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

Representative Publications and Professional Activities

Refer to Faculty Profile and CV.