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Joshua Avery

Assistant Professor of Library Science

On Faculty since 2017


University at Albany, State University of New York - Albany, NY
M.S., Information Science

Miami University - Oxford, OH
M.A., History

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, History

Joshua’s interests as a researcher and speaker include issues of assessment, outreach, information literacy, open access, integrated library systems, social media, library management, human computer interaction (HCI), religion and information, and folksonomies.

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Association of Christian Librarians
  • Beta Phi Mu
  • Illinois Library Association

Troupos, C. and Avery, J. M. Information beyond college. (2019, May). Presentation at the CARLI Instruction Showcase. North Park University, Chicago, IL.  

Hanson, M., Avery, J.M., Brick, B., Kubic, C., Moore, J. Survey of Assessment within ACL Institutions. (2017, June). Panel presentation at the Association of Christian Librarians 2017 Conference. Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Allen, S. and Avery, J. M. (2015, June). Social media and mainline protestant church communities in the middle west. Presentation at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion. Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Avery, J. M. (2015, June). Migration to an Open Source ILS: Trends, experiences, and recommendations. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians. Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN.

Yuan, X., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J., & Tao X. (2012, October). Effects of domain knowledge on user task performance in a knowledge domain visualization system. Poster at the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. IBM Research Center, Cambridge, MA.

Avery, J. M., Speck, B., & Kassab, D. (2010, June). Collective tagging: Attitudes and applications in contemporary knowledge management. Panel presentation at the State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference. State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.

Avery, J.M. (2018). The open access availability of articles from highly ranked religious studies journals: A study of ten journals. Theological Librarianship, 11(1).

Yuan, X. J., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J. & Xu, T. (2013). Effects of domain knowledge on user performance and perception in a knowledge domain visualization system. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design: Second International Conference, DUXU2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part IV (pp. 601-610). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39253-5_67

Yuan, X. J., Zhang, X. J., Chen, C., & Avery, J. (2011). Seeking information with an information visualization system: A study on individual differenceInformation Research, 16(4) paper 499.

Avery, J. M. (February, 2010). The democratization of metadata: Collective tagging, folksonomies and web 2.0. Library Student Journal, 5.