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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

The Evolution of Information Behavior Research: Looking Back to See the Future
Lisa M. Given, Heidi Julien and Donald Case

Sunday, 5:30pm


This panel will examine past, present and future trends for one of the central bodies of research within information science - human information behavior (HIB). Beginning with a brief history of the settings, populations, methodologies, theories and other key features of HIB research, the panel will then explore possibilities for the future. Attendees will engage in an interactive 'working session' exploring the key research questions being addressed (or that should be addressed) in HIB research, as well as trends in methods and techniques that will inform future work. The panelists have received numerous grants for research on human information behavior, have published widely on the topic, and have served as research leaders within the discipline. They are all very engaging speakers, having presented at numerous international conferences and symposia. These panelists are well-placed to facilitate an engaging discussion of trends in this important research area of the discipline.