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Information School Dissertations

Listed alphabetically by decade, from the latest decade to the earliest decade.

2000s

  • Alhomoudy, Ali A. “The Organizational, Technological, and Cultural Factors Influencing the Diffusion of DOBIS/LIBS in Saudi Arabia.” (2001-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Becker, Patti C. ” Up the Hill of Opportunity: American Public Libraries and ALA during World War II.” (2002-Major Professor: Wiegand)
  • Chase, Lynne C. “Getting in on the Front End of Information Systems Development: Records Management/Systems Analyst Interactions in State Government Agencies.” (2007-Major Professor: Eschenfelder)
  • Chiu, Ming-Hsin. “Making sense of organizational socialization: Exploring information seeking behavior of newcomer digital librarians in academic libraries”. (2007-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Davis, Susan E. “Organization and Influence in Professional Standards Development : the Case of Archival Description.” (2003-Major Professor: Wiegand.)
  • Jablonski, Judith. “Conceptualizing the Field of Library and Information Studies: The Perspective of LIS Faculty and LIS Practitioners in the United States.” (2005 – Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Kelsey, Marie E. “The lived experience of Minnesota secondary school library media specialists in an era of educational reform : a dual-method investigation.” (2005-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Kim, Chang Suk. “Predicting Information Searching Performance with Measures of Cognitive Diversity.” (2002-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Kim, Yunkeum. “Measuring and Assessing Internet Service Quality at Public Libraries.” (2003-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Kwon, Nahyun. “Modeling the Factors Affecting Individuals’ Use of Community Networks: A Survey Exploration of Community Information and Technology Use Behavior.” (2002-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Lawton, Patricia A. “Make New Mistakes: An Analysis of ARL Member Digital Libraries” (2006-Major Professor: Eschenfelder)
  • Lim, Sook. “Power of Systems Offices in Acdemic [sic] Library Organizations.” (2004-Major Professor: Robbins).
  • Lin, Chi-Shiou. “The conceptualization of government publications on the World Wide Web: A genre theory inspired investigation”. (2007-Major Professor: Eschenfelder)
  • Newell, Terrance S. “Rethinking Information Literacy Learning Environments : A Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Two Learning Approaches.” (2006-Major Professor: Eschenfelder).
  • Salaba, Athena. “Term Selection Process in Subject Searching: End-User Interactions with Information Retrieval Systems and Indexing Lanaguages.” (2005-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Shen, Yi. “Digital Information and Communications Networks and Scientific Research Substance: An Investigation of Meteorology.” (2006- Major Professor: L. Robbins)
  • Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna. “Structural and individual influences on information behavior: A national study of adolescents’ use of public libraries.” (2009-Major Professor: Kim)
  • Slygh, Gyneth Liljeblad. “Shake, Rattle, and Role! : the Effects of Professional Community on the Collaborative Role of the School Librarian.” (2000-Major Professor: Zweizig).
  • Wertheimer, Andrew B. “Japanese American Community Libraries in America’s Concentration Camps, 1942-1946.” (2004-Major Professor: Wiegand).
  • Wiseman, Mary Jane. “What Happens to Reading Skills Over the Summer? : A Study of Children Who Have Completed Grade One.” (2000-Major Professor: Hopkins).
  • Yoo, Eun-Young. “Factors Affecting Middle-Aged Women’s Health Information Seeking on the Web.” (2004-Major Professor: Robbins).

1990s

  • Ahn, Myeonghee. “Retrieval effectiveness between subject descriptor and citation searching in the water resources literature.” (1993-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Applegate, Rachel. “User Satisfaction with Information Services: A Test of the Disconfirmation-Satisfaction Model with a Library OPAC.” (1995-Major Professor: Bunge)
  • Besant, Michele. “Out Perceptions of difference : a grounded theory study with white lesbian librarians.” (1999-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Brennan, Terrence F. ” A grounded theory of the effects of a bibliographic instruction course on adult learning.” (1999-Major Professor: Weingand)
  • Caruso, Rose. “Decision-making Strategies in Academic Libraries.” (1993-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Chen, Su-may Sheih, “The Effect of Perceived Leadership Behavior on the Subordinate’s Job Satisfaction in Taiwan’s Academic Library, (1998-Major Professor: Weingand)
  • Connaway, Lynn S. “The Levels of Decisions and Involvement in Decision-Making: Effectiveness and Job Satisfaction in Academic Library Technical Services.” (1992-Major Professor: Johnson)
  • Crawford, Christine, “Intergroup Bias within the Library Profession: Exploring the Attitudes of Public Library Administrators.” (1999-Major Professor: Weingand)
  • Cuban, Sondra, “Before days : women in a library literacy program in Hilo, Hawai’i talk story.” (1999-Major Professor: Weingand)
  • Fidler, Linda M. “Interactions with Faculty, Peers, and Practitioners in the Information Curriculum as Predictors of Professionals Identity” (1995-Major Professor: Weingand)
  • Goetzfridt, Nicholas, “Tacking into context: The roots of LSCA public library services in Micronesia among the heritages and changes of an ocean world” (1997-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Himmel, Ethel. “Perceptions and Behaviors of Chief Officers of State Library Agencies as Effective Public Administrations.” (1991-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Hitt, Charles. “Evaluation of Libraries-Media Education 101 at Mankato State University.” (1991-Major Professor: Robbins.)
  • Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid. “The Search Tactics of End Users and Search Intermediaries: A Comparative Study.” (1990-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Jenkins, Christine. “Youth Service Librarians, the American Library Association, and Intellectual Freedom for Young People, 1940-1973: An Historical Investigation.” (1995-Major Professor: Hopkins)
  • Khawam, Yves. “Citation Patterns in the Artificial Intelligence Journal Literature: A Study in the Determination of an Interdisciplinary Research Base.” (1990-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Kim, Seonghee. “Intelligent Information Retrieval Using Inductive Learning Algorithm and a Back-propagation Neural Network.” (1994-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Kwak, Chul Wan. “Search Patterns Using Online Catalogs.” (1995-Major Professor: Cortez).
  • Lai, Ting Ming. “A Comparative Study of the Use of Academic Libraries by Undergraduates between the U.S. and Taiwan.” (1990-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Lawson, Rhea B. “Organizational Adaptation by the Urban Public Library.” (1998 -Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Liu, Yan Quan. “Analytical comparison of usefulness of the national public library statistics in the United States and P.R. of China.” (1999-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Lund, Patricia. “Measurable Effects/Effective Measures: An Investigation of the Impact of Output Measures for Public Libraries on Public Libraries.” (1990-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Maymi-Sugranes, Hector, “The OAS’s Programs for Libraries and Archives (from the 1950s to 1970s)” (1996-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Mitchell, Carol L. “Language Planning as an Instrument of National Policy: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in Malaysia.” (1993-Major Professor: Wiegand)
  • Olson, Hope A., “The Power to Name: A deconstruction of Subject Access in Library Catalogues.” (1996-Major Professor: Cortez)
  • Pawley, Christine Jane. “Reading on the middle border : the culture of print in Osage, Iowa, 1870 to 1900.” (1996-Major Professor: Wiegand)
  • Samek, Antonia H. “Librarianship and the Alternative Press in Recent History: The Politics of the Cultural Record.” (1998-Major Professor: Wiegand)
  • Stavri, Zoe. “Medical Problem Attributes and Information-seeking Questions,” (1992-Major Professor: Zweizig.)
  • Varlejs, Jana. “Librarians’ Self-Directed Continuing Education Projects.” (1996-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Watson-Boone, Rebecca. “A Qualitative Study of How Librarians at a Public Research-I University Envision Their Work and Work Lives.” (1995-Major Professor: Wiegand).
  • Weintraub, Irwin. “A Comparison of the Characteristics of the Research Literatures of Conventional and Sustainable Agriculture” (1990-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Younger, Jennifer A. “The Consequences of Structural Change for the Performance of a University Library.” (1990-Major Professor: Robbins)

1980s

  • Abu Bakar, Ahmad Bakeri. “Bibliographic Characteristics of Regional Science.” (1988 – Major Professor: Walker)
  • Al-Dosary, Fahad. “The Impact of Theory and Method of Research on Information Usage Patterns of Political Scientists.” (1986-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Al-Salem, Salem M. “An Investigation of the Relationship between Academic Role and Information Seeking of Adult Education Faculty Members.” (1989-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Caswell, Jerry V. “Factors governing the Amount of Duplication in Content Derived Keys.” (1985-Major Professor: Krikelas)
  • Dalrymple, Prudence Ward. “Information Seeking Behavior in Two Library Catalogs: A Study of the Effect of Feedback Mechanisms on Query Reformulations.” (1987-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Dresang, Eliza T. “The Effect of Information Provided through Library Materials in Response to User Expressed Needs in a Mainstreamed Classroom.” (1981-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Fu, Tina C. “The Visible and Invisible Hand of Computer Technology in the Library Organization: A Case Study of Academic Libraries in Wisconsin.” (1988-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Hanna, Marcia. “A Test of the Incremental Model of Federal Budgeting: Library of Congress Program Priorities FY 1961-FY 1981.” (1988-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Heim, Kathleen M. “Social Science Data Archives: A User Study.” (1980-Major Professor: Krikelas)
  • Hurt, Charlie D., III. “Identification of Important Literature in Quantum Mechanics: Investigation of a Bibliometric and an Historical Approach.” (1981-Major Professor: Walker)
  • James, Stephen E. “An Investigation of the Relationship between Public Library Use Patterns and Local Economic Conditions in Twenty Urban Areas: 1960-1979.” (1983-Major Professor: Bunge)
  • Johnson, Debra Wilcox. “The Environmental and Structural Variables of Public Libraries Involved in Adult Literacy Education.” (1988-Major Professor: Robbins)
  • Johnson, Donald C. “Government Concern for the Development of Libraries: Sanskrit Manuscript Libraries in India, 1858-1937.” (1980-Major Professor: Williamson)
  • Neenan, Peter A. “Advocacy and Practitioner Professionalism: An Investigation of Libraries’ Disposition toward Social Change Information Advocacy in Relation to their Individual Professionalism. (1981-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Reed, Lawrence L. “The Development of the Manuscript Collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin through 1969.” (1983-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Rochester, Maxine K. “American Influence on New Zealand Librarianship as Facilitated by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.” (1981-Major Professor: Williamson)
  • Seavey, Charles A. “Public Library Systems in Wisconsin 1970-1980; an Evaluation.” (1987-Major Professor: Zweizig)
  • Tessmer, Kathleen M. “Librarians’ Satisfaction with subject Access to Children’s Materials Provided by Library Catalogs.” (1985?Major Professor: Woodworth)
  • Thomas, Fannette H. “The Genesis of Children’s Services as a Formal Entity in the American Public Library: 1875-1906.” (1982?Major Professor: Herman)
  • Williams, Helen E. “The Image of Whites in Recommended Fiction for Children and Young Adults Written by Black Writers 1945?1975.” (1982?Major Professor: Woodworth)
  • Zuck, Gregory J. “Unstable Environments and Centralization of Decision Making in Large Academic Libraries.” (1980?Major Professor: Clarke)

1970s

  • Birdsall, William F. “The American Archivists’ Search for Professional Identity, 1909?1936.” (1973-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Burt, Lesta N. “Bibliotherapy: Effect of Group Reading and Discussion on Attitudes of Adult Inmates in Two Correctional Institutions.” (1972-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Byron, Lorene S. “A Comparative Evaluation of Two Indexing Languages.” (1974-Major Professor: Boll)
  • Deligdisch, Yekutiel. “The Reading Comprehension of Adult New Readers in Relation to Their Ethnic Backgrounds.” (1971-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Duran, Daniel F. “Latino Communication Patterns: An Investigation of Media Use and Organizational Activity among Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican Residents of Chicago.” (1977-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Durrance, Raymond E. “A Comparison of Characteristics of Journal Articles of Laboratory Science and Environmental Science.” (1975-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Espirito Santo, Alexandre. “A Measure of the Dimensions of Inter-disciplinarity of Two Applied Sciences: A Scientometric Model.” (1975-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Fenster, Valmai R. “The University of Wisconsin Library School, a History, 1895-1921.” (1977-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Head, John W. “The Effect of Bibliographic Format and Content on Subject Retrieval; a Comparative Study of Four Cataloging Styles.” (1971-Major Professor: Boll)
  • Hempstead, John O. “Media and the Learner: The Influence of Media-Message Components on Students’ Recall and Attitudes toward the Learning Experience.” (1973-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Johnson, Edward R. “The Development of the Subject?Divisional Plan in American University Libraries.” (1974-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Kanner, Elliott E. “The Impact of Gerontological Concepts on Principles of Librarianship.” (1972-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Lange, Clifford E. “Communication Behavior and Interpersonal Coorientation between Public Library Directors and Their Board Members.” (1972-Major Professor: Bunge)
  • Levenson, Emil M. “Adult Reading Behavior and Ego?Stage Development: An Inquiry into Reading Motivation.” (1979-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Little, Robert D. “A Study of the Relationship between Sources of Funds and Other Selected Factors and Expenditures for Instructional Materials in Wisconsin Public Schools.” (1972-Major Professor: Walker)
  • Lynch, Beverly P. “Library Technology; a Comparison of the Work of Functional Departments in Academic Libraries.” (1972-Major Professor: Williamson)
  • Sherrill, Laurence L. “The Affective Responses of Ethnic Minority Readers to Indigenous Ghetto Literature: A Measurement.” (1972-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Surprenant, Thomas T. “A Comparison of Lecture and Programmed Instruction in the Teaching of Basic Catalog Card and Bibliographic Index Information.” (1979-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Vondran, Raymond F. “The Effect of Method of Research on the Information Seeking Behavior of Academic Historians.” (1976-Major Professor: Krikelas)
  • Whitmore, Harry E. “The Cabinet de Lecture in France, 1800-1850.” (1975-Major Professor: Clarke)
  • Williams, Robert V. “Sources of the Variability in Level of Public Library Development in the United States: A Comparative Analysis.” (1978-Major Professor: Williamson)
  • Wyllys, Ronald E. “The Measurement of Jargon Standardization in Scientific Writing Using Rank?Frequency (‘Zipf’) Curves.” (1974-Major Professor: Krikelas)

1960s

  • Ribbens, Dennis N. “The Reading Interests of Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Lanier.” (1969-Major Professor: Monroe)
  • Woodworth, Mary L. “School Librarians’ Opinions on Research and Research Needs in School Libraries.” (1967-Major Professor: Monroe)