School of Information, University of Michigan
4373 North Quad
105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Voice: +1 734-647-8040 Fax: +1 734-764-2475
Information Behavior and Interaction (IBI) Research Group
E-mail: rieh at umich.edu
Soo Young Rieh is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan where she served as the Director of the Master of Science in Information (MSI) Program from 2014 to 2017. Rieh is leading the Information Behavior and Interaction (IBI) Research Group. The members of IBI Group study how people interact with information during the process of information seeking, evaluation, and use in various contexts including everyday life information seeking, work environments, and learning situations. Rieh teaches classes on information behavior and search experience, library and archives assessment. Her research areas include information behavior, interactive information retrieval, web searching behavior, searching as learning, and human judgments of information credibility and cognitive authority in various information seeking contexts.
Rieh has published research papers in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing & Management, First Monday, Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference in Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR), and Proceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). She co-authored a book, Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play, with Karen Markey and Chris Leeder, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2014. Recently, she co-edited the Journal of Information Science Special Issue on Recent Advances on Searching as Learning (February 2016). Her research projects have been funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Recently, Rieh has been elected as a Director-at-large to the Board of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). She is also serving as a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Library and Information Science Research. She is a co-chair of the ASIST Awards and Honors Committee (2015-2017). She currently serves as Short Papers Co-Chair for 2018 ACM CHIIR (Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval).
She is a recipient of several research awards, including the Best JASIST Paper Award (2005, 2011), the ASIST Best Conference Paper Award (2010), the ASIST SIGUSE Award for Best Information Behavior Conference Paper (2007, 2015), the Eugene Garfield-ALISE Doctoral Dissertation Award (2002). Before joining the Michigan faculty in 2002, Rieh was a human factors research engineer at Excite@Home Search and Directory Group. She received her Ph.D. in information science from Rutgers University.
Office Hours Fall 2017: Friday 11 am-Noon and 4-5 pm.
Teaching Schedule Fall 2017
Information Behavior and Search Experience (SI 551) Friday 1-4 pm
Rieh, S. Y., Collins-Thompson, K., Hansen, P., & Lee, H-J (2016). Toward searching as a learning process: A review of current perspectives and future directions. Journal of Information Science, 42(1), 19-24.
Hansen, P. & Rieh, S. Y. (2016). Editorial: Recent advances on searching as learning: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of Information Science, 42(1), 3-6.
Collins-Thompson, K., Rieh, S. Y., Haynes, C. C., Syed, R. (2016). Assessing learning outcomes in web searching: A comparison of tasks and query strategies. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’16), 163-172.
Jeon, G. YJ & Rieh, S. Y. (2015). Social search behavior in a social Q&A service: Goals, strategies, and outcomes. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the ASIST. [ASIS&T SIGUSE Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award]
Rieh, S. Y. (2014). Credibility assessment of online information in context. Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice, 2(3), 6-17.
Markey, K., Leeder, C., & Rieh, S. Y. (2014). Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Rieh, S. Y., Jeon, G. YJ, Yang, J., & Lampe, C (2014). Audience-aware credibility: From understanding audience to establishing credible blogs. Proceedings of the Eight International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2014).