Research Profile: Mary Ann Harlan
Statement of Research Interests and Experience
My research interests are in the area of information practices; how people interact with information in a particular setting with an emphasis on a sociocultural lens (how the sociocultural context impacts the information practices of a community). I am particularly interested in populations related to rural areas, and youth. I am also pursuing research related to girls and their information practices while reading Young Adult fiction, as related to identity construction.
Possible PhD Thesis Topic Areas
- Information Practices of Teacher Librarians
- Information Practices of Rural Youth
- Digital Citizenship Development in Rural Communities
- Informed Learning in K12 Environments
- Information Practices of Artists
- Harlan, M.A. (2017) “Girl constructed in two non-fiction texts. Sexual subject? Desired Object?” Girlhood Studies 10.3
- Harlan, M. A. (2016) “Constructing youth: Reflecting on defining youth
- and impact on methods.” School Libraries Worldwide 22.2, 1.
- Harlan, M. A. (2016). Connection information: Connected learning and
- Information practices. School Libraries Worldwide 22.1, 110.
- Harlan, M. (2014). Standing on a corner: The access gap in rural communities. Teacher Librarian, 42(1), 38-42.
- Harlan, M.A., Bruce, C.S. & Lupton, M. (2014). Creating and sharing: teens’ information practices in digital communities. Information Research, 19(1) paper 611. [Available at http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-1/paper611.html#.Wep6B1uPJ9C ]
- Harlan, M., Bruce, C., & Lupton, M. (2011). Teen content creators: Experiences of using information to learn. Library Trends, 60(3), 569–587.
- Harlan, M. A., C. Bruce, et al. (2011). Teen content creators: Experiences of using information to learn. Library Trends 60(2).
Professional Memberships and Related Matters
- ASIST Member
- ALISE Member
- ALA: AASL and YALSA Member
- Member of Association for Information Science and Technology (used to be ASIS&T)
- Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
- Informing Science Institute.