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Renee Bennett-Kapusniak

Renee Bennett-Kapusniak

PhD Student

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 6488
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Renee Bennett-Kapusniak

PhD Student


M.S. Education Elementary N-6th Grade Early Childhood Emphasis Nazareth College

B.A. Psychology SUNY Potsdam

Permanent NY State Teacher Certification Grades N-6th

Research Interests 

Human-Computer Interaction

Information Retrieval & Access

Older Adults Midlife and Older

Public Library

Courses Taught/Instructional Experience

Instructor, Digital Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant, Digital Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Information Science & Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2013

Elementary School Teacher, 1988-2006

Professional Societies/Memberships

American Library Association / Wisconsin Library Association
American Library Association Library Services to an Aging Population Committee
Public Library Association

Scholarly Activities

Wolfram, Dietmar, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, Jeannette Glover, Adriana McCleer, Jennifer Thiele. (2015, Jan. 30). Planning LIS Doctoral Education Around a Focused Theme: The B2A Approach. Juried Panel discussion at ALISE. Chicago, IL

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Shannon Crawford-Barniskis, Adriana McCleer, Jennifer Thiele,Joyce Latham. (2014, June 29). Leveraging National Data to Advocate Locally. Presented at ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Adriana McCleer. (2014, June 19). Love in the Digital Library: A Search for Racial Heterogeneity in E-Books. Presented at Fifth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies. Thessaloniki, Greece

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Shannon Crawford-Barniskis, Adriana McCleer, Jennifer Thiele, Joyce Latham. (2014, Jan. 21). Converging Knowledge: Networking the Gap between Public Librarians and Researchers. Poster at ALISE. Philadelphia, PA

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Wooseob Jeong, Hye Jung Han. (2013, Nov 2). Digital Inclusion Survey: ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium. Presented at IGNITE Talk ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada


Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Adriana McCleer. (2015). Love in the digital library: A search for racial heterogeneity in e-books. Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 5(1), 1-21.

Xie, Iris, Soohyung Joo, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak. (2013). User Engagement and System Support in the Search Process: User dominated, system dominated and balanced search tactics. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 50(1), 1-4

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee. (2013). Older Adults and the Public Library: The Impact of the Boomer Generation. Public Library Quarterly, 32 (3) 204-222

Jeong, Wooseob, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, Hye Jung Han. (2013). The Usability Study on the Multicultural Children’s Book Project of the National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) in Korea. In iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 769-772)