Earl Bailey, Ph.D., joined the iSchool faculty at Kent State University in 2019, and teaches the LIS core class, Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science. He received his Ph.D. in Information and Library Science and his M.A. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina. He also has a B.A. in Mathematics Education from North Carolina University.
Prior to coming to Kent State, Bailey was an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as a research assistant, exploring search expertise and interactive searching. Bailey has attended multiple national and international conferences including the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval to present his research.
Currently, Bailey lives in North Carolina with his wife and spoiled cats. When he’s not teaching he especially likes to travel, play boardgames, and cook.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Dr. Bailey’s work.
Library & Information Science
LIS 60050 Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science
Bailey, E., & Kelly, D. (2016). Developing a measure of search expertise. In CHIIR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, 237-240. https://doi.org/10.1145/2854946.2854983
Bailey, E., & Kelly, D. (2011). Is amount of effort a better predictor of search success than use of specific search tactics? In Proceedings of the American Society of Information, Science, and Technology Annual Meeting, 48, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/meet.2011.14504801077
Bailey, E., Kelly, D., & Gyllstrom, K. (2009). Undergraduates' evaluations of assigned search topics. In Proceedings of the 32nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '09), 812-813. https://doi.org/10.1145/1571941.1572141
Kelly, D., Gyllstrom, K., & Bailey, E. (2009). A comparison of query and term suggestion features for interactive searching. In Proceedings of the 32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval (SIGIR '09), 371-378.
Future Faculty Fellowship Award (2011), Center of Faculty Excellence, UNC at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina, M.A. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina, B.S. in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University