October 21, 2010
Lisa M. Given received her PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (Faculty of Education) and Adjunct Associate Professor in Humanities Computing (Faculty of Arts) at the University of Alberta. A former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Lisa has received numerous research grants and has published widely on topics related to individuals’ information behaviours and qualitative inquiry. Her research interests include the social construction of knowledge, web usability, spatial analysis, information literacy, research methods, and information issues in the context of higher education. Lisa serves on a number of editorial boards for international journals and is currently Associate Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. She served for six years as a member of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics’ Social Sciences & Humanities Research Ethics Special Working Committee, which revised the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.