Academic Profile

Joanna Sin is an associate professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. Joanna holds a PhD and a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Previously, she received her Bachelor of Social Science degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Geography and minoring in Anthropology. She teaches in the areas of research method, information organisation, and cataloguing and classification. Before joining NTU, Joanna was a visiting assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison. She also has experience working in the technical and reference services areas of academic libraries.
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Assoc Prof Sin Sei Ching Joanna
Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Joanna Sin’s areas of research interests include: structural and individual factors in information behaviour; social media information seeking; library services provision; perception, use, and outcomes of libraries; and bibliometrics.
  • Smart Nation and Knowledge Societies : Chinese Heritage, Translation and Digital Libraries
  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Kim, K.-S. (2018). How are we the same or different: Information needs and barriers of domestic and international students. The Journal of Academic Librarianship , 44(6), 712-723.

  • SCJ Sin, N Kwon. (2017). Displacement or complementarity? Assessing the relationship between social media and public library usage in the US, South Korea, and Singapore. Library & Information Science Research, 39(3), 169-179.

  • Sin, S.-C. J., & Vakkari, P. (2017). Information repertoires: Media use patterns in various gratification contexts. Journal of Documentation, 73(6), 1102-1118.

  • Mojisola Erdt, Aarthy Nagarajan, Sei-Ching Joanna Sin, Yin-Leng Theng. (2016). Altmetrics: an analysis of the state-of-the-art in measuring research impact on social media. Scientometrics, 109(2), 1117–1166.

  • Sin, S.-C. J. (2016). Social media and problematic everyday life information seeking outcomes: Differences across usage frequency, gender, and problem solving styles. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(8), 1793-1807.