Lala Hajibayova

Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the School of Information in fall of 2014. 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. 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.

For a full list of publications, visit my Google Scholar page or on ResearchGate.



Information Organization


Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington; , M.S., St. John's University in New York; , Diploma Degree (Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree), Civil Engineering Institute in Baku, Azerbaijan;


Information Representation and Organization, Metadata Schemas, Information Architecture, Computer-Mediated Communication


  • Hajibayova, L. (2013). Basic-level categories: A review. Journal of Information Science, 39(5), 676–687.
  • An investigation of cultural objects in conflict zones through the lens of TripAdvisor reviews: A case of South Caucasus. Journal of Information Science.
  • Algorithmic relevance: A case of knowledge representation, organization and discovery systems. International Society for Knowledge Organization UK Biennial Conference, July 15-16, 2019, London, UK.
  • The power of the crowd and the search for theoretical foundation. 4S 2019, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, September 4-7, 2019, New Orleans, USA.


Association for Library and Information Education (ALISE), American Society for information Science and Technology (ASIST), North American Chapter of International Society for Knowledge Organization (NASKO)