School of Information Sciences

Leanne Bowler

Associate Professor

611 IS Building
412-624-7679

lbowler@sis.pitt.edu
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Institution of highest degree:
PhD, McGill University

Research Interests:

Children and youth information interaction in relation to metacognitive practices and the critical creation and use of information and information technology; Health information behavior of children and youth; Non-formal, interest-driven learning in cultural institutions (libraries, archives, museums) and with new media; Methods of co-design/participatory design of technology for children and youth.

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Recent Publications:

Bowler, L. & Champagne, R. (2016). Mindful making: Question prompts to help guide young peoples’ critical technical practices in DIY/maker spaces. Library and Information Science Research, 38, 117-124. 

Fan, M., Liyue, Y. & Bowler, L. (2016). Feelbook: A Social Media App For Teens Designed To Foster Positive Online Behavior And Prevent Cyberbullying. CHI 2016, May 7-12, 2015, San Jose, CA.

Bowler, L., Julien, H., Nesset, V. & Abramovich, S. (2016). The Family as a Community of (Digital) Practice.  CAIS-ACSI 2016: Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us. June 1-5, 2016. Calgary, AL, Canada.

Koh, K., Abbas, J., Bowler, L., Moorefield-Lang, H. & Willet, R. (2016). Radical change in library learning spaces: Research on Makerspaces. ALISE 2016. January 5-8, 2016, Boston, MA.

Bowler, L., Oh, J.S., & He, D. (2015). Teen Health Information Behavior and Social Q & A: A Study to Investigate Teens’ Assessments of the Accuracy, Credibility, and Reliability of Health Information about Eating Disorders in Yahoo! Answers. ALISE 2015. January 27-30, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.

Bowler, L., Knobel, C. & Mattern, E. (2015). From cyberbullying to well-being: A narrative-based participatory approach to values-oriented design themes for social media. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(6), 1274-1293.

Bowler, L., Oh, J.S., & He, D. (2015). Teen Health Information Behavior and Social Q & A: A Study to Investigate Teens’ Assessments of the Accuracy, Credibility, and Reliability of Health Information about Eating Disorders in Yahoo! Answers. ALISE 2015. January 27-30, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Bowler, L., Monahan, J., Jeng, W., Oh, J. & He, D. (2015). The quality and helpfulness of answers to eating disorder questions in Yahoo! Answers: Teens speak out. 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community. November 6-10, 2015. St. Louis, MO.

Bowler, L. & Champagne, R. (2015). Guiding critical technical practices in community-based Maker Spaces for youth. iConference 2015: Create Collaborate Celebrate. March 24-27, 2015. Newport Beach, CA, USA.

Bowler, L., Knobel, C. & Mattern, E. (2014). Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach. iConference 2014. Breaking Down the Walls: Culture – Context – Computing. March 4-7, 2014. Berlin, Germany.

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