Joshua Avery

Librarian at R.G. Flexon Memorial Library

Location
Cincinnati Area
Industry
Libraries

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Joshua Avery's Overview

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Joshua Avery's Summary

Academic librarian and history instructor.

Specialties

* Folksonomies, collective tagging, information retrieval, user search behavior, usability

Joshua Avery's Experience

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2010Present (4 years 4 months)

Graduate Assistant

University at Albany

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2008May 2010 (1 year 10 months)

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2009December 2009 (5 months)

Intern at the J. Spencer & Patricia Standish Library.

Graduate Assistant

Miami University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2006May 2008 (1 year 11 months)

Maintenance Data Systems Analyst

Ohio Air National Guard

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

April 2002April 2008 (6 years 1 month)

Student Program Assistant

University of Cincinnati

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

20032006 (3 years)

Joshua Avery's Skills & Expertise

  1. Information Retrieval
  2. Usability
  3. Library Science
  4. Higher Education
  5. Collection Development
  6. Information Literacy
  7. Teaching
  8. Library
  9. Library Instruction
  10. Cataloging
  11. Research
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Grant Writing
  14. Community Outreach
  15. Microsoft Office

Joshua Avery's Education

State University of New York at Albany

M.S., Information Science

20082010

Activities and Societies: Information Studies Student Association

Miami University

M.A., History

20062008

University of Cincinnati

B.A., History

20032006

Joshua Avery's Publications

  • The Democratization of Metadata: Collective Tagging, Folksonomies and Web 2.0

    • Library Student Journal
    • February 2010
    Authors: Joshua Avery

    This paper explores some of the ways in which folksonomies are shaping notions and methods surrounding contemporary knowledge management, how they are currently being used and how information professionals are reacting to these developments. This paper was featured in the July 26, 2010, Center for the Future of Museums as "an excellent introduction to the topic." http://www.futureofmuseums.org/reading/rr20100726.cfm

  • Seeking information with an information visualization system: a study of cognitive styles

    • Information Research
    • December 2011
    Authors: Joshua Avery, Xiaojun Yuan, Xiangman Zhang, Chaomei Chen

    This study investigated the effect of cognitive styles on users' information- seeking task performance using a knowledge domain information visualization system called CiteSpace.

Joshua Avery's Additional Information

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Interests:

I am passionate about faith, learning, and helping people connect with good information.

Groups and Associations:

ACRL, ALA, ACL

Honors and Awards:

Lenore F. McGrane Prize - University of Cincinnati

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