Boryung Ju, PhD

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Boryung Ju, PhD


PhD: Information Studies, Florida State University

Master's Degree(s): MLIS, Indiana University, Bloomington

223H Peabody Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O: (225) 578-1460
F: (225) 578-4581

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Boryung Ju is a Professor in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. Dr. Ju received her PhD in information studies from Florida State University and MLIS from Indiana University, Bloomington. Since she joined LSU, her scholarly work has appeared in LIS leading journals and she has presented at international interdisciplinary conferences. In 2021 she was recognized as an ASIS&T Distinguished Member, an elite status attained by those with a demonstrated commitment to mastering their profession through sustained educational pursuits and a proven track record of service to both their community and the information science and technology field. 

Courses Taught

LIS 2003 Information & Internet Environments

LIS 4511 Information Architecture

LIS 7009 Understanding Research

Research Areas

Human-Computer Interaction, Data/Knowledge Management, and Information Behavior & Interaction.


Selected Publications

Ju, B. & Stewart, J. B. (2023).  Exploring perceived online information quality: A mixed-method approach.  Journal of Documentation.

Stewart, J. B., Ju, B., & Walker, J. (2023).  A Study of COVID-19 information behaviors among Black Americans (Long Paper).  Proceedings of the Association for Information Science & Technology 2023.

Ju, B., Stewart, J. B., & Jin, T. (2022). “A Bit Hard for us to Explain”: Barrier to Creating New Information in Scientific Collaboration. Library and Information Science Research, 44, 101173 http://doi. Org/10.1016/j.lisr.2022.101173 

Yang, S. & Ju, B. (2021). Library support for emergency management during the time  of natural disasters: Through the lens of public library Twitter data. Library and Information Science Research, 43(1). 

Stewart, B. & Ju, B. (2020). On Black Wikipedians: Motivation behind content contributions. Information Processing and Management, 57(3), 102134.

Ju, B. & Stewart, B. (2019).  “The right information”: Perceptions of information bias among Black Wikipedians. Journal of Documentation, 75(6), 1486-1502.

Ju, B. & Kim, Y.  (2019).  The formation of research ethics for data sharing by biological scientists: An empirical analysis. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 71 (5), 583-600.

Selected Presentations

Ju, B., Jung, Y. & Bourgeois, J. “Seeking health information in Wikipedia and readers’ satisfaction” Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 2021.

Stewart, B. & Ju, B.  “A Conceptual framework of data (Info) quality revisited” Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 2021.

Ju, B. & Stewart, B. “Perceptions of information bias and inequity among Black Wikipedians” European Computational Social Science Symposium, Cologne, Germany, Dec. 2018.

Stewart, B. & Ju, B. “What drives Black contributions to Wikipedia?”  ASIS&T Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 2018.

Ju, B., Yang, S., Meyer, M., & Hendricks, M. “Public libraries on Twitter: Interacting with communities in crisis.” ACM WebSci Conference 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2018.

Selected Professional & Community Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 2011-2020.

Editorial Board, International Journal of Information Science Theory & Practice, 2013-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science, 2013-2014, 2017-2018.

Board Member, Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science, 2010-2012, 2017-2018.

Co-Chair, Annual Meeting of the 76th American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Montreal, Canada, 2013.

Awards & Honors

ASIS&T Distinguished Member, 2021.

ALISE Methology Paper Award, 2000.

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, 1999.