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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Jingjing Liu, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-1136
Fax: 803-777-7938

School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 205
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Dr. Liu's Website



B.A., Information Resources Management, Renmin University of China
M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
Ph.D., Information Science, Rutgers University


Dr. Jingjing Liu's research interests include personalization of information retrieval, human information behavior, human-computer interaction, digital libraries, evaluation of information systems and cognitive aspects of information search


Dr. Liu tries to foster learning through connecting real world experiences with course materials, encouraging interaction and collaboration, and using various types of delivery methods. She is teaching Information Organization and Retrieval, and Information Literacy and Technology.

Recent Publications

Z hang, X., Liu, J., Cole, M., & Belkin, N. J. (accepted). Modeling domain knowledge from searchers’ behaviors using multiple regression analysis. To appear in Journal of the American Society for Information science and Technology.

Liu, J. & Belkin, N. J. (accepted). Personalizing information retrieval for multi-session tasks: Examining the roles of task stage, topic knowledge, and task type on the interpretation of dwell time as an indicator of document usefulness. To appear in Journal of the American Society for Information science and Technology.

Liu, J., Belkin, N. J., & Z hang, X., & Yuan, X. (2013). Knowledge change in multi-session search tasks. Information Processing & Management, 49(5), 1058-1074. Liu, J. & Kim, C. (2013). Why do users perceive search task as difficult? Exploring difficulty in different task types. In Proceedings of HCIR 2013.

Liu, J., Liu, C., & Belkin, N.J. (2013). Examining the effects of task topic familiarity on searchers’ behaviors in different
task types. In Proceedings of ASIS&T 2013.


Journal reviewer, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Journal reviewer, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Information Systems

Program committee member, Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval

Program committee member, Information Interaction in Context Symposium