Selected Publications

*Please see my Curriculum Vitae for a full list of publications, plus other professional activities and presentations.

A few things I really like, that I think also represent me as a scholar, in reverse chronological order

Kazmer, M. M. (2016). "One Must Actually Take Facts as They Are": Information Value and Information Behavior in the Miss Marple Novels. In J. C. Bernthal (Ed.), The Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy (pp. 114-129). Jefferson, NC, USA: McFarland. [DigiNole preprint]

Kazmer, M. M., Alemanne, N. D., Mendenhall, A., Marty, P. F., Sutherland, S. A., Sampson, V., Douglas, I., Clark, A., Schellinger, J. (2016). "A good day to see a bobcat": Elementary students' online journal entries during a structured observation visit to a wildlife center. First Monday, 21(4). doi:10.5210/fm.v21i4.6152

Kazmer, M. M., Lustria, M. L. A., Cortese, J., Burnett, G., Kim, J.-H., Ma, J., & Frost, J. (2014). Distributed knowledge in an online patient support community: Authority and discovery. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 65(7), 1319-1334. Explores distributed knowledge creation, discovery of undiscovered public knowledge, and co-creation of authoritative knowledge in the PatientsLikeMe ALS support group. doi:10.1002/asi.23064 | [preprint] | [DigiNole preprint]

Kazmer, M. M., Glueckauf, R. L., Ma, J., & Burnett, K. (2013). Information use environments of African-American dementia caregivers over the course of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. Library & Information Science Research, 35(3), 191-199. Reports findings about caregivers' information use from the qualitative portion of the African-American Alzheimer's Caregivers Training and Support (ACTS) research study. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2013.02.003 | [preprint] | [DigiNole preprint]

Kazmer, M. M., Glueckauf, R. L., & Burnett, K. (2013). "My greatest help comes from the Lord": Religion and the information behavior of dementia caregivers. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Information and Religion, Charlotte, NC, June. Kent, OH: Center for the Study of Information and Religion. Retrieved from

Most, L. R., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2013). Intangible factors influencing the successful completion of graduate LIS coursework by non-traditional students: A case of two IMLS-funded scholarship projects. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 54(3), 205-219. Presents results from two funded projects that outline the kinds of support needed by non-traditional graduate students in an online degree program. Preprint

Glueckauf, R. L., Davis, W. S., Hayes, J., Stutzman, M., McIntyre, V., Wesley, L., Kazmer, M. M., Burnett, K., Noel, L. T., Xu, J., Haire, K., Schettini, G., Sharma, D., Gustafson, D. J., Shipman, J., Willis, F., Murray, L., Parfitt, F., Proctor, J., Baxter, C., & Graff-Radford, N. (2012). Telephone-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy for African-American dementia caregivers with depression: Initial findings. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57(2), 124-139. doi:10.1037/a0028688 Presents initial findings from a study of telephone-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for African-American dementia caregivers with depression.

Kazmer, M. M. (2011). Produsage in a/synchronous learner-led e-learning. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 17(1), 121-139. doi:10.1080/13614568.2011.552644 | [DigiNole preprint] Takes a produsage perspective to frame an analysis of the long-term development of a required graduate-level course in information organization.

Kazmer, M. M. (2010). Disengaging from a distributed research project: Refining a model of group departures. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(4), 758-771. doi:10.1002/asi.21281 Tests and revises an earlier model of disengaging from online social worlds against empirical data from a distributed research group.

Kazmer, M. M. & Xie, B. (2008). Qualitative interviewing in Internet studies: Playing with the media, playing with the method. Information, Communication, and Society 11(2), 115-136. doi:10.1080/13691180801946333 Compares the use of four media (face-to-face, telephone, e-mail, and Instant Messengers) for completing semi-structured qualitative research interviews.

Kazmer, M. M. (2007). How do student experiences differ in online LIS programs with and without a residency? Library Quarterly 77(4), 359-383. doi:10.1086/520995 Examines the proposition that having an on-campus residency is vital to the success of students in an online graduate degree program by comparing empirical data from students in programs with and without a residency requirement.[preprint]

Dickey, M. H., Burnett, G., Chudoba, K. M., Kazmer, M. M. (2007). Do you read me?: Perspective making and perspective taking in chat communications. Journal of the Association for Information Systems 8(1), 47-70. Uses perspective theory to analyze and explain miscommunications between call center employees and their customers during dyadic chat customer service interactions.

Kazmer, M. M. (2005). Community-embedded learning. Library Quarterly 75, 190-212. doi:10.1086/431333 Proposes a new concept of community-embedded learning, based on empirical research with online distance learners, arguing that learning outcomes for such students are different from, and often better than, learning achieved by on-campus students.[preprint]

Kazmer, M. M. (2005). Cats in the classroom: Online learning in hybrid spaces. First Monday, 10(9), September. Electronic journal, no pagination. Available at Examines online learning classrooms as hybrid spaces, those that include both virtual and real places, and the impact of hybrid space on students' experiences.

Learning, culture and community in online education: Research and practice. (2004). C. Haythornthwaite & M. M. Kazmer, (Eds.) New York: Peter Lang. Assembles research papers and practitioner statements from administrators, faculty, and staff to demonstrate the multiplexity of education, interpersonal relationships, and the creation of culture in online learning.

Kazmer, M. M., & Haythornthwaite, C. (2001). Juggling multiple social worlds: Distance students on and offline. American Behavioral Scientist, 45 (3), pp. 510-529. 10.1177/00027640121957196

Kazmer, M. M. (2000). Coping in a distance environment: Sitcoms, chocolate cake, and dinner with a friend. First Monday. 5 (9): September. Electronic journal, no pagination. Available at http://

Haythornthwaite, C., Kazmer, M. M., Robins, J. & Shoemaker, S. (2000). Community development among distance learners: Temporal and technological dimensions. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 6 (1). Electronic journal, no pagination. Available at

Cole, T. W. & Kazmer, M. M. (1995). SGML as a component of the digital library. Library Hi Tech, 13(4), 75-90. doi:10.1108/eb047970

Schwarzwalder, R. N. & Kazmer, M. M. (1998). Electronic information resources. In Myer Kutz (Ed.), The Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

A few other things I also really like, that I've done over the years

Kazmer, M. M., Gibson, A. N., & Shannon, K. (2013). Perceptions and experiences of e-learning among on-campus students. In A. Sigal (Ed.), Advancing library education: Technological innovation and instructional design (pp. 45-64). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-3688-0

Marty, P. F., Alemanne, N., Mendenhall, A., Maurya, M., Southerland, S. A., Sampson, V., Douglas, I., Kazmer, M. M., Clark, A., & Schellinger, J. (2013). Scientific inquiry, digital literacy and mobile computing in informal learning environments. Learning, Media, and Technology, 38(4), 407-428. Presents findings on the use of digital literacy skills among elementary school students who used an iPad app to make structured observations at a wildlife center as part of a curriculum-based module on scientific inquiry. doi:10.1080/17439884.2013.783596

Marty, P. F., Mendenhall, A., Douglas, I., Southerland, S. A., Sampson, V., Kazmer, M. M., Alemanne, N., Clark, A., & Schellinger, J. (2013). The iterative design of a mobile learning application to support scientific inquiry. Journal of Learning Design, 6(2). Retrieved from

Kazmer, M. M. (2012). The process of disengaging from online learning community revealed through examination of threaded discussions. International Journal of Web-Based Communities, 8(4), 521-536. doi:10.1504/IJWBC.2012.049564 | [DigiNole preprint] Uses naturally-occurring discussions among e-learners to modify an existing model of online community departures.

Hinnant, C. C., Stvilia, B., Wu, S., Worrall, A., Burnett, G., Burnett K., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2012). Author team diversity and the impact of scientific publications: Evidence from physics research at a national lab. Library & Information Science Research, 34, 249-257. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2012.03.001 | [DigiNole preprint] Presents findings from the analysis of citation information and author demographics of a sub-set of publications from scientists who used the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Johnson, E. D. M., & Kazmer, M. M. (2011). Library hospitality: Some preliminary considerations. Library Quarterly, 81(4), 383-403. doi:10.1086/661655 Uses hospitality theory as a lens to examine the history and status of hospitality in public libraries.

Stvilia, B., Hinnant, C. C., Schindler, K., Worrall, A., Burnett, G., Burnett, K., Kazmer, M. M., & Marty, P. F. (2011). Composition of scientific teams and publication productivity at a national science lab. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(2), 270-283. doi:10.1002/asi.21464 Employs data from 1415 experiments conducted at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory between 2005 and 2009 to examine whether team diversity and network characteristics affect productivity.

Lustria, M. L. A., Kazmer, M. M., Glueckauf, R. L., Hawkins, Robert P., Randeree, E., Rosario, I., McLaughlin, C., & Redmond, S. (2010). Participatory design of a health informatics system for rural health practitioners and disadvantaged women. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(11), 2243-2255. Reports on the results of qualitative data collected via focus groups as part of the participatory design of a breast-cancer screening reminder system.[final] | DigiNole preprint

Haythornthwaite, C., Bruce, B. C., Andrews, R., Kazmer, M. M., Montague, R., & Preston, C. (2007). New theories and models of and for online learning. First Monday 12(8). Electronic journal, no pagination. Available at Presents six theoretical perspectives on online learning: living technology; co-evolution of technology and learning practices; (latent) tie formation; community-embedded learning; learner-leader model; and braided learning.

Kazmer, M. M. (2007). Community-embedded learning. In R. Andrews & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), Handbook of E-learning Research. London: Sage, 311-327.

Kazmer, M. M., Burnett, G., & Dickey, M. H. (2007). Identity in customer service chat interaction: Implications for virtual reference. Library & Information Science Research 29, 5-29. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2006.10.006 Examines data from three thousand dyadic chat sessions to explore issues of identity and provide implications for provision of virtual reference services.

Kazmer, M. M. (2007). Beyond C U L8R: Disengaging from online social worlds. New Media and Society 9(1), 111-138. doi:10.1177/1461444807072215 Proposes 12-step theoretical model of disengaging from online social worlds, based on longitudinal empirical research data with online distance learners.[preprint]

Harris, L. E., Kazmer, M. M., & Mon, L. (Eds.) (2007). Distance Education, special issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 48(1).

Kazmer, M. M. (2006). Creation and loss of sociotechnical capital among information professionals educated online. Library & Information Science Research 28, 172-191. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2006.03.002 Examines professional networking and cooperation from the perspective of sociotechnical capital lost when students disengage from distributed learning social worlds.[preprint]

Burnett, G., Dickey, M. H., Kazmer, M. M., & Chudoba, K. M. (2003). Inscription and interpretation of text: A cultural hermeneutic examination of virtual community. Information Research, 9(4). Electronic journal, no pagination. Available at Uses an anthropological perspective and a methodology based in hermeneutics to illustrate how language use both reflects and influences culture in a virtual community of Usenet participants.

Haythornthwaite, C., Lunsford, K. L., Kazmer, M. M., Nazarova, M., & Robins, J. (2003). The generative dance in pursuit of generative knowledge. Proceedings from the Thirty-Sixth Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-36), Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory and Organizational Learning Minitrack. January 6-9, 2003, pp. 1-10. Describes knowledge generation processes among a group of researchers working to determine what it means to be "culturally and linguistically appropriate" as they select materials for inclusion in a database.

Haythornthwaite, C., & Kazmer, M. M. (2002). Bringing the Internet home: Adult distance learners and their Internet, home and work worlds. In B. Wellman & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Internet in everyday life. Oxford, UK: Blackwells, pp. 431-463. Examines how the everyday lives of adult distance learners are changed by the introduction of an Internet-based online education program.

Wall, C. E., Cole, T. W. & Kazmer, M. M. (1995). HyperText MARCup: A conceptualization for encoding, de-constructing, searching, retrieving, and using traditional knowledge tools. Reference Services Review. 23(4), 13-18. doi: 10.1108/eb049261