Leisa Gibbons, School of Library and Information Science | Kent State University

Leisa Gibbons, School of Library and Information Science

Leisa Gibbons, School of Library and Information Science, was awarded the Australian Council of Professors and Heads of School in Information Systems (ACPHIS) Ph.D. Medal for her doctoral thesis.

Gibbons’ 300-page thesis, titled Culture in the Continuum: YouTube, Small Stories and Memory-Making, focuses on YouTube and understanding the complex contexts that individuals value. She worked with three prominent Australian YouTubers and talked with six domain experts from different fields of academic research who used YouTube in different ways.