Luz Quiroga

Associate Professor
Library & Information Science Program
Information & Computer Sciences Department
Hamilton Library 3C
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5838
Fax: (808) 956-3548
lquiroga (at) hawaii (dot) edu


Ph.D. School of Library and Information Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999.
M.Sc. Autonomous National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1984.
B.Sc. Universidad Industrial de Santander, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 1971.

Professional Background

2012- Associate Professor, Information and Computer Sciences Department / Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii
2000-2012 Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Sciences Department / Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997-1999 Graduate research assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
1996-1999 Computing consultant, University Information Technology Services, Indiana University, Bloomington

Fields of Interest

Information Retrieval, Information Filtering, Digital Libraries, Representation and Organization of Information.
User-Centered Database Design, Content Access (Classification, Indexing), Access to Internet Resources, Internet in Latin America, Distance Education, and Computer Mediated Communication.

Recent Courses Taught

LIS 647 Systems Approach to Library Operations
LIS 672 Library Automation
LIS 674 Database Design & Creation
LIS 678 Information Filtering
ICS 421 Database Systems
ICS 491 Special Topics
ICS 691 Information Architecture

Current Research Interests

Personalized Information Organization: Acquisition and Modeling of User’s Interest Profile in Information Filtering Systems. In collaboration with Dr. Javed Mostafa, Information Science & Informatics. Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana University.

Virtual meetings: advantages and limitations. In collaboration with Charlotte Ford and Catherine Davis Collins, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University. Contact: Dr. Matt Gredley, Senior Project Officer, APEC & North Asia Section, International Science and Technology Policy Branch, Australian. Federal Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Technology skills for Information Professionals. Expectations and needs as perceived by employers, professionals and students. Implications for curricula developments.

Conferences, Workshops and Invited Presentations

Collins, C., Quiroga, L.M. & Ford, C. “An Exploratory Study of the Advantages and Limitations of a Virtual Conference”. 63th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Nov. 11-16, 2000

Quiroga, L.M. & Dalbello, M. Technology: What the employers want and what the students think the employers need. In SIG: Curriculum. [Convenors: Marija Dalbello (Rutgers) and Luz M. Quiroga (Hawaii)]. ALISE Annual Conference, Washington D.C., January 9-12, 2000

Selected Publications

2000 Quiroga, L. & Mostafa J. “Empirical evaluation of explicit versus implicit acquisition of user profiles in information filtering systems”. In Proceedings of the 63th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 37.

1999 Quiroga, L.M., & Mostafa, J. “Empirical Evaluation of Explicit versus Implicit Acquisition of User Profiles in Information Filtering Systems.” Proceedings of Digital Libraries ’99. The Fourth ACM Conference on Digital Libraries. University of California Berkeley.

1998 Ford, C. & Quiroga L. M. “Academic libraries in Colombia”. In: Libraries: Global reach – Local touch. Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Barbara J. Ford and Kate Lippincott (eds.) p. 31-38. American Library Association, Chicago and London, 1998 (Book chapter)

1998 Mostafa, J., Quiroga, L.M. & Palakal, M. “Filtering Medical Documents Using Automated and Human Classification Methods.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science. Vol. 49, n.14.

1997 Jacob, E., Mostafa, J., & Quiroga, L.M. “An Approach to the Evaluation of Automatically Generated Classification Schemes.” In: P. Solomon (Ed.), Advances in Classification Research, Vol. 7 (pp. 78-98). Medford, NJ: Information Today.(Book chapter)