Gretchen Whitney, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee USA, Retired
I have my novel preview posted. Enjoy. I'd enjoy your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back, and thanks for listening. This is a new medium for me - I've already published scholarly books, reviews, journal articles, and the like, so working in fiction is a new venture.
Current Creative Activities: Applying information technologies to information problems. Bibliometrics and international STM communication; new technologies and how they interplay with each other; social networking communities; local community information networks; Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act; how to interpret information technologies in this context. Bullying in the academic workplace, with information technologies and other technologies, academic mobbing and how this differs from bullying in the school (K-12) environment); current laws and legislation. Academic freedom in an information-technology centered environment.
History: Information Sciences through Popular Culture - an exciting course about 20 years in the making that introduces the undergraduate to information science topics using popular culture works including books and music. Universal Design: Desigining cities, living rooms, libraries, and web sites so that they are accessible for everyone. My current interests include how trends in academia over the last two or three decades are now showing up on the football field. Teaching has included: the information environment, information retrieval, information policy, microcomputer applications, library automation, online information systems, introduction to the information sciences, and various independent studies on international librarianship, community information networks, IT topics, information access, and the like. IS 490, Information Environment: How technologies inform an informed society.
Research and Creativity|
Osteoarthritis MicroLiterature from MEDLINE, xls file, 2005/2012. e-mail for current location.
ADA Audit Plan for the College of Communication and Information Science Website, 2007
ADA Audit Report, 2007
PodCast, Friday Morning, 2006-7 (not mounted)
A diary of early internet course development, 2001-2007 (PDF document, 77 pages)
CHIPS Final Evaluation, 2003
CHIPS Appendices, 2003
LIS Faculty Study
A Fairy Tale Site
Jesse animation (Needs Shockwave plugin)
Virtual Digital Laboratory
The Dead Germans Project
Life Cycle Quiz
Y2K and LIS
Ink into Bits
Teaching and Student Projects
IS 567 Texts
IS 567 Texts
Awards and Honors
College of Communication and Information Innovative Technology Teaching Award, 2002-2003
Innovative Technology Faculty Spotlight, 2000
ALISE / Pratt Severn Award, 1999