AI chatbots and mental health apps

In Spring 2019, I took a Social Informatics course from Dr. Colin Rhinesmith.  During the class, I focused my research mostly on mental healthcare apps and LGBTQ mental healthcare needs.  This generated what I hope others find to be a helpful bibliography.  Please be aware that this bibliography was generated by Zotero and I have … Continue reading AI chatbots and mental health apps

Data science + LIS = LEADS-4-NDP

I am very excited to say that I will be a LEADS-4-NDP 2019 Fellow! Data science and information science have many similarities, so close that researchers have used information science’s trajectory to understand the development of data science (Mayrnik, M., 2018). As a LIS doctoral student who works as the research associate on a data science initiative, … Continue reading Data science + LIS = LEADS-4-NDP

On equitable access and research triangles

When doctoral research while being a working class academic feels overwhelming, an important motivation for continuing is the ability to contribute to equitable access. The project described in this interview explains some about my research assistantship with Dr. Colin Rhinesmith on the IMLS funded work “Measuring Library Broadband Networks for the National Digital Platform (LG-71-18-0110-18).” … Continue reading On equitable access and research triangles

NE-ASIS&T Travel Award – Student, 2018

I’m very excited to receive NE-ASIS&T Annual Travel Award for the Student category.  Here is the essay I wrote in order to receive the award: Throughout my professional practice, ASIS&T has been an integral part of my research and my central source for networking opportunities. At the 2018 Annual Meeting, I plan on attending multiple … Continue reading NE-ASIS&T Travel Award – Student, 2018

Beautiful Messiness: A Research Portfolio

I just turned in my first research portfolio as a doctoral student. It’s a beautiful mess, complete with a front page typo, that you can view here. In this semester, I tried to form a basis for future research, which involved a lot of reading about how different people define (or do not define) “information” … Continue reading Beautiful Messiness: A Research Portfolio

My First PhD Presentation

For our cohort’s first course together, I gave my first presentation about my PhD research yesterday. It’s nothing brilliant, and I feel rather like this guy, but still wanted to share. The slides and notes are publicly available, which may be a terrible idea from a grant-competitive perspective, but I don’t consider my doctorate to … Continue reading My First PhD Presentation