Kent State SLIS welcomes Lala Hajibayova to faculty
Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University as an assistant professor, beginning fall 2014.
Hajibayova received her Ph.D. in information science in 2014 from Indiana University. She holds a master’s in library science from St. John’s University, New York, and a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in electromechanical engineering from the Civil Engineering Institute in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her research areas include Information Representation and Organization, Metadata Schemas, Information Architecture and Computer-Mediated Communication.
Before coming to Kent State, she taught in the School of Communications and in the Library and Science Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoã, in the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, in the School of Library and Information Science at Baku State University and in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Khazar University in Baku.
In addition to her academic career, Hajibayova worked in Baku as an Assistant Knowledge Management Coordinator at the Asian Development Bank, a National Coordinator for Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL.net), a Library and Information Specialist at the Eurasia Foundation, a Network Library Program Coordinator/ Assistant to the Executive Director at the Open Society Institute.
Some of Hajibayova’s recent peer-reviewed publications include: Hajibayova, L., & Jacob, E. (2014). User-generated genre tags through the lens of genre theories. In Babik W. (Ed.). Advances in Knowledge Organization: Knowledge Organization in the 21st century: Between historical patterns and future prospects, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International ISKO Conference, Poland; Hajibayova, L., & Jacob, E. (2014). Investigation of level of abstraction in user-generated tagging vocabularies: A case of wild or tamed categorization? In Babik W. (Ed.). Advances in Knowledge Organization: Knowledge Organization in the 21st century: Between historical patterns and future prospects, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International ISKO Conference, Poland; and Hajibayova, L. (2012). Online representation of Azerbaijani community. Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 15(2), 34-49.
Hajibayova has delivered peer-reviewed presentations at conferences in Poland, Italy, Azerbaijan, India, Canada and the United States. Her professional affiliations include the Association for Library and Information Education (ALISE), the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and the North American Chapter of International Society for Knowledge Organization (NASKO).
For more information, see Hajibayova’s profile at http://www2.kent.edu/slis/people/~lhajibay/.
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM). In addition, the school participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. With more than 700 students enrolled, SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs, with a youth services program that is ranked 10th. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/slis.