Information Overload: Strategies for Personal Information Management (PIM)

Your Name and Title: Sue Alman, Lecturer

Library, School, or Organization Name: School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

Co-Presenter Name(s):  Lorna Kearns, (University of Pittsburgh, Barbara Frey (University of Pittsburgh, Christinger Tomer (University of Pitsburgh)

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  North America

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):  Librarians, students, faculty

Short Session Description (one line): This session will provide strategies for those who experience information overload on how to manage personal information gathered from email, Desktop, Web searches, and LMS.

Full Session Description:  Information Overload: Strategies for Personal Information Management (PIM)  Do you have trouble “keeping found things found?” 1  This study investigated the information retrieval practices of LIS faculty to determine their PIM habits and suggestions.  The study asked participants how they stored, organized, and retrieved information, and the responses were surprising!  This session will provide recommendations on how to manage information gathered from your e-mail, Desktop, Web searches, and LMS.

 

1.      William Jones. Keeping Found Things Found:The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management, 2008.

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