Research

Research Interests

My research addresses: 1) information technology education, tools, and applications in the information science field, and 2) the design and customization of information technology tools by end users.  My domains of interest include human-computer interaction, end-user development (in particular - metadesign), and information technology education. 

My current research work explores emerging technologies in the library and information science field and the co-design of creativity tools over time.  A full list of my publications is available here

Current Studies

TITLE OF STUDY:  Librarians’ Perceptions and Use of Privacy-Protection Tools

I am currently seeking participants for a research study focused on understanding librarians' understanding of privacy-protection technology tools.  If you choose to take part in this study, you would be asked to do the following: complete a brief demographic survey, sketch your understanding of the function of the Internet and privacy-protection technology tools, and browse the web using such tools.  You don’t need any particular technology experience or knowledge.

The session will take approximately 45 minutes and will be held at Pratt Institute's School of Information, located at 144 W. 14th St. in Manhattan.  To be able to take part in this study, individuals must be 18 years of age or older and currently employed as a librarian.  Approximately 30 participants will be recruited for this study on a first-come first-serve basis.  Participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card after completing the session. 

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please contact Dr. Monica Maceli at mmaceli@pratt.edu.