We’re excited to announce the arrival of our newest faculty member, Dr. Kyle M. L. Jones.
Dr. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing. From a social informatics perspective, he researches information policy issues related to Big Data practices and technologies, such as learning analytics, in educational contexts. His research is primarily focused on student privacy issues that emerge from mining sensitive, private student data and information, which is used by institutions to direct students interests, interpersonal relationships, and learning outcomes. His secondary research interest is focused on emerging educational technologies and the efficacy thereof in library and information science (LIS) graduate programs and for LIS professional development.
Dr. Jones has been published in The Information Society, Education for Information, and the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, among other journals and in books. He is a regular presenter at the annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), as well as at other conferences.
Before joining the department, Dr. Jones was a professional librarian. He worked at Elmhurst College’s (Elmhurst, IL) library as an information technology specialists and at Darien Library (Darien, CT) as a knowledge and learning services librarian. Additionally, he consults with individuals and organizations to help them build online, social learning environments.
He will be teaching, among other things, database management, information architecture, and information policy.