iSchool Faculty Published

Faculty at Florida State’s School of Information have recently had their research published:

Shuyuan Mary Ho, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Florida State University who specializes in Information Systems Security Research was published in JASIST. Her article “Dyadic attribution model: A mechanism to assess trustworthiness in virtual organizations was published in the current issue of JASIST (pages 1555–1576) with Izak Benbasat. “I am honored to have my paper accepted by such a prestigious publication as The Journal of Association for Information Science and Technology – which is one of the leading refereed journals in the field of information science and technology,” said Dr. Ho.


A study in human computer attraction, their work theorized that a dyadic attribution model helped make sense of anomalous behavior in creative online environments. “This paper positions my own research on the cutting edge of information security, and allows me to integrate social science theories in a way that can be applied to a critical organizational problem in human-computer interaction,” said Dr. Ho. “This sociotechnical approach is absolutely necessary to protect cyber-infrastructure going forward,” said Dr. Ho.

Last year, Dr. Ho’s work was featured in JASIST twice. 

Young Adult Resources TodayDon Latham, Ph.D. and Melissa Gross, Ph.D., professors in the School of Information, co-authored a book, “Young adult resources today: Connecting teens with books, music, games, movies, and more.” The book is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape.

“We couldn’t find a book that supported our teaching of the information needs of young adults,” said Gross. “Our book is also unique in that it focuses not only on print resources, including fiction and nonfiction, but also on other resources popular with young adults, including fan fiction, games, movies, and music,” added Latham.

The duo also co-authored refereed conference proceedings, “Not all borders are global: Exploring teacher-librarian collaboration in math and science” with Florida State colleague,  Shelbie Witte, Ph.D. The poster was presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science by collaborator Dr. Heidi Julien of University at Buffalo. The poster reports the results of four focus groups with high school math and science teachers and school and public librarians to explore how teachers and librarians can collaborate most effectively. Specifically about preparing students for STEM-related jobs.

In March, Gross and Latham traveled to Jacksonville with Witte to present at the Society for Information and Teacher Education conference. Their three-tiered research project, “Preparing Future Teachers and Librarians to Create 21st Century Skills Partnerships” looked at the role of teachers and librarians in attaining skills outlined in the 21st Century Skills framework.

Full Citations:

Latham, Don, & Gross, Melissa.(2014). Young adult resources today: Connecting teens with books, music, games, movies, and more. Lanham, MD:Rowman & Littlefield.  

Latham, Don, Gross, Melissa, Julien,Heidi, & Witte, Shelbie. (2014). Not all borders are global: Exploring teacher-librarian collaboration in math and science. Poster paper. Connecting Across Borders: Globalization and Information Science Research, 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.  

Witte, S., Gross, M. &Latham, D. (2014). Preparing Future Teachers and Librarians to Create 21st Century Skills Partnerships. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp.1843-1853). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.