I am Soojin Park, a second-year doctoral student in SLIS. I am from South Korea. I have work experiences as an academic librarian, administrative staff, and researcher in Chonnam National University, Korea. I got my MLIS from University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2003.
I like to understand people in the context of information behavior on which our intellectual lives are based. Academically, I am interested in documentation and information systems as well as social informatics. Also, communication and linguistics are interesting subjects.
Personally, I understand the libraries as institutionalization of collected information behavior systems in certain societies. From this class, I want to enjoy academic works for defining the identity of libraries (specifically public libraries) in communities and develop my understanding of the libraries. Furthermore, I want to get academic insight for research on historical contexts. If I make a mastery paper in this course, it would be great.