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Conference & Other Presentations

  • Fritzlen, K., Bilal, D., Olson, M. (2019). Attitude-behavior inconsistency management strategies in MTurk workers: Cognitive dissonance in crowdsourcing participants. Poster presented at the 2019 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2019), Orlando, FL, July 26-31.
  • Huang, Li-Min, & Bilal, D. (2019). Eye-tracking as an approach for evaluating international graduate students’ interaction with university recruitment web pages: A case study. Poster presented at the University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information 41st Annual Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN, February 11.
  • Roth, K., & Bilal, D. (2019). User-centered survey design: Considering group membership effects on survey responses. Poster presented at the University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information 41th Annual Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN, February 11.
  • Fleming-May, R., Mays, R., Tenopir, C., Bilal, D., & Forrester, A. (2018). Building a Master’s Program in User Experience and Assessment. Poster presented at the 2018 ARL Library Assessment Conference, Houston, TX, December 5-7.
  • Bilal, D. (2017). Children’s interactions with information retrieval systems: The past, the present, and the future. A talk presented at the School of Information, UT-Austin Research Colloquium, October 24, 2017. Invited.
  • Fleming-May, R., Mays, R., Forrester, A., Walker, T., Tenopir, C., Bilal, D., & Allard, S. (2017). Experience assessment: Designing an innovative curriculum for assessment and UX professionals. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries, Oxford, UK. July 31-Aug 2, 2017.
  • Gwizdka, J., & Bilal, D. (2017). Analysis of children’s queries and click behavior on ranked results and their thought processes in Google search. Poster presented at the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR’17), Oslo, Norway, March 7-11 (pp. 377-380).
  • Forrester, A., Tenopir, C., Fleming-May, R., Mays, R., & Bilal, D. (2017). Building a curriculum for assessment librarians. Poster presented at the University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information 39th Annual Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN, February 1.
  • Huang, Li-Min, & Bilal, D. (2017). International students’ information seeking behavior during the application for graduate study in the U.S. Poster presented at ALISE 2017 Conference. Atlanta, GA, January 17-20.
  • Huang, Li-Min, & Bilal, D. (2017). “Not what I thought!” Information seeking behaviors of international students during the application for graduate study in the USA. Poster presented at the 80th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Crystal, City, VA, October 27-November
  • Bilal, D., & Gwizdka, J. (2016). Top ranked results and what they mean? Misconception of missed information literacy education. The 79th 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 (Part of the Panel titled: Information Literacy: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice). Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2015). Beyond searching: Understanding young users’ holistic information interaction experiences. Plenary speaker. 7th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Paris, France, May 26-29. Invited keynote
  • Douglass, K., & Bilal, D. (2014). Constructing the 21st century workforce: Implications of NSF-funded DataONE for K-12. Poster presented at iConference, Berlin, Germany.
  • Bilal, D. (2014). Information behavior in motion: The iUser in context. The 3rd Lebanese Library Association Conference/IFLA Asia-Oceania Section. Beirut, Lebanon, 20-22 May.
  • Bilal, D. (2014). Why searching the Web is difficult? The 6th Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Istanbul, Turkey, 25-30 May.
  • Bilal, D. (2013). Information retrieval and youth: The question of relevance and readability on the Web. Information Retrieval Group Lecture Series. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 15 April. Invited guest speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2013). The readability of text retrieved by search engines on children’s queries: The case of Google. The 5th Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Rome, Italy, 3-6 June.
  • Bilal, D. (2013). Teaching IB and usability: Back to my native grounds. The 2013 Conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education. Seattle, Washington, 22-25 January.
  • Bilal, D. (2013). Designing emotionally intelligent virtual agents to enable inquiry-based learning. The 76th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada, 1-5 November. Invited.
  • Bilal, D., Beheshti, J., Erdelez, S., & Todd, R. (2012). Learning to discover: Youth information literacy in the “I” digital age. The 75th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, 26-30 October. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/meet.14504901097/abstract?deniedAccessCus tomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
  • Bilal, D. (2012). The iUser in sync with information behavior and usability theories and research. Presented at The 2nd Lebanese Library Association Conference/IFLA Asia-Oceania Section. Beirut, Lebanon, 7 April. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2011). Qualitative and quantitative research methods in studies of children’s information behavior. The 3rd Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries. Athens, Greece, 24-27 May.
  • Bilal, D. (2011). Observations and log data methods in research on children’s use of the Web and digital libraries. Observational/Log Data Methods Working Group. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL, 14-15 April. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2010). Children’s use of Google and the like engines: New challenges in information seeking and use. Science Communication: Responsibilities of the Scientific Community and the Media Conference. Bogota, Colombia, 17-19 November. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2010). Children and young people with disabilities: Breaking new ground and bridging information worlds. The 73rd American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, 22-27 October. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/meet.14504701194/abstract?deniedAccessCus tomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
  • Bilal, D. (2010). The mediated information needs of children on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The 31st ACM SIGIR Workshop on Accessible Search Systems. Geneva, Switzerland, 19-23 July. Invited. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/220466954_Towards_accessible_search_syste ms/file/9c96051bb08c95b502.pdf#page=46
  • Bilal, D., & Sarangthem, S. (2009). Mediating differences in children’s interaction with digital libraries through modeling their tasks. Poster presented at The 73rd American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA, 6-13
  • Bilal, D., & Sarangthem, S. (2008). Task-based models of children’s information-seeking behavior in digital libraries. The 37th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). Berkeley, CA, 3-7 August. Invited. http://www.kzneducation.gov.za/Portals/0/ELITS%20website%20Homepage/IASL%2020 08/research%20forum/bilalrf.pdf
  • Bilal, D., Sarangthem, S., & Bachir, I. (2008). Toward a model of children’s information seeking behavior in using digital libraries. The Second International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (vol. 348). London, UK 14-17 October. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1414727
  • Bilal, D. (2006). Assessing the usability of cross-cultural digital libraries for Arabic-speaking children. LIDA 2006 Libraries in the Digital Age Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia, 30 May-3 June. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2006). Measuring the usability of an international user interface: Culture and design representations. Human-Computer Interaction Symposium, American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX, 3-8 November. http://web.utk.edu/~dania/HCI%20Symposium.doc
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Cross-cultural use of digital libraries by children in Arabic-speaking countries. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Charlotte, NC, 28 October- 2 November..
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Affect and Arabic-speaking children’s interaction with digital libraries. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Charlotte, NC, 28 October-2 November.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Are children, adolescents, and adults homogeneous information seekers and design partners? The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Charlotte, NC, 28 October-2 November. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Arabic-speaking children’s interaction with the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL). Global Studies Conference. Knoxville, TN, 10-13 May. Invited.
  • Watson, J., Bilal, D., Metzer, L., & Bentley, A. (2005). The information highway in the schools: A 10-year review of the research. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN, 7-8 April.
  • Bilal, D. (2004). Affective information seeking and system interface design from children’s perspectives. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Providence, RI, 12-17 November.
  • Bilal, D., & Bachir, I. (2004). Arabic-speaking children’s interaction with the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL). The 15th Annual Conference of the Arab Federation on Library and Information Science. Alexandria, Egypt, 27-30 December. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2003). Draw and tell: Children as designers of Web interfaces. The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Long Beach, CA, 18-22 October. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/meet.1450400117/abstract?deniedAccessCust omisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
  • Bilal, D., & Wang, P. (2003).Children’s categorization and the design of taxonomic categories in search engines. LIDA 2003 Libraries in the Digital Age Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia, 24-30 May. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2002). Challenges to children’s research: The road ahead. The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Philadelphia, PA, 18-21 November.
  • Bilal, D. (2002). Children design their interfaces for Web search engines: A participatory approach. The 30th Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) Conference. Toronto, Canada, 30 May-1 June. http://www.cais-ca/proceedings/2002/Bilal_2002.pdf
  • Bilal, D., & Watson, J. (2002). Student use of search engines too ingenuous. The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Science and Technology Column, October 28.
  • Bilal, D. (2001). Kids trek: The next generation. The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Washington, D.C., 2-8 November.
  • Bilal, D. (2000). User studies: Bridging the gap. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Chicago, IL, 11-16 November. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2000). Lost and found in cyberspace: Strategies for untangling the Web. Tennessee Library Association Conference. Kingsport, TN, 3-4 May.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). Web search engines for children: A comparative study and performance evaluation of Yahooligans!, Ask Jeeves for Kids, and Super Snooper. The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science. Washington, D.C., 31 October-4 November. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ597561
  • Bilal, D. (1999) Children and graduate students’ Web traversal behaviors: Preliminary findings. The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science. Washington, D.C., 31 October-4 November.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). Finding a needle in the haystack: Effective strategies for untangling the Web. The Ninth National Conference & Exhibition of the American Association of School Librarians. Birmingham, AL, 10-14 November.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). How do children and adults search the Web? Tennessee Library Association Conference. Nashville, TN, 28-30 April.
  • Bilal, D. (1998). Children’s search processes in using the World Wide Web search engines: An exploratory study. The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science. Pittsburgh, PA, 25-29 October. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ575850

Panel Presentations, Moderation, and Organization

  • Fleming-May, R., Bilal, D., Forrester, A., Mays, R., & Tenopir, C. (2018). The winds of change: A new model for specialized LIS education. The 2018 Charleston Library Conference. Charleston, SC, 5-9 November. Speaker.
  • Acker, A., Bilal, D., Bowler, L., Garcia, P., Meyers, E. M., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Investigating youth learning and data: Contexts, concepts, and connections. The 81st Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, 10-14 November. Presenter.
  • Bilal, D., Fleming-May, R., Mays, R., Tenopir, C., & Walker, T. (2017). Professional prologue: Building a community of practice for assessment and user experience librarians. The 2017 Charleston Library Conference. Charleston, SC, 6-10 November. Speaker.
  • Bilal, D., Heidi, J., Gregory, V., Adkins, D., Erdelez, S., Eschenfelder, K. (2017). Tell me! These things I need to know about the program accreditation review process. ALISE 2017 Conference. Atlanta, GA, January 17-20. Organizer, moderator, speaker.
  • Bilal, D., & Gwizdka, J. (2016). Top ranked results and what they mean? Misconception or missed information literacy education. The 79th 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 October. (Note: this presentation is part of the Panel titled: Information Literacy: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice). Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D., Erdelez, S., Fisher, K., & Wang, P. (2013). Teaching information behavior: Sharing global experiences. The 2013 Conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Education. Seattle, Washington, 22-25 January. Organizer, moderator, presenter.
  • Bilal, D., Erdelez, S., Beheshti, J., & Todd, R. (2012). Learning to discover: Youth information literacy in the “I” digital age. The 75th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, 26-30 October 26-30. Organizer, moderator, presenter.
  • Bilal, D. (2011). Contributed paper session: Collaborative/Children/Reference (papers-Sunday). The 72nd American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, 9-13 October. Moderator.
  • Beheshti, J., Bilal, D., Druin, A., & Large, A. (2010). Testing children’s information retrieval systems: Challenges in a new era. The 73rd American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, 22-27 October. Presenter. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2010). Accessible search systems. The 31st ACM SIGIR Workshop on Accessible Search Systems. Geneva, Switzerland, 19-23 July. Invited panel Chair.
  • Bilal, D. (2010). Contributed Papers on Information Behavior. The 70th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, 26 October. Invited moderator.
  • Bilal, D. (2009). Celebrating the 10th anniversary of SIGUSE. The 70th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, 6-13 November. Invited moderator.
  • Bilal, D., Meyers, E. M., Lee, S., Large, A., Beheshti, J., & Vallière, N. (2008). Waddling around the Digital Iceberg: Use of Virtual Spaces and Environments by children, preteens, and teens. The 69th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Organizer.
  • Bilal, D. (2007). Information behavior in developing countries: Research, trends, and emerging issues. The 70th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 44. Milwaukee, WI, 19-24 October. Organizer, moderator, speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2006). Information realities: Exploring affective and emotional aspects in information seeking and use. SIG USE 6th Annual Research Symposium, American Society for Information Science & Technology. Austin, TX, 3-8 November. Second Available: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM06/siguse.html. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Emotional design II: Affective information behavior research with adult and child populations. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 28 October-2 November. Invited presenter.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Cross-cultural issues in user learning and the design of digital interfaces. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 28 October-2 November. Organizer, moderator, and speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Examining design threads: Issues in Web design across student populations. The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 28 October-2 November. Invited.
  • Bilal, D. (2004). Emotional design: The influential role of affect in information behavior. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Providence, RI, 12-17 November. Invited presenter.
  • Bilal, D., et al. (2003). Designing digital information technologies for children. The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Long Beach, CA, 19-22 October. Organizer, moderator, and speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2002). Challenges to children’s research: The road ahead. The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, 19-22 October. Organizer, moderator, speaker.
  • Fagan, J. C., et al. & Bilal, D. (2002). Training and coordination for chat reference. The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, 19-22 October. Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2001). Kids’ trek: The next generation. The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., 3-8 Organizer, moderator, speaker.
  • Bilal, D., et al. (2000). User studies and system design: Bridging the gap. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 12-16 November. Invited presenter.

Other Presentations

  • Bilal, D. 2018. Research with youth. INSC 593. School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, March 2018.
  • Bilal, D. (2010). Children and the web. IS 573 (Programming for Children and Young Adults, Dr. Cindy Welch), School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee. 15 November. Invited Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2009). Empirical research with children. (CCI 610 doctoral class, Dr. Sally Macmillan), College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee. 18 March. Invited Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2009). Doing research overseas. International Brown Bag Lecture, (Dr. Sam Swan), College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee. 18 February. Invited Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2005). Understanding and navigating international digital libraries: Cultural perspectives. School of Information Sciences Research Forum, University of Tennessee. 16 November.
  • Bilal, D. (2004). Formulating a sustainable research question. Hodges Library Research Symposium, University of Tennessee. 10 June. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2004). The School of Information Sciences program: An overview. Phi Delta Kappa Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. 29 November. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2003). Use of MARC 21. American University of Beirut Jafet Library, Beirut, Lebanon. 28 June. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2003). Searching the Web for kids. Annoor Academy, Knoxville, TN. 10 July. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2001). Mining the Web. Knox County School System Teacher Pre-service Workshop, Knoxville TN. 16 February. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2001). Children’s use of the Web: Research findings. Knox County School System Pre-service Workshop, Knoxville, TN. 16 February. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2000). Stages of the information seeking process. ENG 360, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 24-25 February. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (2000). Stages of the information seeking process. IS 310 (Information Seeking). School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 16 May. Invited speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). The Big6 skills of information seeking. School of Information Sciences Alumni Day, Knoxville, TN. 12 June. Invited Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). Web search engines for children. School of Information Sciences Research Forum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Invited Speaker.
  • Bilal, D. (1999). Classrooms connections: Strategies for using WWW search engines. Knox County School System Pre-service Workshop, Knoxville, TN. 7, 25 October.