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Dr. Yuelin Li

Yuelin Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Office: LIB 206J
Phone: (601)-266-4035
E-mail: Yuelin.Li@usm.edu
URL: http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~yli



EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. (2008)  Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (Information Science)
    • Dissertation: Relationships among Work Tasks, Search Tasks and Interactive Information Searching Behavior
      Advisor: Dr. Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University
      Committee members: Dr. Tefko Saracevic, Rutgers University; Dr. Katriina Byström, Högskolan i Borås, Sweden; Dr. Bernard J. Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Jacek Gwizdka, Rutgers University
  • MS  (1995)  Nankai University, Department of Information Resources Management, China
  • BA  (1992)  Naikai University, Department of Library and Information Science, China
EMPLOYMENT
  • Jan. 2008 to present: Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Sep. 2003 to Dec. 2006: Part-time Lecturer, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University
  • Sep. 1995 to Sep. 2000: Assistant Professor, Department of Information Resource Management, Nankai University
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Task-based information seeking and search
  • Information seeking behavior
  • Personalization of information retrieval
  • Digital libraries
  • Information system evaluation
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 2004 - 2005: Experiment and Evaluation of Digital Library Performance. Principle investigator: Dr. Xiangmin Zhang. Funded by the IEEE, Inc.
  • 2003-2004: Testing the Effectiveness of Collaborative Filtering for Information Retrieval Systems: A Pilot Study. Principle investigator: Dr. Xiangmin Zhang. Funded by Rutgers University, Information Science & Technology Council.
  • 2005 Summer: TREC HARD Track. Principle Investigator: Dr. Nicholas J. Belkin.
  • 2004 Summer: TREC HARD Track. Principle Investigator: Dr. Nicholas J. Belkin.
  • 2002-2004: Moving Image Collection (MIC) Evaluation. Principle investigator: Dr. Tefko Saracevic. Funded by NSF
  • 2003 Summer: TREC Interactive Subtrack. Principle Investigator: Dr. Nicholas Belkin.
  • 2002 Summer: TREC Interactive Track. Principle Investigator: Dr. Nicholas Belkin.
  • 1998-1999: Research into the education for information resources management. Co-Principle Investigator: Professor Yingfeng Qi and Shouzhen Zhong. Funded by Nankai University
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Instructor, Summer 2008, School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi (LIS 668 Research Methods; LIS 540 Information Ethics)
  • Instructor, Spring and Fall 2008, School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi (LIS 668 Research Methods; LIS 440 Information Ethics).
  • Instructor, Fall 2003-Fall 2006, MLIS program, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University (17:610:530: Principles of Searching).
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 2002 - Fall 2003, MLIS program, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University (17:610:530: Principles of Searching).
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 2001 - Spring 2002, MLIS program, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University (Instructing students in the Computer lab)
  • Instructor, Fall 1995 - Spring 2000, Department of Library and Information Science, Nankai University, China (Information Resources Management; Information Economics; English Readings; Special English)
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2008 ASIST SIG USE Elfreda E. Chatman Award (the runner up)
  • 2006 I-conference Doctoral Colloquium full travel support
  • 2006 SIGIR06 Student Travel Support Award
  • 2001-2003 Teaching Assistantship, Graduate School at Rutgers University
  • 1997 Teaching Award at Nankai University
  • 1996 Major Achievements of Science and Technology during the Eighth Five-Year- Plan of China
  • 1996 Thesis Award, Library Science Association of Tianjin City
  • 1994 Excellent Performance in Improving Nankai University
  • 1994 Outstanding Organizer in Student Academic Activity
  • 1993,1994 Fellowship for graduate students from Nankai University
  • 1990,1991 Fellowship for undergraduate students from Nankai University
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
  • Li, Y (2009). Exploring the Relationships between Work Task and Search Task in Information Search. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(2), 275-291.
  • Li, Y., & Belkin, N. J. (2008). A faceted approach to conceptualizing task in information seeking. Information Processing & Management, 44(6), 1822-1837.
  • Zhang, Y., & Li, Y. (2008). A user-centered functional metadata evaluation on Moving Image Collections. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(8), 1331-1346.
  • Zhang, X., Li, Y., Liu, J., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Effects of interaction design in digital libraries on user interactions. Journal of Documentation, 64(3), 438-463.
  • Zhang, X., & Li, Y. (2008), Use of collaborative recommendations for web search: An exploratory user study. Journal of Information science, 34(2), 145-161.
  • Zhang, X., Li, Y., Zhang, Y., Grenier, G., Trivedi, M., & Gischlar, D. (2007). Effects of different field weights on search performance in digital libraries: A preliminary study. Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 13p.
  • Zhang, X., Li, Y., Liu, J., & Zhang, Y. (2007). Effects of browse design in digital libraries on users' browsing experience. Proceedings of Libraries in Digital Age Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 10p.
  • Li, Y., Zhang, X., Liu, J., & Zhang, Y. (2006). Trained vs. untrained searchers' interaction with search features in digital libraries: A case study. Proceedings of ASIST Annual Conference, Nov. 3-8, Austin, TX.
  • Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., & Liu, J. (2006). A comparative study of the effect of search feature design on user experience in digital libraries (DLs). In S. Dumais, E. N. Efthimiadis, D. Hawking, & K. J?rvelin, Twenty-Ninth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp.669-670). ACM, Inc.
  • Zhang, X., Li, Y., & Jewell, S. (2005). Design and evaluation of a prototype user interface supporting sharing of search knowledge in information retrieval. Proceedings of the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. CD ROM.
  • Zhang, X. & Li, Y. (2005). An exploratory study on knowledge sharing in information retrieval. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawai'I International Conference on Systems Science (CD ROM), January 3-6, 2005, Computer Society Press, 2005. Nine pages.
  • Wu, M., Muresan, G., McLean, A., Tang, M.-C., Wilkinson, R., Li, Y., Lee, H-J., & Belkin, N. J. (2004). Human versus machine in the topic distillation task. In K. J?rvelin, J. Allan, P. Bruza, & M. Sanderson, Proceedings of Sheffield SIGIR2004 (pp.385-392). New York, NY: ACM.
  • Li, Y. (2004). Task type and a faceted classification of task. Proceedings of 2004 American Society for Information Science and Technology, November 13-17, RI: Providence, USA. Retrieved Nov. 1, 2004 from http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04/posters/250.doc
  • Zhang, Y., Jeng, J., & Li, Y. (2004). IFLA FRBR as user-centered metadata evaluation framework for moving image collections. Proceedings of 2004 American Society for Information Science and Technology, November 13-17, RI: Providence, USA. Retrieved Nov. 1, 2004 from http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM04/posters/259.doc
NON REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
  • Li, Y. (2006). The relationship between work task and interactive information searching behavior. Doctoral Colloquium Abstracts: I-Conference 2006. October 15, 2006, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Belkin, N. J., Cole, M., Gwizdka, J., Li, Y., Liu, J.-J., Muresan, G, Roussinov, D., Smith, C. L., Taylor, A., Yuan, X.-J. (2005). Rutgers information interaction lab at TREC 2005: Trying HARD. In E. M. Voorhees, & L. P. Buckland (Eds.), The Fourteenth Text Retrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2005), Gaithersburg, MA: NIST.
  • Belkin, N. J., Chaleva, I., Cole, M, Li, Y., Liu, L., Liu, Y.-H., Muresan, G., Smith, C.-L., Sun, Y., Yuan, X.-J., & Zhang, X.-M. (2004). Rutgers' HARD Track experiments at TREC 2004. In E. M. Voorhees, & L. P. Buckland (Eds.), The Thirteenth Text Retrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2004), Gaithersburg, MA: NIST.
  • Belkin, N.J., Kelly, D., Lee, H.-J., Li, Y., Muresan, G., Tang, M.-C., Yuan, X.-J., & Zhang, X.-M. (2003). Rutgers' HARD and Web Interactive Track experiments at TREC 2003. In E. M. Voorhees, & L. P. Buckland (Eds.), Information Technology: The Twelfth Text Retrieval Conference TREC 2003 (pp.532-543). Geitherberg, MA: NIST.
PUBLICATIONS IN CHINESE
  • Zhong, S., Li, P., & Li, Y. (2000). Information Resources Management. Tianjin: Nankai University Publishing.
  • Li, Y. (2000). Information needs analysis in organizations. Information Science, 18(6), 518-521.
  • Li, Y. (2000). Development and utilization of value-added information products. Information Studies: Theory and Application, 23(2),123-125.
  • Li, Y. (2000). Structure of information resources management science. Library and Information Service,1,16-18,12.
  • Zhong, S., & Li, Y. (2000). The development of IRM. Library work and study, 1, 3-8.
  • Zhong, S., & Li, Y. (2000). A study on conceptualization of Information Resources Management. The Journal of the Library Science in China, 26(1), 24-26.
  • Zhong, S., & Li, Y. (2000). A review of the definitions for IRM. Information Science, 18(1), 75-79.
  • Li, Y. (1999). An exploratory study on a framework of IRM theories. Library Theory and Practice, 2, 11-13.
  • Li, Y., & Zhong, S. (1996). IRM and the development of library service, Tianjin Library Journal, 3, 1-12.
  • Li, Y., & Zhong, S. (1996). A comparative study on the undergraduate curricula in library science between the Mainland China and Taiwan. Library work and study, 1, 6-9.
  • Li, Y., & Zhong, S. (1996). IRM and the development of library service (abridged). Proceedings of 1996 International Symposium on Information Resources and Social Development in Wuhan, 433-436.
  • Li, Y. (1995). A comparative study on reference service of academic libraries between Mainland China and Taiwan. Library work and study, 4, 11-15.
  • Li, Y. (1995). A study on the management of academic libraries. Tianjin Library Journal, 1, 23-28.
  • Li, Y. (1994). The relationship between marketing economy and the reformation of the national information system. Shanxi Library Journal, 4, 1-4.
  • Li, Y. (1994). Academic libraries and the challenges from a new environment of marketing economy. Tianjin Library Journal, 1, 33-39.
  • Li, Y. (1994). The development of IFLA. Tianjin Library Journal,1, 81-91.
  • Li, Y. (1993). Returning to GATT and the education of library and information science. Library work and study, 3, 44-46.
  • Li, Y. (1993). The application of management psychology in library management. Tianjin Library Journal, 3, 56-66.
PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
  • Li, Y. (2007). Relationships between work task and interactive information searching behavior, School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Li, Y. (2007). Relationships between work task and interactive information searching behavior, School of Library and Information Science, University of Rode Island
  • Li, Y. (2007). Relationships between work task and interactive information searching behavior, School of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas
  • Li, Y. (2006). The relationship between work task and interactive information searching behavior. Presented in I-conference 2006 Doctoral Colloquium, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 14-17.
  • Li, Y., & Zhang, X. (2006). Trained vs. untrained searchers' interaction with search features in digital libraries. Poster presented in DB/IR day, Apr. 28, 2006, at Rutgers University.
SERVICES
  • Chair, Research Production Group, SLIS, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Committee member, Technology Review, SLIS, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • 2006 SIGIR Volunteer
  • Reviewer for Journal of Information Science
  • Reviewer for Information Processing and Management: An international Journal
  • Reviewer for Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Undergraduate advisor from Fall 1995- Spring 2000, Department of Information Resources Management , Nankai University, China
AFFILIATION
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
  • Mississippi Library Association

 

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