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Faculty Profiles

Joshua Avery

Assistant Professor of Library Science

On Faculty since 2017


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

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.

  • 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