I joined the SLAIS faculty in 2007 from the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto where I did my Ph.D work. I hold an MLS degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in Russian history from Carleton University, and a BA from the University of Toronto.
My areas of research interest are human information interaction in digital environments; pragmatic and task-based approaches to information searching; workplace search; organizational genres; the relationship between tasks and genres in information practices; evaluation of interactive information retrieval; and future directions for LIS education and scholarship.
My dissertation, Exploiting task-document relations in support of information retrieval in the workplace, reports on a study funded by the Centre for Advanced Studies at IBM to make use of task-genre relationships to improve workplace search systems.
The dissertation is available here as a single pdf file (2 MB).
If you prefer to read a shorter version, here a Wordle of the whole thing:
To see what I have been up to lately, have a look at my Research Page.
News & Updates
Meetings Fall 2012
HCIR 2012 - IBM Research, Cambridge, MA - October 4-5, 2012
ASIST Meeting, Baltimore, MD - October 26-30, 2012.