10 Things about Me

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Patricia Katopol

10 Things about Me


1. I am Born*

*Apologies to
Dickens

2. I
am
Blue


First class of Michigan’s new School of Information



Human Computer Interaction


Plan B


law librarian



Information
economics, management and policy



Technology policy seminars for industry, government, and academic leaders


venture funding for minority dotcom entrepreneurs


sustainability of minority media


‘campaigns in cyberspace


3. I
am
Purple


Bschool

/
iSchool

Which one?



Information School, University of Washington, Seattle



2
nd

PhD cohort in Information Science


I could think about technology without having to code or focus only on
technology


Committees
-

learned about new programs, admissions, etc.



Knowledge management


I thought


many organizations didn’t know how to handle



information and I could find the one true



technology to save them. Ha!

4. I
am
Doing the Happy Dance



I love being a doctoral student!



Qualitative research


getting nosy about people



Cognitive
Work Analysis


informing the design of systems and services
in dynamic workplaces by asking questions that reveal the work, the
worker, & the organization under constraint. Developed from
Scandinavian participatory design.



Knowledge management


it’s not a technology problem


it’s a people
problem

4.5. I have an Epiphany


Where do I fit in?



Organizations


not in business school



Society and behavior


not in sociology



Technology at work


not in a management information
systems (MIS) program



How technology changes work and workers


not in
anthropology



HUMAN INFORMATION BEHAVIOR

5. I
am not
Always
the
Smartest



Person
in the
Room


Two big learning experiences:


General exam


2 weeks of fear, loathing, & self
-
doubt


We can’t manage knowledge


I should have taken more library science courses


There’s
a lot to learn!



Dissertation


Learning to listen


Waiting to learn


6. I am Curious

‘Information
culture of support staff in municipal
government


and implications for managerial
decision
-
making’



How managers
use
information obtained by support staff in decision
-
making



Support staff information culture


retrieval, storage, search, manipulation, transfer,
exchange



How should we think about KM when
when the person
who searches and retrieves is
not the person who will use
the
information?



Intent


suggest knowledge management tools


6.5. Something’s Wrong!


These people don’t need technology, they need time





To talk to each other


To think about their work


To record what they do so others can do it later


To talk to new people and widen their networks


To stop eating at their desks



7. Well, it Looks like I AM the Smartest
Person in the Room



If I had framed the study around the technology, I would have missed
EVERYTHING that was really important. By asking questions that were
people and process
-
focused, by listening, by waiting to hear the
individual’s story about their information behavior at work, I learned:



when to shut up


you don’t know anything about the work if you don’t know about the
organization


I was right to study support staff (the understudied) and not managers


Cognitive Work Analysis aligns the planets

8. I am at SLIS


Idaho



Learning


rural, small


Midwest nice


libraries



Experiences in new programs at UM and UW made it
appealing to help shape SLIS.


9. I am Doing


Research


‘Just enough’ information



Information anxiety’


Downside of long term networks


‘Information grounds’



Service


Write a quarterly column for
Library Leadership & Management


What Will We Do Without You?


Constraints
on Decision
-
Making: Why Can't We Be Rational?



Research
informs teaching


People
-
focused


Diversity is everybody


Information is complicated


Ethics, access, control


10. I am Weird


Gordon Ramsay:
http://gordonramsaypoetry.tumblr.com/page/3




Hitler:
http://www.germanpostalhistory.com
/



Arrogance:
http
://www.collegeotr.com/university_of_michigan/10_reasons_to_stay_away_from_the_big_h
ouse__
13640



Epiphany
(baby):
http://surprisingtreasures.com/2011/12/to
-
fear
-
not
-
we
-
need
-
epiphany
/



Tardis
:
http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who



Heart on the Midwest:
http
://www.howaboutwe.com/date
-
report/23
-
reasons
-
to
-
date
-
a
-
midwesterner
/



Home alone pic:

http
://www.mom2bbreviews.com/blog/parenting
-
tips/when
-
can
-
you
-
leave
-
your
-
kids
-
home
-
alone
/











Smashing Pumpkins:
http://newjawn.com/2012/07/05/nj
-
throwback
-
smashing
-
pumpkins
-
thirty
-
three
-
mp3
-
video/


Hendrix:
http://abagond.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/when
-
jimi
-
hendrix
-
opened
-
for
-
the
-
monkees/



Star Trek:
http://www.seriemaniacos.com.br/voce
-
sabia
-
star
-
trek
-
tos/



Einstein:
http://
www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2011/09/the_timeless_wi.shtml