Ms. Margaret E. I. Kipp has been appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and will take up her new position in Fall 2009.
A doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario in the Information and Media Studies program, Ms. Kipp is already renowned for her research in social tagging. Her research interests include classification theory, the creation of patterns and structures in information organization systems, collaborative or social web technologies and their relation to information, as well as intellectual property as it relates to information dissemination and collaborative information tools. For her dissertation, Ms. Kipp, is examining information organization practices on the web and how tagging relates to the social organization of information, under the direction of Dr. D. Grant Campbell. She has already published numerous articles in a variety of scholarly journals both national and international, and has delivered a number of conference papers and presentations as well for such organizations as the American Society for Information Science and Technology. For the past two years, she has taught courses in knowledge organization, information sources, and web architecture and design at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University.
Ms. Kipp will further enhance the school’s reputation as a leader in Information Organization (IO), joining Drs. Hope Olson, Hur-Li Lee, Steve Miller, Micki Breitenstein, and Richard Smiraglia, whose collective expertise in IO sets SOIS apart from other library and information schools in North America.
“We look forward to Ms. Kipp joining our team at SOIS,” said Dean Johannes Britz. “Her knowledge and expertise in IO will further establish SOIS as one of the nation’s premiere library and information science programs specializing in information organization. She will assist our school in developing the newly founded Information Organization Research Group based at SOIS, the information organization focus in our doctoral program, and our recently established official MLIS concentration in Information Organization.”