Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

Researchers to help LGBTQIA+ populations navigate barriers to health information

SC&I alumna Vanessa Kitzie MLIS '11, Ph.D. '16, has researched the information practices of LGBTQIA+ populations, particularly the kinds of health questions community members have and the ways they navigate around information barriers to find answers. Read more in an article by the University of South Carolina where KItzie is an assistant professor.

Marie L. Radford Publishes 7th Edition of Research Methods in Library and Information Science

Professor and Chair Marie L. Radford’s new book, “Research Methods in Library and Information Science – 7th Edition,” co-authored by Lynn Silipigni Connaway of OCLC, is designed for LIS master’s and doctoral students, new faculty, and professional librarians. This edition is extensively revised, with new and updated sections covering topical areas such as data management and reuse, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and social justice research.