Kyung-Sun "Sunny" Kim

Position title: Professor


Phone: (608) 890-1622

Headshot of Kyung-Sun "Sunny" Kim


PhD in Library and Information Science, University of Texas-Austin

Research Interests

Research fields – Information behavior, Information users, user-centered systems/services

Methods and methodologies – Experiments, focus group, interviews, surveys

Theories – Psychological, sociocultural theories, interactionism

Areas of interest – Selection and use of resources, social media use, information literacy, information equity, diversity

Classes taught

LIS 603 Research & assessment

LIS 640 Information experience research

LIS 651 Cataloging & classification

LIS 668 Digital curation & collection

LIS 940 Information Use & Users

Recent publications

Kim. K.S., Sin. S-C. J. & Yoo-Lee, E. (2021). Use and evaluation of information from social media: A longitudinal cohort study. Library and Information Science Research, 43 (3), 101104.

Sin, S-C. & Kim, K.-S. (2018).  How are we the same or different: Information needs and barriers of domestic and international students. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 44 (6), 712-723.

Kim, K.-S. & Sin, S.-C. (2016). Use and evaluation of information from social media in the academic context: Analysis of gap between students and librarians, Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42 (1), 74–82.