School of Information Sciences

Leanne Bowler

Associate Professor

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Institution of highest degree:
PhD. McGill University

Research Interests:

Children and youth information interaction in relation to metacognitive practices and the critical creation and use of information and information technology; Health information behavior of children and youth; Non-formal, interest-driven learning in cultural institutions (libraries, archives, museums) and with new media; Methods of co-design/participatory design of technology for children and youth.

Recent Publications:

Bowler, L., Knobel, C. & Mattern, E. (Published online November 2014). From Cyberbullying to Well-Being: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach to Values-Oriented Design Themes for Social Media. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Bowler, L., Knobel, C. & Mattern, E. (2014). Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach. iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 153-162). Breaking Down the Walls: Culture – Context – Computing. March 4-7, 2014. Berlin, Germany.

Bowler, L., Mattern, E. Jeng, W., Oh, J. & He, D. (2013). “I know what you are going through”: Answers to informational questions about eating disorders in Yahoo! Answers: A qualitative study. 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Rethinking Information Boundaries, November 1-6, 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Oh, J.S., Jeng, W., He, D., Mattern, E. & Bowler, L. (2013). Linguistic characteristics of eating disorder questions on Yahoo! Answers – content, style, and emotion.  2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Rethinking Information Boundaries, November 1-6, 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Bowler, L. & Mattern, E. (2012). Visual Metaphors for Modeling Metacognitive Strategies that Support Memory During the Information Search Process. IIiX Fourth Information in Interaction in Context Symposium. August 21-24, 2012. Nijmegan, The Netherlands.

Bowler, Leanne and Oh, Jung Sun and He, Daqing and Mattern, Eleanor and Jeng, Wei (2012) Eating Disorder Questions in Yahoo! Answers: Information, Conversation, or Reflection? In: ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2012: Information, Interaction, Innovation, October 26-30, 2012, Batlimore, Maryland, USA.

Bowler, Leanne and Mattern, Eleanor (2012) Design Techniques for Revealing Adolescent Memory Processes Related to Information Seeking: A Preliminary Study. In: iConference 2012: Culture, Design, Society, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto, Canada.

Anderson, Theresa and Bowler, Leanne and Nathan, Lisa and Trauth, Eileen (2012) Cultivating Creative Information Practices: Supporting the Ying and Yang of the Research Process. In: iConference: Culture Design Society, February 7-9, 2012, Toronto, Canada.

Bowler, Leanne and Mattern, Eleanor and Soyka, Heather and Benner, Jessica (2012) A Framework for Exploring Sustainability in LIS Education. In: 2012 ALISE Annual Conference: Extending our reach, expanding horizons, creating opportunity, January 17-20, 2012, Dallas, Texas, USA. Item availablity restricted. 

Bowler, Leanne and Mattern, Eleanor (2012) A Visual Vocabulary for Modeling Metamemory During the Information Search Process. In: Canadian Association for Information Science. 40th Annual Conference. Information in a Local and Global Context, May 31 - June 2, 2012, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 

Bowler, Leanne and Morris, Rebecca and Cheng, I-Ling and Al-Issa, Reham and Romine, Brian and Leiberling, Lisa (2012) Multi-Modal Stories: LIS Students Explore Reading, Literacy, and Library Service Through the Lens of ‘The 39 Clues”. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 53 (1). pp. 32-48.

Cox, Richard J. and Alcala, Janet Ceja and Bowler, Leanne (2012) Archival Document Packets: A Teaching Module in Advocacy Training Using the Papers of Governor Dick Thornburgh. American Archivist, 75.

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