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Frank Lambert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. (Library and Information Science), University of Western Ontario
  • M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. (Honours; History, with Political Science minor), King's College, University of Western Ontario

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, King's University College, University of Western Ontario.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Western Ontario.
  • Part-time Reference Assistant.  Cardinal Carter Library, King's University College, University of Western Ontario. 
  • Part-time Reference Library Assistant/Archivist.  Huron University College Library, University of Western Ontario.
  • Original Cataloguer.  Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University.

Courses Taught by Dr. Lambert

  • 60002 Organization of Information
  • 60003 Information Technology for Library Professionals
  • 60604 Research Methods for Libraries and Information Centers
  • CCI 80001 Introduction to Research in Communication and Information

Dr. Lambert has been a SLIS faculty member since August, 2008

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Lambert, F. (2011). Do provenance-based classification schemes have a role still in libraries and information centres? The case of government classification schemes. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 49(3), 208-222.
  • Lambert, F. (2010).  Online community information: The queries of three communities in southwestern Ontario. Information Processing & Management. 46(3), 343-361.
  • Lambert, F. (2005).  Assessing the authoritativeness of Canadian and American government health documents:  A comparative analysis using informetric methodologies.  Government Information Quarterly.  22(2), 277-296.
  • Lambert, F (2004).  Applying informetric methods to empirically assess the authoritativeness of Health Canada electronic documents.  Government Information Quarterly.  21(3), 305-318.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Lambert, F. (2010). Web searching to meet everyday information needs: A comparative longitudinal study of queries submitted to an online community information system. Prato Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference 2010: Tales of the Unexpected: Vision and Reality in Community Informatics. CIRN-DIAC Conference: Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy, 27-29 October 2010. Larry Stillman and Ricardo Gomez, eds. ISBN: 978-0-9581058-8-0. Available through KSU Libraries.
  • Lambert, F. (2009).  Can communities be empowered still with a 'top-down' approach to ICT conceptualization, design, and implementation?  The case of mycommunityinfo.ca.  Prato Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference 2009: Empowering communities: learning from community informatics practice at Monash University Prato Centre, Italy.  November 4-6, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9581058-5-9. Available through KSU Libraries.
  •  Lambert, F.  (2006).  The mycommunityinfo.ca approach to online networked community information provision.  Presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science held with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada at York University Toronto, Ontario, June 1 - 3, 2006.  Full paper available at http://www.cais-acsi.ca/proceedings/2006/lambert_2006.pdf (August 21, 2006).

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations without Proceedings, Posters, and Other Works

  • Lambert, F. (2011). Seeking information from government resources: A comparative analysis of two communities' Web searching of municipal government Web sites. Poster presented at the 2011 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting., New Orleans, Louisiana.  Acceptance rate: 44% (85/195).
  • Lambert, F.  (2008).  The social shaping of an online community information provider.  Presented at the 4th annual SIG Social Informatics Research Symposium at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2008 Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 25, 2008.  
  • Lambert, F.  (2007).  Rewriting the "rules" of online networked community information services:  A case study of the mycommunityinfo.ca model.  Poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) annual conference's Doctoral Poster Session, Seattle, WA, January 15-18, 2007.
  • Lambert, F. (2004).  Assessing the authoritativeness of Canadian and American government health documents:  A comparative analysis using informetric methodologies.  Presented at Connections 2004 Great Lakes Conference, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, May 15-16, 2004.  Conference abstract published in Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 28(3), 114.
Research Areas
  • Community and e-Government Informatics and Information Seeking
  • Web Log Analysis, Informetrics
  • Government Information
  • Social Shaping of Technology
Frank Lambert, Ph.D.
OFFICE
School of Library and Information Science
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2782
Fax: 330-672-7965
flamber1@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Fall 2014
  • LIS 60002 - 001 Organization Of Information
  • LIS 60092 - 057 Culmin Exper Internship In Lis
  • CCI 80096 - 003 Indiv Invest In Comm And Info
Spring 2015
  • LIS 60002 - 001 Organization Of Information
  • LIS 60092 - 057 Culmin Exper Internship In Lis