Howard Rosenbaum is a professor of information science in the Department of Information and Library Science in the Luddy School of Informatics and Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on social informatics, ebusiness, and online communities, and he has published in a variety of information science journals and presented at the Association for Information Science & Technology, iConferences and elsewhere. He has been involved in social informatics since 1997 and works with collaborators to raise the profile of social informations in information science.
In 2015, he published “Social Informatics Evolving” with Pnina Fichman and Madelyn Sanfilippo; in 2014, “Social Informatics: Past, Present, and Future,” also with Fichman; and in 2005, “Information Technologies in Human Contexts: Learning from Organizational and Social Informatics” with Steve Sawyer and the late Rob Kling.
He teaches courses in intellectual freedom, information science, doctoral research and digital entrepreneurship. He has been recognized multiple times for excellence in teaching, with the 2011 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from Association for Information Science & Technology, the 2005 Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence from IU, multiple Trustee’s Teaching award, and a 2003 state-wide MIRA Award for Technological Innovation in Education from Techpoint.
Areas of Expertise
Intellectual freedom, information access, censorship, privacy (from a social science -perspective).