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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, 1990

New York State Teacher Certification, SUNY Potsdam, 1986

B.A., Psychology, SUNY Potsdam, 1986

Research Interests 

Information Retrieval & Access
Public Library Services
Digital Literacy
Digital Libraries
User Studies Concerning Baby Boomers & Beyond

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
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Association for Library and Information Science Education
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Wisconsin Library Association Library Services to the Aging Committee

Scholarly Activities/Selected Presentations

B2A Fellow, funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program 2011-Present

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

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee. (2013). Librarians’ Perception of Older Adult Services: The Importance of Older Adult Programming and Outreach in Rural, Suburban and Urban Libraries in Wisconsin. Presented at University of Wisconsin School of Informational Studies B2A Lecture Series. February 5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thiele, Jennifer, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, Michael Zimmer. (2013). Ebooks and Cross Generational Perceived Privacy Issues. Poster at iConference 2013. February 13-14. Fort Worth, Texas

Wolfram, Dietmar, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, Jeannette Glover, Adriana McCleer, Jennifer Thiele. (2012). Overcoming Barriers to Information Access: How E-books Help or Hinder Information Access. Panel discussion at The 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. September 24. Kansas City, Missouri

Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee, Jennifer Thiele. (2012). Browsing for Leisure Reading in the Digital Environment: A Case Study. Poster at IFLA International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress. August 13-14. Helsinki, Finland


Xie, Iris Soohyung Joo, Renee Bennett-Kapusniak. (2013). User Engagement and System Support in the Search Process: User dominated, system dominated and balanced tactics. In ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting Procedings, 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).