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Jenny Bronstein is a senior lecturer at the Information Science department at Bar-Ilan University. Her research interests are LIS education and professional development, self presentation and self disclosure on different social platforms and information seeking behavior of marginalized populations and has published in refereed journals. She is chief editor of Meidaat and is a member of the editorial board of LIBRI. She teaches courses in information retrieval techniques, qualitative research methods, and academic libraries. She holds a PhD and a M.S. in Information Science from Bar-Ilan University and a B.A. in History and Linguistics from Tel-Aviv University.

Research Topics:

Information Seeking Behavior- My research investigates different areas of the information seeking behavior of various populations of users. It incorporates social aspects of information behavior by applying Chatman's theoretical frameworks that investigate the role that information has in the information behavior of segregated populations

Information Disclosure Behavior - My research deals with a fairly recent phenomenon by which internet users disclose personal information on different online platforms such as blogs and online forums. I have investigated the role that anonymity has on the disclosure process and the role that these online environments play in the information behavior of users

Social Networks as Information Platforms - I have investigated the use of social networks for political as well as for personal motivations and the use of social networks as political platforms during elections periods in the US and in Israel.

Areas of Research:

Information Seeking Behavior

Academic Libraries

Web 2.0 Library 2.0

Information Retrieval

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 2002Jan 2006

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006


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