Saguna Shankar, Ph.D.

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo.

My publication record is available from my Google Scholar profile or my ORCID record.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Greyson, D., O’Brien, H., & Shankar, S. (2020). Visual analysis of Information World Maps: An exploration of four methods. Journal of Information Science, 46(3), 361–377. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551519837174

Shankar, S., O’Brien, H., & Absar, R. (2018). Rhythms of everyday life in mobile information seeking: Reflections on a photo-diary study. Library Trends, 66(4), 535–567. https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2018.0016

Refereed Conference Papers

Shankar, S., & Nathan, L. P. (2022). Data care as conversation: A resource to support dialogue, decision making, and design activities that respect newcomer communities and their data. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 791–793. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.728

See Sangam Cards in the Creative Works section.

Shankar, S. (2021). Coordinating migration: Caring for communities & their data. Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 295–298. https://doi.org/10.1145/3462204.3481798

dos Santos, R., Kaczmarek, M., Shankar, S., & Nathan, L. P. (2021). Who are we listening to? The inclusion of other-than-human participants in design. Proceedings of the Workshop on Computing within Limits, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.21428/bf6fb269.09f36751

Kaczmarek, M., Shankar, S., dos Santos, R., Meyers, E. M., & Nathan, L. P. (2020). Pushing LIMITS: Envisioning beyond the artifact. Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, 255–266. https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401367

Given, L., Julien, H., Oh, S., & Shankar, S. (2018). What does the future hold for the information associations? A panel with the presidents of ASIS&T, ALISE, and the Chair of iSchools Consortium. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 677-679. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501079

Greyson, D., O’Brien, H., & Shankar, S. (2018). (How) should Information World Maps be visually analyzed? Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 817–818. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501130

Kaczmarek, M., Shankar, S., & Nathan, L. (2018). Information practice, responsibility, and the ability to respond. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 837–838. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501138

Tulloch, B., Shankar, S., Kaczmarek, M., Hoff, A., & Nathan, L. (2018). iWords: Exploring the interdisciplinary vocabularies of information research. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 913–914. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501173

Shankar, S., O’Brien, H., How, E., Lu, Y., Mabi, M., & Rose, C. (2016). The Role of Information in the Settlement Experiences of Refugee Students. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301141

Non-Refereed Publications

Shankar, S. (2023). Caring for newcomer communities and their data: An inquiry into interdependence in information practices [Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia]. cIRcle. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0429366

Community-University Partnerships Working Group, University of British Columbia. (2019). Using memoranda of understanding for community-university partnerships [White paper].

Shankar, S., O’Brien, H., & Fields, E. (2018). The role of information in WUSC Scholar settlement experiences [White paper]. https://doi.org/10.14288/1.0378692

Refereed Conference Presentations

Sinnamon, L., Nathan, L. P., Shankar, S., Hansen, M., & Marshall, D. (2023, June 6–9). Deliberating climate action @ the library: Supporting sense making & meaning making in the midst of uncertainty and difference [Panel presentation]. Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. https://youtu.be/OKRIKNYUSXs

Kaczmarek, M., Tulloch, B., Shankar, S., Hoff, A., & Nathan, L. (2019, March 31–April 3). iStories: Reimagining the narratives of information research [Workshop]. iConference, Washington, DC, United States.

Shankar, S. (2017, September 14–15). Opportunities for knowledge translation in migration-related research in library and information studies [Paper presentation]. Diversity by Design Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

Creative Works

A draft of the Sangam Cards is freely available here (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).