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Dissertation Information for Lynn Westbrook

NAME:
- Lynn Westbrook
- (Alias) Jo Lynn Westbrook

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) (1995)

ADVISORS:
- Joan C. Durrance

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Carolyn O. Frost
- Miranda Pao
- Martha Jeanette Vicinus
- Joseph William Janes

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: The information-seeking experiences of Women's Studies faculty

Abstract: This study describes and analyzes the information seeking experiences of active academic researchers in the field of Women's Studies. As virtually nothing has been done to develop an understanding of the experiences which are of most import to these information seekers, an initial exploratory study was appropriate.

The population for this study includes faculty who: (1) are formally assigned to a Women's Studies program or who regularly teach therein and (2) are actively engaged in research for which an academic end-product is expected.

The triangulation of three qualitative research methods and three different samples was used: (1) in-depth participant observation with the faculty of a research university; (2) in-depth, face-to-face interviews with the faculty of a second research university; (3) and analysis of a national electronic listserv on research and information needs in Women's Studies. The material gathered in these efforts was analyzed using the principles of content analysis according to the constant comparison method.

Based on the results of this study further development of electronic resources, general services, and facilities to support the research needs and information seeking of this population have been recommended.

MPACT Scores for Lynn Westbrook

A = 3
C = 7
A+C = 10
T = 3
G = 1
W = 3
TD = 3
TA = 0
calculated 2010-09-28 00:42:41

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Students under Lynn Westbrook

ADVISEES:
- Jin-Ja Rho - Texas Woman's University (2002)
- Kelly Patricia Kingrey - Texas Woman's University (2004)
- Leatrice Joy Bailey - Texas Woman's University (2004)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Ann Klinovsky Cammack - Texas Woman's University (2001)
- Bonnie Michaels McNeely - Texas Woman's University (2001)
- Diane F. Worrell - Texas Woman's University (2002)
- Victoria Kathleen Swinney - Texas Woman's University (2004)
- Belinda Boon - University of Texas, Austin (2006)
- Ronald David Houston - University of Texas, Austin (2009)
- Bethany Lynn Letalien - University of Texas, Austin (2009)