. Her work has been funded by national and international funding agencies, including the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, European Science Foundation, as well as private corporations and foundations. In 2002 Diane was a Fulbright Professor in Finland. Other awards and recognition include the 2014 SigUSE Elfreda A. Chatman Award and 2013 ASIS&T Lecture Series Award, a U.S. Army Research Laboratory Scientific Contribution Award, UNC Junior Faculty Research Award, ALISE Research Methodology Best Paper Award, and Bell Communications Research Award of Excellence. Professor Sonnenwald has a PhD from the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.
 
Many of her publications can be downloaded from her profile in Researchgate at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Diane_Sonnenwald/?ev=hdr_xprf


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: Alumni Achievement in Information and Library Sciences
Year: 2016.
Title: Watson Davis Award
Year: 2016.
Title: Chair, ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Year: 2016.
Title: Guest Editor, Journal of Library and Information Science
Year: 2016.
Title: Invited Keynote Address, Conference on Library and Information Society
Year: 2015.
Title: Visiting Professor, Distinguished Endowed Chair
Year: 2014.
Title: Achievers Hall of Fame
Year: 2014.
Title: Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award
Year: 2013.
Title: ASIS&T Lecture Series Award
Year: 2013.
Title: Visiting Researcher
Year: 2013.
Title: Medin Lecture Serices, Invited Speaker, UCF
Year: 2013.
Title: Visiting Scholar
Year: 2013.
Title: Invited keynote address, Trends in the iField Conference
Year: 2012.
Title: Invited keynote address; Invited Workshop Leader
Year: 2013.
Title: Invited keynote address, ISI Conference
Year: 2013.
Title: Invited keynote address, iFutures Conference, University of Sheffield
Year: 2013.
Title: ASIS&T Immediate Past President
Year: 2012.
Title: President, ASIS&T
Year: 2012.
Title: iCaucus representative, iSchools.org
Year: 2012.
Title: Editorial board member, Journal of Information & Library Studies (Taiwan)
Year: 2012.
Title: Invited speaker, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University
Year: 2012.
Title: Invited faculty, ASIS&T EU Doctoral Colloquium on Quantitative Research in Information Science
Year: 2012.
Title: Guest of honour, LIDA & ASIS&T 75th Anniversary EU Celebration
Year: 2011.
Title: External reviwer, School of Information, Sheffield University, UK
Year: 2011.
Title: External PhD examiner, Oxford University
Year: 2011.
Title: Invited keynote speaker ASIS&T EU Workshop
Year: 2011.
Title: Adjunct (Visiting) Professor, Computer Science, University of North Carolina
Year: 2010.
Title: Invited Presentation, Chengchi University
Year: 2010.
Title: Invited Presentation, Shih Hsin University
Year: 2010.
Title: Invited Keynote Speaker, UCD Conferring Ceremony
Year: 2009.
Title: External PhD examiner, University of Warwick
Year: 2009.
Title: Associate Editor, Information Research
Year: 2009.
Title: Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Amercian Society of Information Science & Technology
Year: 2009.
Title: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration
Year: 2008.
Title: Invited speaker, INETI National Research Lab, Lisbon, Portugal
Year: 2008.
Title: Invited speaker, National Taiwan University & National Taiwan Normal University
Year: 2008.
Title: Distinguished visiting professor, National Science Foundation, Taiwan
Year: 2002.
Title: Fulbright Professor
Year: 1991.
Title: IEEE Senior Member
Year: 2006.
Title: Invited keynote speaker, Informaiton use in Information Society Conference, University of Bratislavia & US Embassy
Year: 2006.
Title: Invited keynote speaker, eScience Usability Workshop, National eScience Research Center, University of Edinburgh
Year: 2002.
Title: Invited keynote speaker, ASIS&T Knowledge Management Summit
Year: 2001.
Title: Invited keynote speaker, Second International Conference on Information Literacy Education and Lifelong Learning
Year: 1999.
Title: Invited keynote speaker, First International Conference on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning
Year: 2002.
Title: UNC Faculty Development Award
Year: 2001.
Title: ALISE Research Methodology Best Paper Award
Year: 1996.
Title: U.S. Army Research Laboratory Scientific Contribution Award
Year: 1996.
Title: UNC Junior Faculty Research Award
Year: 1997.
Title: Bell Communications Research Award of Excellence
Year: 1991.
Title: ASIS&T Institute of Scientific Information Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Award
Year: 1991.
Title: Executive Women of New Jersey Graduate Merit Award

Associations

Association: Journal of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Function/Role: Editorial Board Member
Association: Journal of the American Society of Information Society & Technology, Function/Role: Editorial Board member
Association: Information Research, Function/Role: Editorial Board Member
Association: Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Function/Role: Conference Chair
Association: Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Function/Role: President, Chair of the International Relations Committee
Association: iSchools, Function/Role: iCaucus representative
Association: iSchools, Function/Role: Conference Paper Co-chair
Association: Library Association Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: ACM, Function/Role: Lifetime Member
Association: Fulbright Association, Function/Role: Lifetime Member
Association: National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, Function/Role: Lifetime Member
     

Conference Contributions

Sonnenwald, D.H., McElligot, J. (2016) Investigating human-rare book interaction. [Oral Presentation], Nordichi-Workshop on the Future of books and reading in HCI, Gothenburg, Sweden , 24-OCT-16 - 24-OCT-16.
Wu, M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Chu, S., Chang, S. (2016) Theory Development Workshop. [Other], ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark , 14-OCT-16 - 14-OCT-16.
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) A darker side of human information behavior in the workplace: A call for research on workplace bullying information behavior. [Poster Presentation], ASIS&T Annual Meeting - SIGUSE Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark , 15-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16.
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) Teaching and Learning Collaboration Skills and Strategies Workshop. [Other], LIDA 2016, Zadar, Croatia , 14-JUN-16 - 14-JUN-16.
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) Visioning a new future for rare historic books and manuscripts. [Oral Presentation], LIDA 2016, Zadar, Croatia , 13-JUN-16 - 13-JUN-16.
Diane H. Sonnenwald (2014) Co-Chair of Papers & Notes Tracks. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], iConference 2014, Berlin , 04-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14.
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2013) [Plenary Lecture], Emerging Trends in the iField, Taipei, Taiwan , 17-APR-13 - 17-APR-13.
Diane Sonnenwald (2012) The information horizon research method. [Oral Presentation], ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Batlimore, MD, USA , 22-OCT-12 - 24-OCT-12.
Diane H. Sonnenwald (2011) Incoming Presidential Address. [Invited Oral Presentation], ASIS&T Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA , 09-OCT-11 - 12-OCT-11.
Diane H. Sonnenwald (2012) Leadership Development Workshop. [Other], ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA , 26-OCT-12 - 30-OCT-12.
Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2010) National Taiwan Normal University. [Invited Lecture], Theory Development Workshop, Taipei. Taiwan , 13-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-11.
Monica Lassi & Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2010) Refereed presentation. [Chaired Session], ALISE, Boston, MA, USA , 12-JAN-10 - 15-JAN-10.
Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2011) Capstone Projects at SILS: Learning & Doing in Collaboration with Others. [Invited Oral Presentation], ANLTC Seminar, Dublin, Ireland , 30-NOV-11 - 30-NOV-11.
Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2011) Presidential Inaugural Speech. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science & Technology, New Orleans, USA , 08-OCT-11 - 12-OCT-11.
Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2011) Visioning Studies: Exploring the Potential of Future Technologies. [Keynote Address], ASIS&T European Workshop, University College Cork, Ireland , 22-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11.
Diane H. Sonnenwald; (2010) Panel. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on the Transformation & Innovation of LIbrary and Information Science, Taipei, Taiwan , 09-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-11.
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration. [Other], LAI-CILIP Anunal Joint Conference, Ireland , 21-APR-10 - 23-APR-10.
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) Co-chair Doctoral Colloquium. [Other], ACM Group 2009, Florida, USA , 22-MAY-10 - 28-OCT-10.
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) Conference co-chair, doctoral colloquium faculty. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ACM Group 2010, Florida, USA , 06-NOV-10 - 10-NOV-10.
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) The changing landscape of academia: Implications for the education of information professionals supporting academia. [Keynote Address], INULS 2010, Ireland , 24-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10.
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) Library and information science: An infrastructure discipline. [Oral Presentation], CoLIS, London , 16-JUN-10 - 18-SEP-10.
Sonnenwald, D.H. ; (2009) Collaborating with other disciplines to make an impact: Joys and perils. [Keynote Address], SIG USE Workshop at the ASIS&T Conference, Vancover, CA , 02-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09.
 

Employment

Employer: Swedish School of Library & Information Science, University of Göteborg and University of Borås
Position: Professor
Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Position: Associate Professor
Employer: Riso National Labs, Denmark
Position: NSF & NATO Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: Bell Communications Research (Bellcore)
Position: MTS
Employer: Bell Labs
Position: Member of Technical Staff

Education

Year 1993 Institution: Rutgers University
Qualification: PhD Subject: Information
Year 1985 Institution: Montclair State University
Qualification: MSc Subject: Computer science
Year 1976 Institution: Muhlenberg College
Qualification: BA (Hons.) Subject: Math, German, Education
     

Journals Edited

International Journal Of Knowledge Content Development And Technology: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of Education For Library And Information Science: Editorial Board member.
International Journal Of Knowledge Content Development And Technology: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of The Association For Information Science And Technology: Editorial Board member.
Information Research-An International Electronic Journal: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of Library And Information Science: Editorial Board member.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Sonnenwald, D.H., Davis, C.H., Shaw, D. (2017) 'Association for Information Science and Technology' In: J.D. McDonald, M. Levine-Clark (eds). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. NY: Taylor Francis. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) 'Supporting future theory development' In: Sonnenwald, D.H (eds). Theory Development in the Information Sciences. Austin, TX, USA: University of Texas Press. , pp.319-322 [DOI] [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) 'Exploring theory development: Learning from diverse masters' In: Sonnenwald, D.H (eds). Theory Development in the Information Sciences. Austin, TX, USA: University of Texas Press. , pp.1-20 [DOI] [Details]
Davis, C., Shaw, D., & Sonnenwald, D.H. (2015) 'Association for Information Science and Technology' In: M.J. Bates & M. N. Maack (eds). Encyclopedia for Library and Information Sciences. USA: Taylor. [Details]
Diane H. Sonnenwald (2013) 'Visioning the future of information and library science: Challenges and opportunities' In: H.-C. Hobohm (eds). Informationswissenshaft zwischen virtueller Infrastruktur und materiellen Lebenswelten. Warsaw: VWH. , pp.22-34 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2011) 'Methods of evaluation' In: Charles H. Davis & Debora Shaw (eds). Introduction to Information Science and Technology. New Jersey: Information Today. , pp.129-133 [Details]
Welch, G., Sonnenwald, D.H., Fuchs, H., Cairns, B., Mayer-Patel, K., Yang, R., Satae, A., Towles, H., Ilie, A., Krishnan, S., & Soderholm, H.M.; (2010) 'Remote 3D medical consultation' In: G. Brunnett, S. Coquillart, & G. Welch (eds). Virtual Realities. NY: Springer Verlag. [Details]
Axelsson, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., & Spante, M. ; (2009) 'Needs and challenges with respect to establishing a collaboratory within Library and Information Science: Practitioners' perspectives' In: M. Huotari & A. Lehto (eds). Change Challenges Leadership: The Library in the Academic Community. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press. , pp.62-80 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2007) 'Scientific collaboration' In: B. Cronin (eds). Annual Review of Information Science & Technology. Nedford, NJ: Information Today. , pp.643-681 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Whitton, M.C., Maglaughlin, K.; (2008) 'Evaluation of a scientific collaboratory system: Investigating a collaboratory's potential before deployment' In: G. Olson, N.Bos, & A. Zimmerman (eds). Science on the Internet. Boston: MIT Press. , pp.171-194 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2005) 'Information horizons' In: K. Fisher, S. Erdelez, & L. McKechnie (eds). Theories of Information Behavior: A Researcher's Guide. NY: Springer. , pp.191-197 [Details]
Welch, G., Yang, R., Cairns, B., Towles, H., State, A., Ilie, A., Becker, S., Russo, D., Funaro, J., Sonnenwald, D., Mayer-Patel, K., Allen, B., Yang, H., Fired, E.,, van Dam, A., Fuchs, H.; (2005) '3D telepresence for Off-Line Surgical Training and On0Line Remote Consultation' In: Welch, G., Yang, R., Cairns, B., Towles, H., State, A., Ilie, A., Becker, S., Russo, D., Funaro, J., Sonnenwald, D., Mayer-Patel, K., Allen, B., Yang, H., Fired, E.,, van Dam, A., Fuchs, H.; (eds). Telecommunication, Teleimmersion and Telexistence II. Japan: IOS Press. , pp.113-152 [Details]
Taylor II, R. M., Borland, D., Brooks Jr., F.P., Falvo, M., Guthold, M., Hudson, T., Jeffay, K., Jones, G., Marshburn, D., Papadakis, S.J., Qin, L-C., Seeger, A., Smith, F.D., Sonnenwald, D.H., Superfine, R., Washburn, S., Weigle, C., Whitton, M.C., Williams, P., Vicci, L., & Robinett, W. ; (2004) 'Visualization and natural control systems for microscopy' In: C. Hansen & C. Johnson (eds). Visualization Handbook. NY: Harcourt Academic Press. , pp.875-900 [Details]
Sonnenwald, DH; (2003) 'Managing cognitive and affective trust in the conceptual R&D organization' In: M. Iivonen and M. Huotari (eds). Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. Hershey, PA: Ideas Publishing. , pp.82-106 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Solomon, P., Hara, N., Bolliger, R., & Cox, T. ; (2002) 'Collaboration in the large: Using video conferencing to facilitate large group interaction' In: A. Gunasekaran and O. Khalil (eds). Knowledge and Information Technology in 21st Century Organizations: Human and Social Perspectives. Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing. , pp.115-136 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Bergquist, R., Maglaughlin, K.A., Kupstas-Soo, E., & Whitton, M. ; (2001) 'Designing to support collaborative scientific research acorss distances: The nanoManipulator example' In: E. Churchill, D. Snowdon, A. Munro (eds). Collaborative Virtual Environments. London: Springer verlag. , pp.202-224 [Details]
Iivonen, M., Sonnenwald, D., & Parma, M; (2001) 'Establishing collaboration among librarians across national boundaries: An example from the Barents area of Northern Europe' In: Frances Laverne Carroll and John F. Harvey (eds). International Librarianship: Cooperation and Collaboration. London: Taylor Graham. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H; (1999) 'Evolving perspectives of human information behavior: Contexts, situations, social netowrks and information horizons' In: T. D. Wilson & D. K. Allen (eds). Exploring the Contexts of Information Behavior: Proceedings of the Second International Conference in Information Needs. London: Taylor Graham. , pp.176-190 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Iivonen, M., Alpi, J., & Kokkinen, H. ; (1999) 'Collaborative lerning using collaboration technology: Report from the field' In: A. Eurelings, F. Gastkemper, P. Kommers, R. Lewis, R. van Meel, & B. Melief (eds). Integrating Information and Communications Technology to Higher Education. Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Press. , pp.247-270 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Lievrouw, L.A. ; (1997) 'Collaboration during the design process: a case study of communication roles and project performance' In: P. Vakkari, R. Savolainen & B. Dervin (eds). Information Seeking in Context. London: Taylor Graham. , pp.179-204 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Pejtersen, A.M.; (1994) 'Towards a framework to support information needs in design: A concurrent engineering example' In: H. Albrechtsen & S. Oernager (eds). Knowledge Organization and Management. Frankfurt/main: indeks Verlag. , pp.161-172 [Details]

Edited Books

Sonnenwald, D.H (Ed.). (2016) Theory Development in the Information Sciences. USA: University of Texas Press. Available Online [Details]
Grove, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., Harrison, L., Blake, C., Schlögl, C., Peters, I., Endler-Jobst, B., Cool, C., Theng, Y (Ed.). (2016) Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. US: Wiley. Available Online [Details]
Lutters, W., Sonnenwald, D.H., Gross, T. & Reddy, M (Ed.). (2010) Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. New York, NY: ACM. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Sonnenwald, D.H.,& McElligott, J. (2017) 'Investigating human-rare book interaction among young adults'. Interaction Design and Architecture(s), 32 (Spring 2017):126-149. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald. D.H. (2016) 'A darker side of human information behavior in the workplace: A call for research on workplace bullying information behavior'. Journal of Library and Information Science, 42 (1). Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2016) 'Guest editorial - Introduction to the workplace information special issue'. Journal of Library and Information Science, 42 (1). Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2015) 'Looking back, moving forward'. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 56 (1). [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Söderholm, H., Welch, G., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., & Fuchs, H. (2014) 'Illuminating collaboration in emergency health care situations: Paramedic-physician collaboration & 3D Telepresence Technology'. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 19 (2). Available Online [Details]
Xie, X., Sonnenwald, D. H., & Fulton, C. (2015) 'The Role of Memory in Document Re-finding'. Library Hi Tech, 33 (1):83-102. [DOI] [Details]
Soderholm, H.M.,Sonnenwald, D.H. (2010) 'Visioning Future Emergency Healthcare Collaboration: Perspectives From Large and Small Medical Centers'. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 61 :1808-1823. [DOI] [Details]
Sonnenwald, D. H. & Bruce, H. (2014) 'Guest editorial'. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 65 (1):1-2. [Details]
Lassi, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H. (2013) 'The socio-technical design of a library and information science collaboratory'. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 18 (2):paper 576. Available Online [Details]
Lassi, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) 'Identifying factors that may impact the adoption and use of a collaboratory within library and information science: A synthesis of relevant literature'. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 15 (3). Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Lassi, M., Olson, N., Ponti, M, & Axelsson, A. ; (2009) 'Exploring new ways of working using virtual research environments in library and information science'. Library Hi Tech, 27 (2). [Details]
Welch, G.F., Sonnenwald, D.H., Fuchs, H., Cairns, B., Manning, J., Mayer-Patel, K., Söderholm, H.M., Yang, R., State, A., Towles, H., Ilie, A., Ampalam, M., Krishnan, S., Noel, V., Noland, M., & Manning, J.; (2009) '3D medical collaboration technology to enhance emergency healthcare'. Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration, 4 . Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Söderholm, H.M., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., Welch, G., & Fuchs, H. ; (2008) 'Experimental comparison of 2D and 3D technology mediated paramedic-physician collaboration in remote emergency medical situations: Part I. Information sharing'. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 59 (14):2320-2334. [Details]
Söderholm, H.M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., Welch, G., & Fuchs, H. (; (2008) 'Exploring the potential of video technologies for collaboration in emergency medical care: Part II. Task performance'. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 59 (14):2235-2349. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2006) 'Challenges in sharing information effectively: Examples from command and control'. Information Research, 11 (3). Available Online [Details]
Bonnett, C., Wildemuth, B. & Sonnenwald, D.H. ; (2006) 'Interactivity between protégés and scientists in an electronic mentoring program'. Instructional Science, 34 :21-61. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Maglaughlin, K.L., & Whitton, M.C.; (2004) 'Designing to support situational awareness across distances: An example from a scientific collaboratory'. Information Processing & Management, 40 (6):989-1011. [Details]
Hudson, T., Helser, A., Whitton, M.C., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2004) 'Managing collaboration in the nanoManipulator'. Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 13 (2):193-210. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2003) 'The conceptual organization: An emergent collaborative R&D organizational form'. Science Public Policy, 30 (4):261-272. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Li, B; (2003) 'Scientific collaboratories in higher education: Exploring learning style preferences and perceptions of technology'. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 34 (3):419-431. [Details]
Hara, N., Solomon, P., Kim, S., & Sonnenwald, D.H; (2003) 'An emerging view of scientific collaboration: Scientists' perspectives on factors that impact collaboration'. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 54 (10):952-965. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Whitton, M.C., & Maglaughlin, K.L; (2003) 'Evaluating a scientific collaboratory: Results of a controlled experiment'. ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, 10 (2):150-176. [Details]
Maglaughlin, K.L., & Sonnenwald, D.H; (2002) 'User perspectives on relevance criteria: A comparison among relevant, partially relevant and not relevant judgments'. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 53 (5):327-342. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Wildemuth, B.M., & Harmon, G; (2001) 'A research method using the concept of information horizons: An example from a study of lower socio-economic students' information seeking behavior'. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 2 :65-86. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Pierce, L.; (2000) 'Information behavior in dynamic group work contexts: Interwoven situational awareness, dense social networks, and contested collaboration in command and control'. Information Processing & Management, 36 (3):461-479. [Details]
Meho, L., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2000) 'Citation ranking versus peer evaluation of senior faculty research performance: A case study of Kurdish scholarship'. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51 (2):123-138. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Iivonen, M.; (1999) 'An integrated human information behavior research framework for information studies'. Library and Information Science Research, 21 (4):429-457. [Details]
Iivonen, M., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1998) 'From translation to navigation of different discourses: A model of search term selection during the pre-online stage of the search process'. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 21 (4):429-457. [Details]
Pejtersen, A.M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Burr, J., Govindaraj, T., & Vicente, K.; (1997) 'The Design Explorer Project: Using a cognitive framework to support knowledge exploration'. Journal of Engineering Design, 8 (3):289-302. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1996) 'Communication roles that support collaboration during the design process'. Design Studies, 17 :277-301. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. ; (1995) 'Contested collaboration: A descriptive model of intergroup communication in information system design'. Information Processing & Management, 31 (6):859-877. [Details]

Other Journals

Sonnenwald, D.H., Harrison, L. et al. (2017) '2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon: Report and Recommendations' Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology 43 (5) :39-43. [Details]
Sonnenwald,D.H. (2013) 'Visioning Studies in Emergency Health Care to Support R&D of New Technologies' Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology 39 (5) :41-44. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2012) 'The Need for Advocacy' Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 38 (5) :3-5. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2012) 'President's Page' Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 38 (4) :3-5. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2012) 'President's Page' Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 38 (3) :3-4. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H. (2012) 'President's Inaugural Address' Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 38 (2) :3-5. Available Online [Details]
Axelsson, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., & Spante, M.; (2007) 'Att etablera ett kollaboratorium inon biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap: behov och utmaningar från ett praktikerperspektiv' Svensk Biblioteksforskning 16 (1) . [Details]
Iivonen, M., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1997) 'Navigointi hakutermejä valittaessa. (Navigation in the selection of search terms.)' Informaatiotutkimus (Journal of Information Studies) 2 :35-47. [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Lievrouw, L.A; (1996) 'Reflective practice: Experiences from a qualitative study of information system design' Informaatiotutkimus (Journal of Information Studies) 15 (10) :2-12. [Details]

Conference Publications

Lassi, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2010) The socio-technical design of a library and information science collaboratory Cooperation and collaboration in teaching and research. Joint IFLA, ALISE & EUCLID conference [Details]
Welch, G., Sonnenwald, D.H., Mayer-Patel, K., Yang, R., State, A., Towles, H., Cairns, B., & Fuchs, H.; (2005) Remote 3D medical consultation Second International Conference on Broadband Networks , pp.1026-1033 [Details]
Axelsson, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., & Spante, M. ; (2006) Needs and challenges with respect to establishing a collaboratory within library and information science: Practitioners' perspectives Proceedings of the Information Use in Information Society Conference [Details]
Axelsson, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., & Spante, M.; (2006) Needs and challenges with respect to establishing a collaboratory within library and information science: Practitioners¿ perspectives Proceedings of the Information Use in Information Society Conference [Details]
Forsgren, O., Rowe, D., & sonnenwald, D.H.; (2005) Promoting a pan-European network of lcoal and regional government e-services co-design eChallenges 2005 [Details]
Welch, G., Yang, R., Cairns, B, Towles, H., State, A., Ilie, A., Becker, S., Russo, D., Funaro, J., Sonnenwald, D., Mayer-Patel, K., Allen, B., Yang, H., Freid, E., van Dam, A., & Fuchs, H. ; (2005) 3D Telepresence for off-line surgical training and on-line remote consultation Telecommunication, Teleimmersion, and Telexistence II , pp.113-152 [Details]
Maglaughlin, K.L., & Sonnenwald, D.H. ; (2005) Factors that impact interdisciplinary natural science research collaboration in academia Proceedings of International Society for Scientometrics and Infomatrics (ISSI) 2005 Conference [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2003) Expectations for a scientific collaboratory: A case study Proceedings of the ACM GROUP 2003 ConferenceProceedings of the ACM GROUP 2003 Conference , pp.68-74 [Details]
Adessa, C., & Sonnenwald, D.H; (2003) Exploring collaboration among historically black universities and doctoral/research universities in the USA UNESCO Conference on Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding. Human Rights and a Culture of Peace. J [Details]
Hudson, T., Helser, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., & Whitton, M.C. ; (2003) Managing collaboration in the distributed nanoManipulator IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2003 , pp.180-187 [Details]
Kim, S., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2002) Investigating the relationship between learning style preferences and teaching collaboration skills and technology: An exploratory study Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting , pp.64-73 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2002) The conceptual organization: An emergent collaborative R&D organizational form Triple Helix Conference [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Maglaughlin, K.L., Whitton, M. C. ; (2001) Using innovation diffusion theory to guide collaboration technology evaluation: Work in progress IEEE 10th International Workshops on Enabling Technologies for Collaborative Enterprises (WET ICE) [Details]
Hudson, T., Sonnenwald, D.H., Maglaughlin, K., Whitton, M.C., Bergquist, R. ; (2000) Enabling distributed collaborative science ACM 2000 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Video Program [Details]
Iivonen, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2000) The use of technology in international collaboration Proceedings of the 63rd American Society for Information Science Meeting , pp.78-92 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1999) Expanding learning horizons: Contexts, situations, social networks, and information horizons Conference on Information Literacy Education and Lifelong Learning [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Marchionini, G., Wildemuth, B. M., Dempsey, B.L., Viles, C.R., Tibbo, H.R., Smith, J.S.; (1999) Collaboration services in a participatory digital library: An emerging design CoLIS '99 , pp.141-152 [Details]
Wu, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H. ; (1999) Reflections on information retrieval evaluation Proceedings of the 1999 EBTI, ECAI, SEER & PNC Joint Meeting , pp.63-81 [Details]
Iivonen, M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Parma, M., & Poole-Kober, E.; (1998) Understanding cultural differences: Examples from the education in library and information studies 64th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Iivonen, M., Alpi, J., & Kokkinen, H.; (1998) Collaborative learning using collaboration technology: Report from the field BITE: Bringing Information and Communications Technology to Higher Education International Conference ( [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1995) Knowledge exploration in design: Roles and strategies Proceedings of the 1995 ASIS Annual Meeting [Details]
Pejtersen, A.M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Buur, J., Govindaraj, T., & Vicente, K. ; (1995) Knowledge exploration in design: Roles and strategies Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1994) Supporting knowledge exploration during the design process East-West International Conference on Information Technology in Design [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1992) Intergroup communication in design: A pilot study Proceedings of the 55th American Society for Information Science Meeting , pp.86-92 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1992) Developing a theory to guide the process of designing information retrieval systems Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., & Lievrouw, L.A; (1991) Communication in participatory system design Proceedings of the 54th American Society for Information Science Meeting , pp.235-245 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Gopinath, B., Haberman, G., Myers, J., & Keese, W. ; (1990) InfoSound: An audio aid to program comprehension Proceedings of 23rd Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences , pp.235-245 [Details]
Ponti, M., & Sonnenwald, D.H.; (2008) Investigating the potential uptake of e-Research within a social science discipline: Socio-technical issues within Library & Information Science Fourth International Conference on e-Social Science Available Online [Details]
Söderholm, H.M., Sonnenwald, D.H., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., Welch, G., & Fuchs, H; (2007) The potential impact of 3D telepresence technology on task performance in emergency trauma care Proceedings of the ACM Group 07 Conference , pp.79-88 [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H., Maurin, H., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., Freid, E.B., Welch, G., Fuchs, H.; (2006) Experimental comparison of 2D and 3D technology mediated paramedic-physician collaboration in remote emergency medical situations Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) [Details]
Maurin, H., Sonnenwald, D.H., Cairns, B., Manning, J.E., Freid, E.B., & Fuchs, H. ; (2006) Exploring gender differences in perceptions of 3D telepresence collaboration technology: An example from emergency medical care Proceedings of 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , pp.381-384 [Details]

Published Reports

Wu, M. & Sonnenwald, D.H. (2013) The ASIS&T International Relations Committee 2012 Survey Report. ASIS&T Bulletin, US. [Details]
Wildemuth, B., Sonnenwald, D., Bollenbacher, W., Byrd, G., & Harmon, G.; (2001) Mentoring Future Biologists via the Internet: Results from the Electronic Mentoring for Tomorrow's Scientists Program. UNC, UNC. Available Online [Details]
Webster, L., Brassell, E., Sonnenwald, D., Wildemuth, B., Harmon, G., Byrd, G., & Bollenbacher, W. ; (2000) E-Mentoring Handbook. UNC, UNC. Available Online [Details]
Sonnenwald, D.H.; (1996) Optimizing collaboration in battalion staff elements. US Government Defense Technical Information Center, US Government Defense Technical Information Center. [Details]
             

Invited papers

Sonnenwald, D.H. (2013) Visioning studies in emergency health care to support R&D of new technologies. Invited papers [Details]
             

Reports

Li, Y. & Sonnenwald, D.H. (2014) In the context of big data and cloud computing: A multi-dimensional LIS. Reports [Details]
Sonnenwald, D. H. (2015) Reconsideration of Membership Dues: New International Fee Structure Adopted. Reports [Details]

Video/TV

Rorissa, A., Sonnenwald, D.H., Hastings, S., Carbo, T. (2013) Getting published in international journals. Video/TV Available Online [Details]
             

Book Reviews

Sonnenwald. D.H. (2010) e-Collabortion in Modern Organizations. Book Reviews [Details]
                                               

Articles

Diane H. Sonnenwald (2012) President's Column. Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

Collaboration is an integral component of many research, work and educational settings where complex and dynamic goals, problems and tasks require expertise and other resources from different disciplines, organizations and countries. Yet collaboration can be challenging as individuals with different expectations, knowledge, language, resources, work practices, and personalities try to bridge their differences to effectively share information and achieve their goals.

I conduct and supervise research on collaboration in a variety of contexts. This includes: investigating how socio-organizational practices and technology impact collaboration; examining information behaviour in collaborative situations; and, the design and evaluation of technology to facilitate collaboration. The overall goal of my research is to enable more effective collaboration.

Teaching is an integral component of my activities as well. My courses and workshops focus on research methods, theory development, systems analysis and design, and collaboration.

Funding Awarded

Technology & Policing in 21st Century Ireland, with Padraic Conway, Motorola Foundation, 2010-2012

Creating ePracticums to enhance undergraduate learning, with C. Fulton, J. Bates & C. McGuinness, NDLR Leanring Innovation Projects Grants Scheme, 2010

Evaluating Remote Collaborative Knowledge Work in Industry and Academia, Research Council Grant, University of Borås, 2009

Shaman Project for Long-term Data Archiving, EU Framework / Programme, with 12 institutions, 2008-2009

Center for Collaborative Innovation, with O. Forsgren, University of Borås President's Strategic Fund, 2006, 2007

Sharing and Building Knowledge through the Design of a Collaboratory for LIS Research and Education, European Science Foundation, Exploratory Workshop, 2006

Creating a Library and Information Science Collaboratory: An initial investigation, Stiftelsen FöreningsSparbanken Sjuhärad, 2005-2008

3D Telepresence for Medical Consultantation: Extending expertise throughout, between and beyond Hospitals. G. Welch, PI. H. Fuchs, PI. Cairns, Mayer-Petal, Sonnenwald, co-PIs. National Library of Medicine, 2003-2009

Supporting Scientific Collaboration across Distances through Technology. National Science Foundation, 2001

NSF Science & Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes, Center Co-Directors: J.M. DeSimone, UNC; R.G. Carbonell, NCSU; Coordinator of Collaborative Efforts: D. Sonnenwald, 1999-2004, Renewed in 2004

Interactive Graphics for Molecular Studies and Microscopy: Development of a Scientific Collaboratory, PI: Fred Brooks, Co-PIs; Sonnenwald, Superfine, Taylor, Jeffay. National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1998-2002

Microsoft Faculty Research and Outreach Grant, 2000

E-Mentoring Under-Represented Students: Training Tomorrow¿s Scientists, NCNI Student Fellowship Support, Partnership for Minority Advancement in Biomolecular Sciences, 1998-2002. PI: Bollenbacher; Project Leader, E-mentoring (Electronic mentoring for undergraduate students in lower socio-economic areas): Sonnenwald. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Matching Funds: Ortho Clinical Diagnostic Systems, Johnson & Johnson, 1999

Towards a Taxonomy of Fundamental Collaborative Team Performance Functions, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 1997

Spanning International Boundaries in Information and Library Science Research and Education, UNC University Center for International Studies and USDE Workshop Grant, 1997-1998

Developing a Collaborative Model for Corporate and University Partnerships, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation Seed Grant, 1996-1997, Renewal Grant, 1997-1998

Evaluation of an Internet Multimedia Studio, UNC Chancellor¿s Task Force on Instructional Technology, Co-principal investigators: B. Dempsey, S. Haas, H. Tibbo, 1996-1997

Strategies and Tools to Support Collaboration Across Boundaries, UNC University Center for International Studies and USDE Course Development Grant, 1996-1997

Optimizing Collaboration for Battalion Staff Elements, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 1996

National Science Foundation's Program for Long- and Medium-Term Research at Foreign Centers of Excellence, 1993 - 1996

National Science Foundation - NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering, 1994 - 1995

Bellcore Support for Doctoral Education Award, 1991-1993

 

Recent Postgraduates

Recent Postdocs: Andrea Johnson

Completed Ph.D. students: Kelly Maglaughlin, Seung-Lye Kim, Marisa Ponti

Current Ph.D. students: Adam Girard, Hannah Gleave, Xiao Xie (with Crystal Fulton)

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching interests include research methods, theory development, systems analysis and design, and collaboration. I strive to guide students in their discovery and creation of new knowledge.
         

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Debra Laefer, Civil engineering
Crystal Fulton, School of Information and Communiction

External Collaborators

Jason McElligott, Keeper, Marsh's Library

Sue Hemmens, Acting Deputy Keeper, Marsh's Library

Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil Professor of Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Greg Welch, Research Professor, UCF

Bruce Cairns, Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery, UNC

James E. Manning, Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine, Director Dept. of Emergency Medicine Resuscitation Research Laboratories, UNC Hospitals  
 
Mary Whitton 

Russell Taylor