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Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (26)
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Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (26)

  1. Mehra, B., Sikes, E. S., and Singh, V. (2020) Scenarios of Technology Use to Promote Community Engagement: Overcoming Marginalization and Bridging Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Information Processing & Management (Special Issue: Marginalized Communities, Emerging Technologies, and Social Innovation in the Digital Age. Edited by Jia Tina Du, Iris Xie, and Jenny Waycott) Volume 57, Issue 3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2019.102129
  2. Singh, V. (2020). Applying Participatory Action Approach to Integrating Professional Librarians into Open Source Software Communities. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. PDF Featured Article in July/August, 2020 Issue of Informed Librarian Online.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0961000619836724 
  3. Singh, V. and Thurman, A. (2019) How many ways can we define online learning? A systematic literature review of definitions of Online Learning (1988-2018). American Journal of Distance Education DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2019.1663082  
  4. Mehra, B., Sikes, E.S., Singh, V. (2019). Scenarios of health engagement experiences and health justice in rural libraries. International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (Special Issue: Health Justice. Ed., Paul Jaeger.) DOI: https://doi.org/10.33137/ijidi.v3i3.32963
  5. Singh, V. (2019). Personas and Scenarios as a Methodology for Information Sciences. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 123-134, Feb. 2019. ISSN 2241-1925.Available at: http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/462
  6. Singh, V. (2017). Open source integrated library systems migration: Librarians share the lessons learnt. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617709059       Featured Article in July/August, 2019 Issue of Informed Librarian Online.
  7. Singh, V. (2017). Open Source Software Use in Libraries: Implications for Social Justice. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], p. 59-68, June 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/211
  8. Singh, V. (2017). A Case Study of Migration to an Open Source ILS: Partnership among State Libraries. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], p. 49-57, June 2017. ISSN 2241-1925.Available at: http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/212
  9. Mehra, B. and Singh, V. (2017). Recruitment Methods in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II): Implications of Social Justice in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], p. 13-22, June 2017. ISSN 2241-1925.Available at: http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/207
  10. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S. and Renfro, N. (2017). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], p. 5-11, June 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/206>
  11. Mehra, B., and Singh, V. (2014). Recruitment and Retention in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II): Implications of Social Justice in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal, Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion (pp 13-22). Retrieved February 25, 2014, from http://www.qqml.net/papers/Special_Issue_2014_Social_Justice_Social_Inclusion/
  12. Singh, V. (2014). Expectations versus Experiences: Librarians using Open Source Integrated Library Systems. The Electronic Library, Volume 32 Issue 5, 10 pages
  13. Holt, L. and Singh, V. (2013). Self-direction and Open Source Software Forum Participants: Characteristics and Relationships. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning.
  14. Singh, V. (2013). Why Open Source ILS? Librarians Share their Reasons and Experiences. LIBRI International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 63 (3): 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0016
  15. Hendrickson, E., Singh, V., and Redmond, C (2013). iPerceive: Platform Priorities and Workplace Innovation in America’s Consumer Magazine Industry. Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism.
  16. Singh, V. (2013). The nuts and bolts of migration to open source ILS: Experiences and Recommendations from the librarians. LIBRI International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 108–122, ISSN (Online) 1865-8423, ISSN (Print) 0024-2667, https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0009 
  17. Holt, L. and Singh, V. (2012). “Self-direction and Open Source Software Forum Participants: Characteristics and Relationships” International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2012, Page 28-43
  18. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Journal of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
  19. Singh, V. (2012). Using Open Source Software in Libraries: Implications for Social Justice. Journal of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Volume 2, June 2013 Issue.
  20. Singh, V. and Holt, L. (2012). Learning and Best Practices for Learning in Open Source Software Communities, Computers and Education 63 (April 2013), 98–108.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131512002862
  21. Singh, V. (2012). Experiences of Migrating to Open Source Integrated Library Systems, Information Technology and Libraries, Volume 34 (4), 36-53. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v32i1.2268
  22. Singh, V. and Mehra, B. (2012). Strengths and Weaknesses of the Information Technology Curriculum in Library and Information Science Graduate Programs, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, first published on May 17, 2012, 45(3), 219-231. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000612448206
  23. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training [Brief Communications and Research in Progress]. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(3), 238-247.
  24. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Rural Librarians in Southern and Central Appalachia [Best Paper for the 2011 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference].  Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(4), 265-278.
  25. Mehra, B., Singh, V., and Parris, H. (2010). Open Source Software Collaborations in Tennessee’s Regional Library System: An Exploratory Study. Library Review, 59(9), 690-701.
  26. Payne, A. & Singh, V. (2010). Open Source Use in Libraries. Library Review 59(9), 708-717.

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications (41)

  1. Singh, V. and Brandon, W. (2020). How do the women of Open Source support each other? Track – Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital Social Media, Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS53), IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. 10 pages pdf
  2. Rioux, Kevin; Singh, Rajesh; Singh, Vandana; Koh, Kyungwon; Martaus, Alaine; Schuster, Kristen; Kelley, Brittany; Adkins, Denice; Exner, Nina “Exploring innovative pedagogies in a global information context” ALISE 2019 Conference Proceedings https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/105356
  3. Singh, V. (2019). What do Global Researchers mean when they say “Online Learning”?. Work in progress poster at ALISE 2019, Page 228 https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/104679 
  4. Mehra, B.; Sikes, E. S.; Singh, V. (2019). An Exploratory GIS Prototype to Map Community Engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 2019
  5. Singh, V. (2019). Women Participation in Open Source Software Communities. Proceedings of European Conference on Software Architecture, Women in Software Engineering Track. ACM proceedings. 6 pages
  6. Singh, V. (2019). Women Only Spaces in Open Source Software”. ACM/IEEE 2ND International Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering, May 25th, 2019 Vancouver, Canada. Highlighted by IEEE Software on their blog http://blog.ieeesoftware.org/2019/12/gender-equality-in-software-engineering.html
  7. Singh, V. and Brandon, W. (2019). Inclusion Initiatives for Women of Open Source Software. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Open Source Software, OSS 2019. Nominated for Best paper of the conference .10 pages
  8. Hank, C., Singh, V. and Simone, S. (2019). Social Media Policy Analysis for Primary and Secondary Public Schools and Districts. I-Conference Poster, I-Conference, 2019. 4 pages
  9. Mehra, B., Sikes, E.S., Singh, V. (2019). Scenarios of Health Engagement Experiences and Health Justice in Rural Libraries. Medical Library Association Conference: Elevate. Chicago, Illinois. May 3-8, 2019
  10. Mehra, B., Singh, V. and Sikes, E.S. (2019). A Model of Community-Engaged Scholarship across “Institutional Borders” to Assess the Role of Rural Libraries in Community Engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachia. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from June 3- 6, 2019. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1097
  11. Mehra, M., Singh, V. and Sikes, E.S. (2018). A works-in-progress poster, “Assessment of rural library professionals’ role in community engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachian region: Mobilization from change agents to community anchors (CA2CA@SCA-RL).” ALISE, 2018.
  12. Mehra, M. and Singh, V. (2018). “A juried panel, “Library leadership-in-training as embedded change agents to further social justice in rural communities: Teaching of library management subjects in the ITRL and ITRL2. ALISE 2018.
  13. “Speak For Myself” Co-Advised a team of students in ISE at UTK to enter a team competition for Mobile Apps. Winner of the competition – First Place in May 2018 IISE CIS Division Mobile App competition
  14. Singh, V. (2017) “Personas and Scenarios as a methodology for Information Sciences Research: Strengths, Weakness and Example” Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2017), 3 – 6 June 2017, Limerick, Ireland
  15. Mehra, B., and Singh, V. (2015). A Social Justice Framework to Further Community Engagement in Pakistan’s Information Management and Library Professions, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Management & Libraries, Department of Information Management, University of Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore-Pakistan, from 10-13 November, 2015.
  16. Singh, V., (2013). “Challenges of Open Source ILS Adoption” Poster, Proceedings of 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries, November 1-6, 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  17. Singh, V. (2013) “Evaluating and Improving an Information Portal for Open Source Integrated Library Systems” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human Computer International 2013 (HCI 2013), 21-26 July 2013, Las Vegas, USA.
  18. Singh, V. (2013). A Case Study of Migration to an Open Source ILS: Partnership among State Libraries. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2013), 3 – 6 June 2013, Rome, Italy.
  19. Singh, V., and Holt, L. (2013). Online Technical Support: How it Works and why it fails? Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS – 46), IEEE, January 2013.
  20. Mehra, B., Singh, V., Mitchell, C., Williams, K. C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Empowering Rural Librarians as Change Agents in the 21st century: Development of Community-Based Technology Literacy and Management Outcomes in the Southern and Central Appalachia (Poster). World Library and Information Congress: 78th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, August 11-17, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  21. Normore, L. and Singh, V., (2012) Mental Models: Setting User Expectations for ICTs. Poster, Proceedings of I-Conference, 2012, February 7 -10, 2012 Toronto, Canada
  22. Singh, V. (2012). Newcomer Integration and Learning in Technical Support Communities for Open Source Software. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP ’12), 26-30 October, 2012, Sanibel Island, FL, 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1145/2389176.2389186
  23. Boehm, M. and Singh, V. (2012) Citizen Users and Interactivity on Government Environmental Agency Web Pages: An analysis of Colony Collapse Disorder Information. Proceedings of American Society for Information Science and Technology, October 26- 31, 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  24. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2012), 22 – 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
  25. Singh, V. (2012). Using Open Source Software in Libraries: Implications for Social Justice. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2012), 22 – 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.
  26. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Computer-Enabled Innovations in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging Rural Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachia, Proceedings of the 57th Indian Library Association Annual Conference, 23-25 February, 2012, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  27. Singh, V., Kathuria, S. & Johri, (2012). Newcomer integration and learning in technical support communities for Open Source Software. Interactive Paper, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Feb. 11-15, 2012, Seattle, WA.
  28. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly[Library Theory and Research Section and Statistics and Evaluation Section], 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Selected as one of Top 5 papers
  29. Singh, V., Johri, A. and Mitra, R. (2011). Types of Newcomers in an Online Developer Community. Interactive Paper, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2011, (Shanghai, China), ACM, 2011
  30. Mitra, R., Singh, V., and Johri A., (2011) Cyber learning Ecosystem – Users, Technology and Tools. Poster, Proceedings of I-Conference, 2011, Seattle, Washington 2011
  31. Singh, V. (2010) Comparison of Technical Support for Open Source Software and Proprietary Software. Poster, Proceedings of American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Conference: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem, October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA.
  32. Singh, V. & Johri, A. (2010). Newcomer Participation in Cyber learning Environments: Lessons from Open Source Communities. Poster, National Science Foundation Engineering Education Programs Awardees Conference. January 31- February 2, 2010. Reston, Virginia.
  33. Singh, V., Twidale, M.B. and Nichols, D.M. (2009). Users of Open Source Software: What are they contributing? Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS – 42), IEEE, January 2009.
  34. Singh, V., (2008). Modes of Technical Support in Open Source Software – Peer to Peer Digital Knowledge Creation, Sharing and Re-Use” Poster, Proceedings of American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Conference, October 2008, Columbus, Ohio
  35. Rathi, D., Twidale, M. B., Singh, V. and Bisen, A. (2008). Users = Designers: A Participatory Approach in Designing Knowledge Management System. Proceedings of International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), October 2008.
  36. Singh, V. and Twidale, M.B. (2008). The Confusion of Crowds: non-dyadic help interactions. Proceedings of ACM Conference of Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2008, San Diego, CA. Winner of “Best Note of CSCW 2008” Award
  37. Rathi, D., Twidale, M. B., Singh, V. and Jones, M. C. (2007). Your Mark is My Dirt: Impact of Email Signatures on Decision Making, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Decision Support Systems, January 2-4, 2007, India.
  38. Singh, V., Twidale, M., Rathi, D., (2006). Open Source Technical Support – A look at Peer Help Giving. Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS – 39), IEEE, January 2006. “Best Paper of the Mini-Track”.
  39. Rathi, D., Twidale, M., Singh, V. (2005). Adapting Knowledge Management Systems for Collaborative Technical Problem Solving. International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), ASIST, October 2005.
  40. Rathi, D., Singh, V., Gebauer, J., (2004). Ubiquitous Computing for Knowledge Management. Proceedings of Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering (KSCE 2004), IASTED, November 2004.
  41. Jones, M. C., Medina, K. E., Rao, A., Rathi, D., Singh, V., (2004) I-Vote: an audience voting system. Student competition paper. ACM CHI extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems, April 2004.
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style – MAYA ANGELOU