Sook Lim

Associate Professor

651-690-6888

slim@stkate.edu

Sook Lim is an Associate Professor in Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University. She holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research centers on human information behavior concerning user-generated content such as Wikipedia. She has published articles in Information Processing and Management, Information Research, Journal of Association for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library & Information Science Research & First Monday. She curretly teaches such courses as Information Literacy in the Digital Age (LIS7270) Information Technology, People and Society ( LIS7690; known as LIS8150 until Winter 2011), Research Methods (LIS7050, known as LIS7960 until Fall 2010) and Management of Libraries and Information Centers (LIS7700). She taught LIS 7620, Literacy and Community Engagement under LIS 6683, Directed Study for Fall 2013.

  • Human information behavior concerning user-generated content
  • Credibility
  • Digital information literacy
  • Gender in the context of information behavior
  • Academic libraries

Ph.D., Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004

St. Catherine University. (2011). Carol Easley Denny Award, St. Catherine University, January, 2011

Lim, S. (2013). Investigation of service-learning courses in the MLIS Program.

Research & Scholarly Activities Grant (2012).

Lim, S. (2013). "College students’ credibility judgments and heuristics concerning Wikipedia." Information Processing & Management. (49, 405-419)

Lim, S. & Bloomquist, C. "Distinguishing service learning from other types of experiential learning." Education for Information.

Lim, S. & Steffel, N. (2015). "Influence of user ratings, expert ratings and purposes of information use on the credibility judgments of college students." Information Research.

Pruka, A. & Lim, S. (2015). "Information Literacy among Community College Students." Monday Night

Lim, S. (2015). "Differences between service learning and other types of experiential learning." Faculty Research & Scholarship Hour

Lim, S. & Steffel, N. (2015). "The effects of expert and user ratings on behavioral intentions on a UGC site." iConference

Lim, S. & Pruka, A. (2015). ""Information literacy in the contexts of new literacies," ALISE work-in-progress poster session." ALISE Conference

Lim, S. (2014). "Role of authority in credibility judgments concerning user-generated content." Faculty Research & Scholarship Hour

Lim, S. (2013). "Does formal authority still matter in the age of wisdom of crowds?: Perceived credibility, peer and professor endorsement in relation to college students’ Wikipedia use for academic purposes." Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting

Lim, S. (2013). "Endorsement-based heuristics in credibility judgments concerning user-generated content and information literacy." Faculty Research & Scholarship Hour

Lim, S. (2012). "Gender differences concerning Wikipedia: A follow-up study." American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting

Lim, S. (2012). "Online reading in the contexts of new literacies." Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

Lim, S. (2012). "Factors affecting credibility judgments concerning Wikipedia." MLIS Monday Night

Lim, S. (2012). "Social endorsement and formal authority in assessing the credibility of user-generated content." ALISE conference