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Carolyn Hank

Carolyn Hank

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Clinical Associate Professor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Name Pronunciation:
444 Communications Bldg.


  • Ph.D., Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Library Science, Kent State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Antioch College


  • Sociology of Information
  • Social Media
  • Digital Collections: Libraries, Archives and Repositories
  • Data Curation and Data Management

Courses taught:

  • INSC 510 Information Environment
  • INSC 504 Research Methods in Information Sciences
  • INSC 562 Digital Curation
  • CCI 650 Social Media, Technology and Society

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

Playing a part in students’ pursuit of their academic and professional aspirations and, ultimately achievement and early career success.

Professional memberships:

  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
  • Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Associates Network

Select Publications:

  • Bishop, B.W., & Hank, C. (2018). Measuring FAIR principles to inform fitness for use. International Journal of Digital Curation, 13(1). doi:
  • Bishop, B.W., & Hank, C. (2018). Earth science data management: Mapping actual tasks to conceptual actions in the curation lifecycle model. In G. Choudhury, J. McLeod, V. Gillet, & P. Willet (Eds)., Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 10766. Transforming Digital Worlds: iConference 2018 (pp. 598-608). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_67
  • Pomerantz, J., Hank, C., & Sugimoto C.R. (2015). The state of social media policies in higher education. PLoS
    One, 10(5). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127485
  • Hank, C., Sugimoto, C.R., Tsou, A., & Pomerantz, J. (2014). Faculty and student interactions on Facebook: Policies, preferences and practices. Information Technology, 56(5), 216-223. doi: 10.1515/itit-2014-1061
  • Hank, C. (2013). Communications in blogademia: An assessment of scholar blogs’ attributes and functions. New Review of Information Networking, 18(2), 51-69. doi: 10.1080/13614576.2013.802179