Research Profile: Virginia Tucker


Statement of Research Interests and Experience

My research interests are in the areas of information retrieval, search, and learning experiences. I have over twenty years of experience in industry and have worked in academic, public, and law libraries. My doctoral research explored how search expertise is acquired, and what this means in today’s information environment. I am interested in the implications for current models of search experience, search design, instruction in advanced search, research in LIS education, and threshold concepts.

Possible PhD Thesis Topic Areas

  • Information retrieval
  • Information seeking
  • Legal information needs
  • Search experience
  • Threshold concepts

Representative Publications

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Professional Memberships and Related Matters

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
The Information Architecture Institute (IAI)
International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)
Law Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS)