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Wednesday, January 28 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 2.6 A Juried Papers - Underserved Groups, Libraries, and Information Literacy: How Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Tweens’ Pre-Existing Beliefs Can Influence the Success of Their Online Health-Related Info Searches

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This presentation concerns a field experiment which investigated whether/how the pre-existing health-related beliefs of disadvantaged tweens impacted their online searching behaviors and, thus, the accuracy of their resulting health-related knowledge.

Moderators
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Sara Chizari

PhD Candidate & Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of South Carolina. My research interests lie in the intersection of neuro-cognitive and cross-cultural studies of information searching behavior. I am hoping to graduate in summer 2016!

Speakers
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Dana Casciotti

Ph.D. Program Analyst, Office of Health Information Programs Development, National Library of Medicine
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Rebecca Follman

University of Maryland
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Beth St. Jean

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Beth St. Jean is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies, an affiliate faculty member of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, and the Assistant Director of the Information Policy and Access Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Her research aims to improve people's long-term health outlooks by exploring the important interrelationships between their health-related information behaviors... Read More →
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Christie Kodama

University of Maryland
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Mega Subramaniam

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Mega M Subramaniam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Information Policy and Access Center in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Subramaniam’s innovative research focuses on enhancing the role of school and public libraries in fostering the mastery of information and new media literacy so essential to the learning of science and mathematics among underserved young people. Specifically... Read More →
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Natalie Greene Taylor

University of Maryland


Wednesday January 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sullivan, Floor 8

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