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Community Engagement

Here is the list of noteworthy field projects completed by graduate students in my INSC 542 Social Informatics course wherein students served as “information consultants” of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. These field projects illustrate the way in which graduate students from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to information science, communication, business, and sociology, engage with various communities across the country to create value for them.

# Field Project Title/Topic Organization Students Year
57 United Way of Greater Knoxville United Way of Greater Knoxville Buffkin, Profant, & Sawyer 2021
56 Girl scout midTN Girl Scout Atkins, Boyd, & Dysart  
55 Creative experience St. Louis Public Library Scott, Principe, & Edwards  
54 The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Housing Department University of Tennessee Knoxville Karyakose, Moriarty, & Ruland  
53 Now everyone is a DE student: Technology adoption in the COVID-19 pandemic College of Communication & Information, University of Tennessee at Knoxville Piece, Tune, & Bondurant  
52 Tech and teachers at Siegel High School Siegel High School, TN Fierley, Horton, & Wheeler  
51 Streaming services in Knox County Public Libraries Knox County Public Libraries Burton, McGuire, & Wahlert  
50 Consulting proposal: Postmates Inc. Postmates Inc. Nelson & Noe  
49 Technology use at Blount County Public Library Blount County Public Library Miller, Rachels, & Hembree  
 48 Telling the history of Highlander Highlander Research & Education Center, TN McCullough, Mills, & Pecor  
47 Krause Center for Innovation Krause Center for Innovation Remkiewicz & Sharp  
46 ICT assessment of Blount County Juvenile Court Blount County Juvenile Court Ingle, Wiggins, & Smith  
45 VMF presentation Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Inc. Flynn & Perez  
44 Nicholas House Atlanta, GA Nicholas House Atlanta, GA Faingold & Thomas  
43 Public library TN Beal  
42 Can you hear me now? Serving academic library patrons in the new age of isolation Hodges Library, University of Tennessee at Knoxville Maye & Thomas 2020
41 We are a food pantry Urban Outreach Center of New York City Tarwater & Reynolds
40 Technology in special collections Creekmore special collections, University of Tennessee at Knoxville Greeson & Gross
39 Health and wellness eLeaning program New Mexico State University Harmon, Primaveri, & Smith
38 Virtual learning and communication University of Louisiana at Monroe Heflin
37 McKay’s used books McKay’s in Knoxville Cleghorn & Hill
36 DeVine music library University of Tennessee at Knoxville LaPrade & Howard
35 Teacher, tech, and timesheets Saco Schools, Maine Rutledge & Takacs
34 Kelly library  Emory & Henry University  Sikes & Rowman
33 Library and archives  Tennessee State Library & Archives  Smith & Wires
32 Equitable access for all?  Chicago Public Library Hawthorne & Smothers
31 IT adoption Missoula Public Library Uncles
30 BioRAFT software University of Tennessee at Knoxville Bland & McGinnis 2019
29 International house University of Tennessee at Knoxville Fritzlen & Huang
28 Awareness and use of digital resources Nashville Public Library Floyd & Rosichan
27 Best practices of technology selection and use Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools System Dill & Graver
26 Factors affecting Bioblitz participation Tennessee State Parks Gwyn & Harris
25 KidCheck: Increased safety measures in the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Kemppainen & Peek
24 Analyzing IT and services Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Mallary & Krile
23 Law library’s experience with technology University of Tennessee Roth & Offshack
22 Information & communications technology used at Sherrod Library East Tennessee State University Moore & Wilson
21 Identifying, analyzing and bridging the information gap Elizabethton / Carter County Public Library Esfahani & Williams
20 Analyzing impacts of bike share programs Explore and VeoRide Doolin & Robinson
19 Analyzing resistance to adoption of technology Jonnie B. Deel Memorial Library, Virginia Taylor
18 Exploring technology in non-traditional classrooms Theater Department at University of Tennessee at Knoxville Roeder & Whitaker
17 Social informatics at a community college Pellissippi State Community College Williams & Winberry
16 Technology adoption, deployment, and use Libraries at University of Tennessee at Knoxville Worthington & Hines
15 On tapa the world:
The future of the food truck boom
Food Trucks in Knoxville  Burnell, Everette, & Phouthavong 2018
14 Technology use Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Williams, Sudzius, & Carlson
13 Technology use Bethel University, Tennessee Aucoin, Barrett, & Movious
12 How does technology help a public library serve patrons? Montgomery County Public Library Wickman, Chisenhall, & Cantrell
11 Impact of ICTs in an academic library Thigpen Library, Volunteer State Community College Rodgers, Egarievwe, & Magda
10 Mobile technology in elementary schools Memphis College Preparatory Elementary School, Blue Grass Elementary School, and Cedar Bluff Elementary Gallaher, Hyde, & Misciagna
9 Corporate non-bank mortgage lender: Technology consultation & analysis A residential mortgage
Carroll, Green, & Held
8 A study of technology use in a special collections library environment University Libraries System, University of Tennessee at Knoxville McKittrick, Scott, & Touchstone
7 Analyzing process of implementing new technologies Regal Cinemas Reid & McRary
6 #klicchat:
Live streaming at KLIC
Kolwyck Library and Information Commons, Chattanooga State University Hunter 2016
5 BookMyne & Boopsie: Library
mobile app use
Kingsport Public Library, Tennessee Johnson
4 Design and implementation Law firm in Arizona, which uses legal papers with active citations links Harrison
3 Unplugged:Challenges facing the adaptation of new technology in small businesses Summit Open MRI Center, Winchester, Tennessee Winfree
2 The church and technology Church at Covenant Park Trimmer
1 JCPenny Insider J. C. Penny Store Decker