Soo Hyeon Kim is an assistant professor of library and information science at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Her scholarly goal is to broaden and support children’s engineering learning opportunities by transforming rural libraries and family interactions as facilitators for tech-supported maker experiences.
She employs qualitative research methods to investigate learning processes in authentic contexts and examine factors within rural libraries and home environments that influence making and learning. She holds a Ph.D. in learning, design and technology from Pennsylvania State University. Her research has been published in Information and Learning Sciences.
Areas of Expertise
Informal STEM learning, makerspaces, rural libraries, family learning, digital youth.