Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Sin Sei Ching Joanna

Assistant Professor
Division of Information Studies
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67906036
Office: SCI 05-07

  • PhD (Lib & Info Studies) University of Wisconsin-Madison 2009
  • MA (Lib & Info Studies) University of Wisconsin-Madison 2002
  • BA (SocSc) (Hons) The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1998
Joanna Sin is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Information Studies, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. Joanna holds a PhD and a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Previously, she received her Bachelor of Social Science degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Geography and minoring in Anthropology. She teaches in the information organisation area. Before joining NTU, Joanna was a visiting assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison. She also has experience working in the technical and reference services areas of academic libraries.
Research Interests
Joanna Sin’s areas of research interests include: structural and individual factors in information behaviours, library services provision and use, information organisation and retrieval, scholarly communication, and information equity.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2014-)
Current Projects
  • Acculturation Information Seeking in a 2.0 World
  • Information Literacy
  • Measuring Contextual Influences: Information-seeking and Sharing Strategies, Everyday Life Situations and Personality Styles
  • Strategies for effective social media information seeking: New research framework, taxonomy and multilevel testing
Selected Publications
  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C.J., Tsai, T.-I. (2014). Individual differences in social media use for information seeking. The Journal of Academic Librarianship , 40(2), 171-178.
  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Kim, K.-S. (2013). International students' everyday life information seeking: The informational value of social networking sites. Library & Information Science Research, 35(2), 107–116.
  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2012). Modeling the impact of individuals’ characteristics and library service levels on high school students’ public library usage: A national analysis. Library & Information Science Research, 34(3), 228-237.
  • Sin, S.-C. J.(2011). Towards agency‐structure integration: A Person‐in‐Environment (PIE) framework for modelling individual‐level information behaviours and outcomes.. In A. Spink & J. Heinstrom(Ed), New directions in information behaviour(181-209). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2011). International coauthorship and citation impact: A bibliometric study of six LIS journals, 1980–2008. American Society for Information Science and Technology. Journal, 62(9), 1770-1783.

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