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Faculty Profile - Joshua Avery

Joshua Avery

Assistant Professor of Library Science


Joshua’s research interests include library outreach, information literacy, open access (OA), integrated library systems, social media, human computer interaction (HCI), religion and information, and folksonomy.

University of Albany, SUNY - Albany, NY
M.S., Information Science, 2010

Miami University - Oxford, OH
M.A., History, 2008

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, History, 2006

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

Social media and mainline protestant church communities in the middle west
Presentation at Fifth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion, Kent State University, Kent, OH, June 2015

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, June 2015

Effects of domain knowledge on user task performance in a knowledge domain visualizations system
Poster at the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, IBM Research Center, Cambridge, MA, October 2012

Review of "Emblem of Faith Untouched: A short life of Thomas Cranmer," by Leslie Williams, The Christian Librarian, 60(1)
Avery, J. M., 2017

Review of "Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers," by Kevin L. Smith, Biblical Higher Education Journal
Avery, J.M., 2017

Implementing an open source integrated library system (ILS) in a special focus institution, Digital Library Perspectives
Avery, J.M., 2016

Review of "Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists," by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura R. Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb, The Christian Librarian

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
Yuan, X. J., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J. & Xu, T., July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part IV (pp. 601-610). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39253-5_67

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

The Democratization of Metadata: Collective Tagging, Folksonomies and Web 2.0, Library Student Journal, 5
Avery, J. M, February, 2010